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For 18 years the United States of Asian America Festival has supported numerous artists and groups of the Pacific Islander/Asian Americans who put on diverse, dynamic, and damn fun arts events and programming representing our community.

Take a word from comedian and USAAF 2014 Artist, Imran! Imran is one half of the comedy duo The Colossal Show along with his comedy partner David Nguyen. We asked him a few questions about why they applied their comedy show “Bad Asians” to USAAF, their experiences working with APICC, and tips on applying to USAAF 2015: Sparking Light (https://apiculturalcenter.wufoo.com/forms/usaaf-2015-call-for-festival-entries/).

USAAF 2014 Artist and Comedian, Imran



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The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center proudly announces the participants for the May 2015 United States of Asian America Festival: Sparking Light!



USAAF - 18th Annual USAAF (2015)

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of
San Francisco announces a call for entries for the

18th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Sparking Light

Photo from USAAF 2014's Visual Art Exhibit,

APICC is currently reviewing bodies of work for the United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF) in May 2015. If you are an artist or group producing a full-length event (i.e., a minimum of 45 minutes of performance time) in San Francisco in May 2015 (or late April 2015 or early June 2015), we welcome your submission!

Since 1998, APICC has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of the San Francisco Bay Area's Asian Pacific Islander arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival during Asian Pacific Heritage month in May. Each year, over 5,000 people attend our six-week-long festival highlighting between 20-30 programs representing the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States featured in our print festival calendar.

Events should be connected to this year's theme - Sparking Light. That is, subject(s) of your event should focus on themes related to Pacific Islander and Asian American themes and culture and connecting specifically to provoking artistic and humanistic creativity; reflecting issues and stories that are both prevalent and vital within our diverse, vibrant communities; and mobilizing more just pathways for future generations while remembering those who walked before us.
No late submissions will be accepted.
To review the festival guidelines and to apply, go to our

See Submission Guidelines and further information after the break.

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