Asian Arts Initiative is working on a 'cultural plan' for Callowhill and Chinatown North - Generocity Philly


Jun. 8, 2017 7:21 am

Asian Arts Initiative is working on a ‘cultural plan’ for Callowhill and Chinatown North

AAI's Dave Kyu visits "Around the Corner" to explain what that means, and how arts and culture interact with social justice.

Dave Kyu.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.

Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) was born 24 years ago of the idea that art can be a vehicle for social justice change.

Now, the community arts organization is embarking on a creative version of strategic planning: a “cultural plan” of the neighborhoods surrounding AAI, Chinatown North and Callowhill, which will track cultural assets and examine how AAI can be engage with them.

Those assets might include galleries and performance spaces, “but we’re also defining culture very broadly, because we are also interested in that equity piece and social justice,” he said.

Learn more about the nonprofit and its planning process in Kyu’s “Around the Corner” interview below.


Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

Julie Zeglen

Julie Zeglen is the editor of Generocity. Previous to joining the Technically Media team, she served as managing editor of Star Community Newsweekly, a hyperlocal newspaper focused on Philadelphia’s River Wards. The Temple alumna lives in West Philly.

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