Founded in 1987, Asian Improv aRts’ mission is to produce, present, and document artistic works that represent the Asian American experience.  In pursuing this mission, Asian Improv aRts seeks: 1) to make it possible for artists to create innovative works that are rooted in the diasporic experiences of Asian and…
Founded in 1991 by a group of Vietnamese American journalists, artists, and friends, the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association is a community-based, nonprofit organization.  VAALA has organized numerous cultural events such as art exhibitions, book fairs, book signings, recitals, plays, lectures, the biennial Vietnamese International…
Hawaiian hula is an indigenous dance form accompanied by oli (chant) and mele (song).   The oli and the hula dramatize and accentuate the mele, which carries valuable information: history, genealogy, religion, geography, geology, etc. There are many styles of hula which have been divided into two main categories. Kahiko…
Asociacion Mayab’s mission is to create the conditions that will allow for the optimal development of the Maya community living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Asociacion Mayab was founded in 2004 by a group of Maya immigrants concerned about the gradual loss of the language and values of their…
Cambodian Association of America (CAA) is committed to improving the quality of life in the Long Beach community by providing linguistically and culturally appropriate social, health, outreach education and employment services to low-income children and families.   CAA, incorporated as a nonprofit in 1975, is the…
Coachella Valley Housing Coalition was founded in 1982 by local community activists, business leaders, and other individuals to address the lack of adequate housing for farmworkers, low-income families, and individuals in the Coachella Valley. The mission of CVHC is to help low-income families improve their living…
Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival (FilAm Fest) is held near the historic Filipino community of San Diego County, located in the Paradise Hills neighborhood of the City of San Diego near Potomac Park. The Festival is held on the first Saturday of October, which coincides…
Great Leap, Inc. is a nonprofit arts organization that utilizes the disciplines of music, dance, and theater to deepen relations among people of diverse cultures and faiths.  Great Leap engages in collaborations with professional and community artists, fosters leadership by mentoring emerging artists, and builds community…
Khaley Adouna African Dance & Drum is a collective of performing artists based in the East San Francisco Bay Area.  It was formed in 2006 by Danielle DeLane to further promote cultural arts in the Bay Area by creating opportunities for independent artists to share their…
La Peña Cultural Center is a vibrant community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.  As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share…