Tj Basa published Featured Artist - Irene Tu in USAAF 2019 - Collective // Memories 2019-04-03 16:40:27 -0700
APICC proudly presents the work of USAAF Featured Artist - Irene Tu - during the 2019 Festival.
Irene Tu is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Named one of the Bay Area’s best stand up comedians and an “artist on the brink of fame,” Irene has performed at numerous festivals and opened for Patton Oswalt and W. Kamau Bell. This is her third USAAF show.
Rest In Peace Irene
Rest In Peace Irene is a humorous look at one of life’s most serious topics: death. In this solo show, Irene explores what it means to grapple with your mortality while trying to live life to its fullest. Dark subject matter include: what to do in case of an apocalypse, preferred ways to die, how to grieve appropriately, and things to not say in front of your elderly grandparents. If you’re afraid of death, this show is for you. If you love death, see a therapist first, but this show is also for you.
Written & performed by Irene Tu. Directed by Kat Evasco.
Rest In Peace Irene will premiere on 8pm, May 17 & 18, 2019 at Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco. Buy presale tickets online: https://ripirene.bpt.me/
WHAT IS THE FEATURED ARTIST?
Each year, APICC’s Artistic Director will choose a Featured Artist whose work will be highlighted to represent Asian and Pacific Islander artists in San Francisco’s arts community in its annual United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF). The artist chosen: is committed to API arts in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area; demonstrates leadership in building arts communities; creates high quality and engaging arts experiences for both artists involved and its audiences; and has participated in USAAF and/or has cultivated a deeper, collaborative relationship with APICC.
The Featured Artist not only receives fiscal support for the creation and presentation of their work for the festival, but will also be part of the jury that curates USAAF’s events and programs. The Featured Artist will be a leader and mentor in the festival’s process by leading professional development workshops and providing artistic feedback during the creation process to the other artists participating in USAAF. This level of support aims to fulfill APICC’s festival goals:
- Implement a commissioning program that will function as an artists incubator - creating multiple career pathways for API artists to grow.
- Facilitate community building with and between local API artists.
- Attain flexibility to address production and professional development needs of individual artists.
- Be more directly involved in supporting the artistic creation process.
Each year, APICC presents the United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF) with up to 20 different programs reflecting the artistic accomplishments and cultural diversity of San Francisco’s Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. USAAF showcases artists representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups and aims to heighten the visibility of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists working in all disciplines - theater, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, and more. Our goal is to nurture and empower these groups to be self-sufficient while providing the support they need to grow. USAAF is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
In addition to USAAF, APICC also programs, sponsors and presents events and showcases throughout the year.
Click above to see a list of our upcoming events and learn about events we've presented in the past.
THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2019 - COLLECTIVE // MEMORIES
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco announces the 22nd Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Collective // Memories.
See the USAAF 2019 Online Calendar for dates, details and tickets!
About the USAAF 2019
Individual artists, arts groups, and arts organizations are will presents artistic events occurring in May-June 2019 as part of the United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF).
FESTIVAL THEME | Subject(s) of your program(s) and/or event(s) 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.
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the presenting artists for the United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) coming in May-June 2019!
Eth-Noh-Tec (Nancy Wang)
Sally Wen Mao
Nina Bazan Sakamoto & Maya Fuji
Rooted Recipes Project
Kearny Street Workshop
After a very competitive jury process, the selected artists best reflected the festival's goals towards diversity and artistic excellence while also embodying this year's festival theme: Collective // Memories.
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.
Photo: The Round Rock Collective, Keeping, 2019. Image courtesy of artist.
The Round Rock Collective is a participating artist as part of the visual art exhibition Agrarianaa
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
**Photo by Robbie SweenyDonate
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 [email protected]
Tj Basa 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
*Please note: If you would like to make a donation specifically towards an APICC fiscally-sponsored project such as Jon Jang, Unity Archive Project, East Wind ezine, Lenora Lee Dance or Trashed: The Lost World of May's Photo Studio, Oral Histories of the International Hotel Human Barricade, please donate through their specific pages here.
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.
If you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at [email protected].Donate
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 [email protected].