Locating the Sacred Kickstarter Campaign - only 11 days left to contribute!
We've raised 45% of our goal for our Locating the Sacred Kickstarter Campaign so far! Please check out our Kickstarter video and contribute. Some of the best prizes are still up for grabs, and there are just 11 days left to make this happen!
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Zarin Mehta, Executive Director of New York Philharmonic, will be lead honoree at a4 Gala
We are thrilled to announce that a4 will honor Zarin Mehta, one of the most high-profile Asian American leaders in the arts worldwide, as our lead honoree for a4's 29th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, October 18, 2011! Mehta is credited with overseeing the New York Philharmonic Orchestra's historic February 2008 concert in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Mr. Mehta is the son of the late violinist and Bombay Symphony Orchestra founder Mehli Mehta. He is also the brother of the celebrated conductor Zubin Mehta, who was the New York Philharmonic's Music Director from 1978 to 1991.
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Photo: New York Philharmonic
Nominate an arts advocate for the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts
a4 is now accepting nominations for the inaugural 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 29th Anniversary Gala! Click here for more info
Photo courtesy of Sari Pessah
Want to announce your gay marriage at Town Hall?
Tuesday, July 5, 10am, NY Insight Meditation Center
Celebrate freedoms and equalities for all in our community! Come to our July 5 Town Hall and celebrate New York's passing of the same-sex marriage bill. Pitches, performances, and a potluck--what better celebration could there be? RSVP Now
Check out these video clips from your fellow Town Hall participants responding to the question "What does Town Hall" mean to you?
Alliance+ Member Events
Thursday, June 30, 6pm: Industry Spotlight: 72 Hour Film Shootout Informational, presented by Asian American Film Lab
Want to know what's going on with this year's 'shootout' or have questions? Come to the 72 Hour Film Shootout 2011 info session, scheduled for Saturday, July 16 - Monday, July 18. Location to be announced. Learn more
Saturday, July 2, 8pm: Concert with J-pop and R&B Star Asuca Hayashi, presented by the Center for Remembering and Sharing
EMI Music Japan recording artist and star Asuca Hayashi performs with Takako Hatanaka on keyboard and special guest dancer Lāle Sayoko. At the Center for Remembering and Sharing. Learn more
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Corky Lee has been taking photographs of NYC's Asian American community since the '70s. Known as "The Undisputed Unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate," his work has captured the lives of Asian Pacific Americans, from everyday moments to protests and vigils. His mission is to ensure that the stories and faces of Asian Pacific Americans will be included in the records of American history, combating stereotypes and injustice. Check out his solo show Asian Pacifically New York: The Photography of Corky Lee at the Queens Museum, running now through August 14!
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Corky Lee, Photographer
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Photo: Jason Jem
Posted! Opportunities on the UAI Forum
(Residency) The NARS Foundation seeks applications for its International Artist Residency Program 2012 Season One. Artist-In-Residence fellows have access to NARS facilities, studio space and professional development programs, culminating in an open studio event. Submit by Friday, August 12. Learn more
(Call for Applications) JT Lotus Dance Company seeks proposals from emerging choreographers for two upcoming choreographers showcases scheduled for fall 2011. Submit by Friday, August 19. Learn more
(Job Opportunity) Creative Capital, a non-profit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists, seeks an External Affairs Coordinator and a Grants Writer. Apply now. Learn more
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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.