Asian Improv aRts
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 Pacific Islander heritage; 2) to engage a next generation of community members in the arts through arts educaiton; 3) to enable sustainability for artists and arts organizations in a challenging economic environment; and 4) to facilitate creative collaboration that bring together major institutions, artists, and multigenerational audiences and participants.
As a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts presenter, Asian Improv aRts has produced high quality arts and cultural events for over 25 years in the Bay Area in community-based and major venues partners such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFJazz, Chinese Cultural Center, and Cal Performances.
In 2012, Asian Improv aRts received support from ACTA’s Development Program to host a four-week artist-in-residency with Chinese dragon dance master artist Corey Chan for youth members of San Francisco Chinatown’s Cameron House.