API Cultural Center

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $90,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/24/2017
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
API Cultural Center, doing business as Oakland Asian Cultural Center, fosters inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue, and strengthens the cultural identities of the vibrant East Bay Asian community. The organization reaches more than 30,000 people through its programs, which include two annual festivals celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander traditional and contemporary artistic practices, weekly classes for all generations, an artist-in-residence program, visual arts exhibitions, and a host of community collaborations. With continued support, this cultural hub will maintain its performing arts programming, expand audiences through reinvigorated community partnerships, and add new staff and administrative systems.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.oacc.cc 
Address
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA, 94607-4295, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
API Cultural Center, doing business as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, is the only pan-Asian cultural and arts center in the City of Oakland and Alameda County. Located in Oakland’s Chinatown district, the organization annually serves 30,000 community members through a diverse suite of free and low-cost programs: festival celebrations; multi-generational classes and workshops in a variety of Asian art forms; support services for emerging and established local artists; and collaborations with community-based organizations. With renewed support, the organization plans to maintain its diverse programming, expand after-school arts and cultural activities, and continue to build its financial sustainability.
for general operating support  
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is the only pan-Asian culture and arts center in the City of Oakland and Alameda County. Located in Oakland’s Chinatown district, the organization annually serves 30,000 community members through a diverse suite of free and low cost programs that includes festival celebrations, multi-generational classes and workshops in a variety of Asian art forms, a residency program that fosters emerging and established local artists, and collaborations with community-based organizations. Now facing precipitous declines in its revenue, the organization plans to reduce its programming and staffing to align expenses with revenues, build a three-month cash reserve, and engage the board and remaining staff in intensive donor cultivation.
for general operating support  
The API Cultural Center, better known as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, is a community center based in Oakland’s Chinatown dedicated to strengthening the cultural identities of diverse local Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The organization reaches more than 7,000 people each year through two festivals; classes and workshops including taiko drumming, Chinese painting, and Mongolian folk dancing; and performances, screenings, and visual art exhibitions. This grant to API Cultural Center supports the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

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