API Cultural Center

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
API Cultural Center, doing business as Oakland Asian Cultural Center, fosters intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens the cultural identities that are the underpinning of the vibrant East Bay Asian community. The organization’s programming includes three annual festivals celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander traditional and contemporary artistic practices, weekly classes for all generations and families, an artist-in-residence program, visual arts exhibitions, in-school education residencies, and a host of community collaborations. With continued support, this cultural hub would improve its financial stability, plan for capital improvements, and deepen and expand its thriving programs.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA, 94607-4295, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The API Cultural Center, better known as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, is a community center dedicated to exploring, teaching, and presenting the arts and culture of diverse local Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In a typical year, the organization serves more than 7,500 people through festivals, performances, classes, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and lectures. This grant to API Cultural Center supports the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
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.

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