Town Hall - Why we do it
Ever wondered what Town Hall is all about?
We've just redesigned the Town Hall page on our website and laid out the what, where, who and why of our flagship program. We've also listed ways that you can help. Check it out here
Congratulations to Alia Alhan of the Cultural Center of Kazakhstan NY, for winning the contest for best potluck dish at our May Town Hall. Her Kazakh dumplings were truly delicious. Alia shared the recipe with us, so try making it yourself! Check out Alia's Kazakh dumpling recipe here
Don't miss our next Town Hall:
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 10:00AM-12:00PM
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street (between Broadway and 6th Ave)
Subways: N R 6 to 28th St, F M E to 23rd St
Photo: Kevin Huang
Share a fresh cup of morning coffee with us this June at the beautiful New York Insight Meditation Center in Chelsea. Featuring spoken word artist YaliniDream, film producer Jaideep Punjabi, and... YOU! Plus a special presentation by Judith Moldover of the Lawyer's Alliance, an organization dedicated to providing pro-bono legal advice to non-profits.
RSVP For June Town Hall here
For more info on upcoming Town Halls, click here
"Building a Movement: Replicate your project in other cities"
Photo: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6:30-8:00PM
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street (between Howard and Grand Sts)
Subways: N Q R J Z 6 to Canal St
How and why did Occupy Wall Street local chapters proliferate so quickly? Join us for a lively discussion exploring models of community building that have grown, spread and become movements. We will investigate new ways for community-based organizations to think about their impact.
Wendy Brawer, Green Map (local map templates promoting sustainability, now used by activists and environmentalists in over 800 cities, towns and villages in 64 countries)
Casey Kelbaugh, Slideluck Potshow (slideshow & potluck gatherings, now operating in 40 cities around the world)
David Koren, FIGMENT Festival (NYC-based participatory arts festival, which has now spread to three other cities in the U.S.)
Steven Rand, apexart (decentralized funding and support for dozens of arts exhibitions taking place in six countries.)
Wen-Jay Ying, Local Roots NYC (community-supported agriculture project or CSA, bringing foods grown in local farms to nearby communities. Currently over 100 CSAs in New York City alone.)
Conversation moderated by Nico Daswani, a4 Program Director.
$10 General Admission, Free for Alliance+ and MoCA members
Purchase tickets here
This event is part of Brainstorm!, a4's series of lively panel discussions on the artist as entrepreneur.
Co-produced by a4 and the Museum of Chinese in America.
Nominate an arts advocate for the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts
a4 is now accepting nominations for the second annual Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts, honoring exceptional Asian American individuals for their accomplishments, promise, and commitment to the arts. The prize includes a $500 honorarium. The nominee will be honored at a4's 30th Anniversary Gala.
The deadline to apply online is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, 3 August 2012.
Photo: Sari Pessah
From left: Jeena Yi, Eugene Oh, David Paarlberg
photo: Francis Chin
Last Tuesday, May 22, 2012, a4 co-presented Revisiting Vincent, a performance adaption of the Vincent Chin case transcripts to a packed audience, at New York Law School.
a4 would like to thank the Asian American Bar Association of NY (AABANY) and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for co-presenting this event.
We are also grateful to our financial sponsors and 30 community partners.
Special thanks and congratulations to creative directors Soriya Chum and Elena Chang, both a4 staff members; as well as the cast and crew for the performance: Caitlin Bebb, Cirby Hatano, LaToya Lewis, Neil Magnuson, Eugene Oh, David Paarlberg, Frank Winters, and Jeena Yi. Thanks also to Corky Lee for making his historical photos from the period available for a slideshow and auction.
Birthday Salute for Private Danny Chen
photo: Frank Yee
Last Wednesday, May 23, 2012, The Organization of Chinese in America - New York (OCA-NY) held a birthday salute for Private Danny Chen, a 19-year-old Chinese American soldier who took his own life following weeks of constant mistreatment and discrimination by his superiors while stationed in Afghanistan.
Private Danny Chen would have turned 20 on May 26th, 2012. OCA-NY invited the community to commemorate what would have been his birthday.
a4 was proud to be a community sponsor for the event. a4 staff member Elena Chang served as co-emcee, a4 member artists Project Agent Orange and YaliniDream performed, and a4 member photographer Corky Lee was also featured.
