Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 557-0455
Fax: (215) 557-9531


The Asian Arts Initiative is a community- based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context and imagines and effects positive community change. We are working toward a just and joyous world where all people, regardless of their racial and class backgrounds, are able to view and create art that reflects their lives and concerns.
Asian Arts Initiative recently relocated to a new home that includes a 1,200 square foot gallery space with 20-foot high ceilings and streetfront windows. We also organize our Chinatown In/flux exhibition at public sites throughout the Chinatown neighborhood. Asian Arts Initiative uses a combination of open call processes and invitations to artists. We are primarily focused on Asian American artists, and are open to all artists who are willing and able to dialogue in a more sustained way with our communities. We especially encourage artists who can provide context to their work through discussions, workshops or lectures/demos.

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