THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2021
FORGING OUR FUTURES - SOMA & CHINATOWN
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco announces the 24th Annual United States of Asian America Festival.
About the USAAF 2021
Each year, the United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) presents 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.
This year’s theme, Forging Our Futures - SoMa & Chinatown, explores the following:
• How are we fostering recovery, resilience, and regeneration in our SoMa and Chinatown communities during these difficult times?
• What does place-making and community building look like in SoMa and Chinatown’s past, present, and future? How do they intersect?
• How are we imagining and manifesting empowered futures for ourselves and our communities?
Film still from Water Pilgrimage by Ranko Ogura, edited by Daniel Ancheta for USAAF 2020.
FESTIVAL CALENDAR COMING SOON
The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the presenting artists for the 24th Annual United States of Asian America Festival:
FEATURED & COMMISSIONED ARTISTS
Audrey Thao Berger and Noah Wang
ARTISTS PRESENTING SELF-PRODUCED VIRTUAL EVENTS
Balay Kreative & Pilipinx Virtual Histories
Lauren Andrei Garcia
The following workshops are open to the public with a focus on events occurring as part of USAAF 2021.
Click each workshop link below to register:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW CLOSED
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:59PM PST
Interested in applying next year? Review this year's Submission Guidelines.