Asian American Arts Centre Records


Date Range:
 19452009
Survey Conducted: Wed, 2009-04-15
Creator: Asian American Arts Centre

History:
 The Asian American Arts Centre, founded in 1974 as Asian American Dance Theatre (AADT), is one of the older community arts organizations in New York City Chinatown. The current name, Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC), was adopted in 1987 to encompass both the dance company (AADT) and the visual arts program, Asian Arts Institute, initiated in 1984.AAAC began the Asian American Artists’ Slide Archive in 1982. Artist vertical files were developed and accumulated as a permanent research archive documenting the history of Asian/Pacific American Artists in the United States since 1945 to the present. The archive contains not only slides but also a variety of materials that are both primary and secondary sources from approximately 1,500 artists.

Asian American Arts Alliance Records

Date Range: 19832007
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2008-11-21
Creator: Asian American Arts Alliance

History: The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City through funding, promotion and community building. Founded in 1983 by a group of arts leaders who recognized the need for a strong, collective body of Asian American arts groups to represent the interests of its talented, yet under-recognized members, A4 remains the only service organization for the rapidly diversifying and growing Asian American population in the New York metropolitan area. A4’s membership is currently comprised of more than 250 Asian American artists and arts organizations creating works in a wide range of media in the visual, literary, and performing arts.A4’s programming include public forums and workshops, regular member meetings, publications, and funding programs. Among its publications are a directory of Asian American arts organizations and touring artists, the bi-monthlyAsian American Arts Calendar/Resources & Opportunities, an Asian American arts newsletter, Dialogue magazine, and e-Voice, an e-calendar publicizing members’ arts events.

Asia Pacific Forum Records

Date Range: 19982011APF logo
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2011-01-28
Creator: Asia Pacific Forum

History:
 Broadcasting on WBAI 99.5 FM and streaming live on the web every Monday from 9-10 pm, Asia Pacific Forum (APF) is “a progressive pan-Asian radio show” based in New York City focusing on culture and politics. APF’s broadcasts cover underreported stories from Asia and Asian America and explore topics including activism, civil and human rights, foreign policy, immigration, history, labor, literature, pop culture, and the performing arts. WBAI is part of the Pacifica Foundation, a non-commercial and listener-sponsored national radio network founded in 1946 with about 50 additional affiliates in Houston, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and other cities across the United States.
APF has operated as a collective since its founding. Current core collective members are Zhaleh Afshar, Saara Azadi, Olivia Canlas, Mijounga Chan, Michelle Chen, Aniruddha Das, Naved Husain, Danny Kim, Aruna Krishnakumar, and Hyun Lee.