We are an arts org. We bring professional and emerging artist together to raise funds and awareness to important critical issues and causes. 

Our inspiration comes from the determination and fearlessness of our name sake AJ Perrelli. AJ was a professional dancer, singer, actor and stage performer who passed away at the young age of 26. His final casting was as an organ donor. Because of AJ both in life and after his death people world wide were inspired to pursue their passions for the the arts and also sign up as organ donors.

We create - We curate - We cultivate creative artists 

#4AJ

501(c)3 not for profit 

Hire us! That's how we fund our programs!

Our services include: video/film production and editing, photography, musicians, singers, writers, actors and stage performers, graphic artists, body painters, live event production, consulting services on your production


Meet our after school FAM Club kids 2017 

LIVE LIFE GIVE LIFE Video/ AJP Produced for Create from the Heart Campaign

Why The AJ Project? The simple answer is #4AJ.  

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This project exists as an extension of our namesake AJ Perrelli's love of

creating and connecting those who create.

When AJ passed away a fund was set up to help with his burial costs. After all was done there was $800 still in the account.  AJ's mother promised that any remaining money would be put into a fund for the arts in honor of AJ. The AJ Project was born.

Like AJ, The AJ Project is a cheerleader, fundraiser, networker and supporter to the creative community. Because of AJ, our project fuels the passions of emerging artists by providing support, friendship, tools and resources.

In life and as a performer AJ wasn't famous. He was however infamous. Either you loved or hated him. There was no in between.  He walked into a room and you remembered him.  He was the life of the party and the never enough kid.  He never wanted the fun to end. But when he performed, rehearsed, acted or sang on stage he was the ultimate professional. He gave it his all.  

If you were lucky enough to see him on stage you would instantly point him out.  He had "IT" and because of "it" and so many years of dedication and training he was able to support himself as a creative artists.  That is a true accomplishment.

When the news of his injury got out the stories of his love and support for each and every one of the people he touched went viral. When he was in the hospital thousands of messages were posted on his social media. Hundreds of visitors came to his bedside and when it was determined that he was on a journey to brain death and his gifts as an organ donor the support for him and his family exponentially grew. 

The loss was felt deep and still is felt to this day by so many. He left behind a legacy of being the connector, supporter, organizer of fun and the best friend to so many people.

  

Join our community

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  • Become a part of our community of artists and supporters
  • Partner with us as a mentor or offer your talents as master class presenter-
  • Apply to sit on our board of directors or advisory council- send inquiries to Christine@4theajproject.org
  • Donate money to keep our programming going
  • Create an event to benefit the TAJP or have a house party and invite your friends to learn more about The AJ Project

The AJ Project is dedicated to the memory of Anthony "AJ" Perrelli (AJ's story)  
August 5, 1987 - October 16, 2013

The AJ Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM · $75.00 USD
    Astoria World Manor in Astoria, NY

    2019 Event Tkts/Sponsor

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    Join us as we Create From the HeART! 

    Create from the Heart is an annual showcase held in Queens NY featuring a live band, professional and emerging creative artists and friends old and new coming together to raise funds and awareness to the need for Organ Donation Registration. The event supports efforts made by the AJ Project to connect creative artists to critical issues and causes. We pay homage to its namesake AJ Perrelli as an artist and organ donor and honor those who gave the gift of life as well as received. This event is open to the public and Family friendly.  Jan 26th - 2-6 pm in Astoria, NY. Suggested donation $75. Event Sponsorships and raffle/auction donations accepted now. Live entertainment, buffet meal and cash bar.

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    Enjoy Live music, song and dance, auctions and raffles.  Need more info? contact Christine@4theajproject.org

    Proceeds benefit The AJ Project 

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