HYPHEN and a4 Celebrate APA Month this Wednesday
Join a4, Hyphen magazine and other NYC-based community organizations in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the launch of Hyphen Issue 25. Mingle with individuals who care about making a difference in their community, and learn about volunteer and activism opportunities.
RSVP ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/events/383521475016237
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 6:30 to 10 PM
120 Orchard Street (in the Lower East Side between Rivington and Delancey)
New York, NY 10002
$2 photobooth and $6 well drinks! 21+ only.
- Apex for Youth
- Asian American Arts Alliance
- Asian CineVision/AAIFF
- Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
- Kollaboration New York
- Museum of Chinese in America
- Project by Project NY
- Taiwanese American Professionals NY
- Young Korean American Network
For questions or more event information, contact email@example.com.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite the world's youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity, and social inclusion. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.
PLURAL+ 2012 deadline for video submission is 1 July, 2012.
For further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form, visit the PLURAL+ website at: http://pluralplus.unaoc.org
Alliance+ Member Events
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2012, all day
Visual artist Jayanthi Moorthy presents this art installation made of mixed media and depicting social, cultural and spiritual experiences of Asian women. Showing at Open Studios.
Friday, June 1, 2012, 7:30pm
Korean Traditional Music & Dance Institute 25th Anniversary Performance
The Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute of NY presents this Kayagum performance by master Yoon Sook Park, protector of the late Kayagum Master "Dae Bong Yoo" style.
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 4:00pm
Lotus Studio Showcase #1
Lotus Music & Dance presents this showcase of the many dance styles that are practiced in their studio. Featuring Bani Ray (Odissi), Minila Shah (Semi-Classical Bollywood), Rebeca Tomas (Flamenco), the Lower East Side Girls Club Flamenco Dancers, and more.
Friday, June 8, 2012, 6:30pm
New York Japan CineFest: Short Film Program
Asia Society presents this evening of seven award-winning short films by U.S.-based filmmakers.
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Korean Traditional Music & Dance Institute of New York
The Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute of New York (KTMDI), founded in 1987, is a Korean performing arts organization based in New York City.
KTMDI specializes in teaching and performing Korean traditional music and dance. By doing so, it strives to play the role of unofficial diplomat and share and preserve Korea's rich and vibrant culture with Korean Americans as well as the surrounding community.
KTMDI's 25th Anniversary Performance takes place this Friday, June 1, at Flushing Town Hall.
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Posted! Opportunities on the UAI Forum
(Call for Applications) Cue Art Foundation seeks applicants for a curatorial residency. This program provides one curator with the necessary time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
(Call for Applications) The Disney | ABC Writing Program is accepting applications for its one-year program offering emerging television writers a chance to work with industry professionals.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012
(Call for Applications) The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has opened applications for the 2012 Princess Grace Awards in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film. The awards support emerging artists.
Deadline for Film: Friday, June 1, 2012
(Guidelines Available) The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Artist Residency Program supports artists and organizations working together to increase demand for jazz, theatre and/or contemporary dance.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012 ("intent to apply" form)
(Call for Applications) Kearny Street Workshop is accepting submissions for KSW Runway, the 4th annual fashion show fundraiser featuring emerging Asian American fashion and accessory designers.
Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2012
(Call for Applications) The Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is accepting submissions for its 2012 grant cycle. The grant supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art with awards ranging from $3,000 to $50,000.
Deadline: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
(Call for Applications) Caldera Arts Center is accepting applications for its 2013 Artists in Residency program. Artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Successful applicants stay in Caldera's facilities in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sister, Oregon for month-long residencies.
Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2012
(Call for Applications) Turkey Land Cove Foundation is currently accepting applications for its next retreat session, running from September 15 - December 15, 2012. The residency is open to motivated women who wish to pursue their professional, education and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life.
Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2012
(Job Opening) The Korematsu Institute seeks a part-time NYC-based film festival consultant to start immediately.
Learn about more opportunities and post your own!
The Urban Artist Initiative (UAI) Forum is a joint project of Asian American Arts Alliance, Amerinda, Bronx Council on the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Queens Council on the Arts.
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