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  • With Her Voice, She Rises: A Celebration of API Women in Performance & Literature

    In a first-time collaboration, Asian Pacific Islander arts organizations APICC, Bindlestiff Studio and Kundiman invite the community to commemorate Women’s History Month with a celebratory showcase of API women artists.

    Resident Bindlestiff and Kundiman artists will perform monologues and literary works conveying intimate and profound expressions of womanhood, identity and lineage. Beginning on International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is in deep appreciation and solidarity with API Women, their unique experiences, and their cultural impact through performance and literature.

    This collaborative literary/performance showcase is in support of the exceptional featured artists and the long-standing organizations. Join us on March 8 for International Women’s Day or March 9 for a special event reception with refreshments.

    Artists:

    Mia Ayumi Malhotra

    Sunshine Roque

    Ava Tong

    And more to come.

    When:

    Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8PM

    Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM*

    *Reception on Saturday, March 9 at 7pm (before show)

    WHEN
    March 08, 2019 at 8pm - March 10, 2019 at 9pm
    WHERE
    Bindlestiff Studio
    185 Sixth St
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States
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    $15.00 USD · rsvp

  • PASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT: THE ART OF NANCY HOM

    Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations, and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 “Soul of San Francisco” mandala that morphs into a new one by the last week of the show.

    For the past seven years, Hom has concentrated on the mandala art form as a way to foster unity and healing, and to tell personal and communal narratives. She has created 18 unique mandala projects to date. They range from 3-feet to 12-feet and address various topics, such as individual identity, collective grief, or community celebration.

    Hom's mandala-making process invites participation from the public. As she has done in the past, she will engage community members to make items for the new mandala working with students from Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School in the Mission and senior residents of TODCO Group’s housing in the South of Market.

    Exhibition programs throughout the month will include an artist talk, a poetry reading by Hom accompanied by performances, and a panel discussion on our changing city and how it has impacted the lives of its long-time residents.

    HIGHLIGHTED EXHIBITION EVENTS

    Opening Reception | March 1 @ 7-9pm

    Free, all ages event celebrating the opening of Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom at The Luggage Store. Evening program includes artist remarks.

    Artist Talk with Nancy Hom | March 9 @ 2-4pm 

    Join Nancy Hom for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom and learn about her 45-year artistic career.

    Poetry + Performances | March 15 @ 7-9pm 

    An evening of poetry + performances by artists with deep connections to San Francisco. Featuring poetry by Nancy Hom, performance by Leticia Hernández-Linares, and more.

    Panel Discussion | March 23 @ 2-4pm

    Artists Jason Bayani, Lenore Chin, Rio Yanez, Weston Teruya (moderator), and more come together to discuss the SF Bay Area’s changing landscape, and its impact on generations of long term residents, artists, and community organizers.

    Closing Reception | March 30 @ 2-4pm

    Witness the final iteration of Nancy Hom’s new mandala while partaking in a community potluck to close out the exhibition.

    WHEN

    March 1-30, 2019

    Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm (or by appointment) 

    WHERE

    Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

     

     

    Above images:

    Title: Open To You

    Medium: Screenprint

    Artist: Nancy Hom

     

    Pictured: Artist Nancy Hom

    Photo Credit: Bob Hsiang

     

    Title: Journey of Transformation Mandala

    Medium: various materials

    Artist: Nancy Hom

    Photo Credit: Bob Hsiang

    WHEN
    March 01, 2019 at 7pm - March 30, 2019 at 8pm
    WHERE
    Luggage Store Gallery
    1007 Market St
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States
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    rsvp

  • USAAF 2019

    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.


    Online Application

    Online Applications for USAAF 2019 are now closed. 

    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.*

     

    APPLICATION WORKSHOPS |

    One-on-one application workshops are available by appointment between October 22-November 2, 2018. Please schedule an appointment to speak with APICC's Artistic Director prior to the submission deadline.

    Workshop Registration

     

     

     

    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. 


  • Lenora Lee Dance

    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:

    APICC
    934 Brannan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

     

     

    **Photo by Robbie Sweeny 

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  • Fiscally Sponsored Projects

    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 info@apiculturalcenter.org


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  • USAAF 2017 Participants

    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. 

     

    Presented

    ALLELUIA PANIS DANCE THEATER

    CYNTHIA LING LEE

    DNAGA

    IRENE TU

    J. THEO

    JAQ NGUYEN VICTOR

    JASON BAYANI

    JYUN JYUN

    RE-PRESENT MEDIA

    URBAN X INDIGENOUS

    Sponsored

    APPENDIX COLLECTIVE

    KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP

    MICHELLE LIN

    NANCY WANG

    ONENESSBUTOH

    OUR STORIES OUR VOICES

    SAMMAY

    THE PLACE COLLECTIVE

    WODC

    Supported

    GAUTAM TEJAS GANESHAN

    LATIFA MEDJDOUB
    & HACO

     

     

    *BAY AREA BURMESE POETS AND WRITERS and MACROWAVES COLLECTIVE are no longer participating USAAF 2017


  • Donate to APICC

    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.



    If you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at info@apiculturalcenter.org.

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  • APICC Presents the 20th annual USAAF May 2017

    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 entries@apiculturalcenter.org.

     

    More information on the festival are upcoming. Keep checking our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay up to date on Festival news. 


Founded in 1996, APICC supports and produces multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of API's living in the United States.