THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2019 - COLLECTIVE // MEMORIES
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco is now accepting proposals for the 22nd Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Collective // Memories.
Individual artists, arts groups, and arts organizations are welcome to submit applications for events occurring in May 2019 as part of the United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF).
FESTIVAL THEME | Subject(s) of your program(s) and/or event(s) should focus on themes related to Pacific Islander and Asian American themes and culture, connecting specifically to this year’s theme of COLLECTIVE // MEMORIES:
- Celebrating and remembering Asian and Pacific Islanders who have made lasting cultural contributions in our communities.
- Empowered community building during times of loss and turmoil to create spaces of sanctuary and healing.
- Honoring our shared histories as Asians and Pacific Islanders in America and how they inform our present and our futures.
Click here to read more about Festival Awards and Levels of Support.
Check out the USAAF 2018 online calendar to see last year's line-up of festival artists and events.
Applications will only be accepted online through this form: USAAF 2019 Application
DEADLINE & SUBMISSION FORMAT | ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AT 11:59PM PST ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018. No late submissions will be accepted. All files must be submitted through the online submission form, and the application should be filled out in one sitting as you will not be able to go back and edit. We highly suggest you have your answers completed in a document before you begin and submit the application.
If you have any problems with this submission form, please contact email@example.com. NO phone, post-mail, or in-person submissions will be accepted. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted submissions will also NOT be accepted.
Students and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The selected and waitlisted artists or groups will be contacted by email by Friday, November 30, 2018.
USAAF SUPPORTS | All mediums of art and culture (e.g., theater, storytelling, stand-up comedy, dance, performance art, solo performance, literary, panel discussion, music, visual art exhibition, performance poetry, film, spoken word, variety showcase, multimedia productions, multi-art productions, etc).
USAAF DOES NOT FUND | Benefits and fundraisers. Events not open or accessible to the general public. Events occurring outside of the city and county of San Francisco.*
Photo courtesy of APICC and Jason Chew. Ruby Ibarra performing at 'APICENTER: Making Waves' music show, produced by Lex The Lexicon Artist for USAAF 2018.
APICC is proud to fiscally sponsor Lenora Lee Dance. Donations to Lenora Lee Dance projects can be made on this page through APICC as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About Lenora Lee Dance:
The mission of Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) is to create and present large-scale multimedia performance works integrating dance, original music, video projection, text and installation that connect various styles of movement and music to culture, history and human rights issues.
Lenora Lee (artistic director) has been a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. She has been an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, and a Visiting Scholar at New York University through the Asian/Pacific/American Institute. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Dance Mission Theater.
Over the last ten years, LLD's work has grown to encompass the creation, presentation, and screening of films, museum and gallery installations, civic engagement and educational programming. The company creates works that are both set in public and private spaces, intimate and at the same time large-scale, inspired by individual stories as well as community strength. LLD is weaving together multiple artistic disciplines and socially conscious work, pushing the relevance of arts in various communities throughout the country.
For more information on LLD artistic works and collaborators, see www.lenoraleedance.com
*For check donations, please write checks to 'Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center' with 'Lenora Lee' in the memo. Please include a return mailing address or email address to send the donation acknowledgement to.
Send checks to the address below:
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, APICC proudly fiscally sponsors a number of local artists and their creative endeavors relevant to our mission and to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Donations can be made to a number of these projects. Please see the list above for more information.
For inquiry about fiscal sponsorship, please contact APICC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinay Patel published USAAF 2017 Participants in USAAF 2017 - Threading Resilience 2017-03-03 15:08:53 -0800
APICC gladly announces the talented artists and group that will be part of the United States of Asian America Festival: Threading Resilience!
Stay tuned with APICC online to see the latest updates on what we have to offer later this Spring.
ALLELUIA PANIS DANCE THEATER
CYNTHIA LING LEE
JAQ NGUYEN VICTOR
URBAN X INDIGENOUS
KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP
OUR STORIES OUR VOICES
THE PLACE COLLECTIVE
GAUTAM TEJAS GANESHAN
*BAY AREA BURMESE POETS AND WRITERS and MACROWAVES COLLECTIVE are no longer participating USAAF 2017
Donate to Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) to directly invest in cultural institutions that present and empower diverse voices in arts and culture.
Your tax-deductible contribution is a meaningful statement in our community's value and need for organizations like APICC that present premier Asian Pacific Islander works of art in the San Francisco-Bay Area.
*Please note: If you would like to make a donation specifically towards an APICC fiscally-sponsored project such as Lenora Lee Dance or Trashed: The Lost World of May's Photo Studio, please donate through their specific pages here.
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USAAF 2017 - THREADING RESILIENCE
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco will present the 20th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Threading Resilience.
Selected individual artists, arts groups, and arts organizations for USAAF 2017 will present their full-length arts event productions (i.e., a minimum of 45 minutes of performance time) occurring within the city and county San Francisco during May 2017.
FESTIVAL THEME | Subject(s) of the program(s) and/or event(s) will focus on themes related to Pacific Islander and Asian American themes and culture, connecting specifically to this year’s theme of Threading Resilience:
- How has identity and visibility for APIs in art and politics evolved and where are themes of identity heading?
- What intersections and collaborations in art, identity, and politics have shaped, connected, and strengthened our communities amidst forces of oppression in mainstream culture and media?
- How have we utilized placemaking for our community throughout history and today? What will it take to ensure the collective survival of these spaces for future generations?
USAAF 2017 Calendar
The calendar of programmed events for USAAF 2017 is now live! Go through the program calendar, click the event links and buy your tickets now for our these events.
USAAF 2017 Participants
See this year's festival artists on our USAAF 2017 Participants page.
QUESTIONS | If you have any questions about this application, the festival, or APICC, please visit our website at www.apiculturalcenter.org or e-mail Artistic Director Melanie Elvena at firstname.lastname@example.org.