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With a mobile recording studio we can bring our music and digital arts programs to more under-served youth across the Los Angeles area.
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It’s time to take HNDP to the next level and that’s why we’re here. HNDP has been running programs in Los Angeles for the past 5 years through partner organizations such as the venerable Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. Over this time, we’ve affected thousands of youth with our incredibly popular open mic series and have individually mentored hundreds through our intensive music development workshops.

Now a 501(c)(3) organization ourselves, we think we’re ready to lead a new generation of arts nonprofits to rethink the traditional funding paradigm, leverage technology in new ways and serve a broader market. Our mission is to provide a positive outlet for under-served students and facilitate an entry-point into the music & digital arts industries.

In order to deliver on our promise, we’ve decided to combine one of the biggest phenomenons in the city, lunch trucks, with our unique blend of programing, content creation and mentorship. Being 100% mobile allows us to keep our overhead lean while serving a larger number of youth since we are not tied to a single facility or location. Additionally, it allows HNDP to partner with a larger network of nonprofit organizations.

HNDP Artist Series: Volume One

The HNDP Artist Series: Volume One is our first of many fine art group shows and includes artists that have been supportive of HNDP from day one.  For this show, we selected canvases that have influenced hip-hop, which was the foundation of our Hard n da Paint programming early.  Throughout the campaign we’ll highlight a new artist and the work they created specifically for this show and Kickstarter.  They are all unique one of a kind pieces that would be great additions to your art collection.  You could even try to own them all and keep them as a series.  The artists include:

1) Cache - http://www.cachickenart.com

2) Jaime “Germs” Zacarias - http://www.germs4u.com

3) Fabian “Spade” Debora - http://www.fabianspadedebora.net

4) Douglas Miles - http://apacheskateboards.com

Risks and challenges

To fund this project, we know there will always be some unknown expenses when it comes to operating a vehicle. Things break down, stop working and need replacing. We’ve planned for these types of costs in our operating budget and won’t touch those funds unless needed.

HNDP has put together a proven Board of Directors with professional and nonprofit experience to lead the organization into its next chapter. We understand the challenges that nonprofits face and are committed ensuring HNDPs future success.

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    Paper HNDP Truck - Print it, Build it, Share it.

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    HNDP Sticker Pack - Quality outdoor vinyl stickers provided by world famous Sticky Ricks. Reward also includes a Paper Truck.

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    Oh snap! I'm just a friend - No merch needed, this just sounds dope. Still includes website recognition as a Friend of HNDP.

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    Get your HNDP T-Shirt here - Launched just for Kickstarter. Reward also includes a Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck. Silkscreening courtesy of Social Machine Productions.

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    Who doesn't need a new hoodie? - Reward also includes the Tee, a Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    "Summer Break Special" Classroom Pack -
    Just for the Teachers out there, reward your class with something special and bring HNDP into your classroom. This unique 1 hour improvisation session will engage your kids and let them walk away with some basic music knowledge and an actual class song they make themselves. Oh, we'll also throw in an HNDP Sticker Pack for each student too (a $15 value per student).

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    Custom :30 freestyle rap - You provide us with a topic, words or name and we'll do the rest. Get your custom personal rap for you or your business today. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    Classroom Pack - Just for the Teachers out there, reward your class with something special and bring HNDP into your classroom. This unique 1 hour improvisation session will engage your kids and let them walk away with some basic music knowledge and an actual class song they make themselves. Oh, we'll also throw in an HNDP Sticker Pack for each student too (a $15 value per student).

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    New Era Cap Pack - Custom embroidered New Era 9Fifty snapback cap in our classic Black and Gold. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    Sk8 Pack - Rep HNDP at the skateparks. Hand pulled silkscreen on deck courtesy of Social Machine Productions. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    HNDP Serato Vinyl Set - Own an exclusive pair of Serato vinyl, featuring the HNDP coat of arms. These are exclusive for Kickstarter and won't be produced anywhere else.

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    HNDP Gold Member - Annual member for one year. Includes website recognition as a Gold Member. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    HNDP Artist Series: Volume One - Cache, hand-painted vintage (1970s) Pioneer headphones that still kick. Adorned with his classic chicken designs seen in his murals throughout LA and beyond. Don't miss out on these truly one of a kind headphones to add to your art collection.

    http://www.cachickenart.com

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    HNDP Artist Series: Volume One - Jaime "Germs" Zacarias, hand-painted vintage upright bass that still plays. Inspired by the vintage canvas, Germs went back to his original styles from his early days as a muralist and painter. This unique piece would make a fantastic addition to any collection or would look great as a piece to an interior design needing that special touch. http://www.germs4u.com/

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    HNDP Artist Series: Volume One - Fabian "Spade" Debora, hand-painted vintage Bundy Clarinet case, with fully over-hauled clarinet. Designed with hand written lettering, this piece is classic Spade, a rising star in the LA art scene, and would be a welcome addition to your art collection. http://www.fabianspadedebora.net

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    Private Open Mic Session w/Truck - Book a private open mic session where our instructors will show up to your location of choice (within The Greater Los Angeles Area). Great choice for a birthday party or company event. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    HNDP Platinum Membership - Annual member for one year. Includes website recognition as a Platinum Member. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    HNDP Artist Series: Volume One - Douglas Miles, hand-painted & stenciled vintage Hilton briefcase speaker set, in working condition. Leader of the Apache Skateboard Movement, Douglas presents his HNDP: The Love Below / Apache Speaker Box, a unique blend of Miles' classic stencil work with his rare hand-drawn ink. If you pass on this, you will regret it. http://apacheskateboards.com

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    HNDP Double Platinum Member - Includes everything in the Platinum Membership package PLUS logo placement on our truck for one year. Reward also includes Platinum Member website recognition, a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    Inaugural Truck Performance - Book the first performance with the new truck. Includes special guest performance along with HNDP student opening acts. Must be within The Greater Los Angeles Area. Great choice for a birthday party or company event. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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    HNDP Founders Circle - Includes permanent website recognition and permanent logo placement on truck. This is a bargain which is why there's only one available. Reward also includes a Hoodie, the Tee, Sticker Demo Pack & Paper Truck.

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Funding period

- (29 days)