(Photo via twitter.com/AsianArtsPhilly)
In 2017, arts and culture nonprofit Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) created a cultural plan for Callowhill and Chinatown North.
This summer, People:Power:Place launched its pilot cooperative facilities project, SHARED SPACES 共享空间, which connects neighborhood-based cultural groups with low- or no- cost residency, rehearsal or meeting space.
Neighborhood Project Manager Dave Kyu said via email that the project’s long-term goal is “to ensure that artists and immigrants will continue to have a presence in our fast-developing neighborhood.”
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#FBF to our Neighborhood Crawl in June which announced the launch of Shared Spaces, a pilot project of cooperative facilities that will provide low- or no-cost access to residency, rehearsal or meeting space for Callowhill/Chinatown North based cultural groups. The project is HIRING for two part-time positions. Check out the link in the profile. Photos by Hoang An.
“Chinatown is unique in that it remains a cultural center for the Chinese community,” Kyu said. “We hope to build a program that provides neighborhood-based cultural groups access to underutilized community spaces in the Chinatown North/Callowhill neighborhood.”
Kyu said AAI expects artists, cultural workers and cultural groups with strong ties to the neighborhoods and budgets of less than $100,000 to be involved in the program. An official program launch is expected for October.
AAI recently announced its the new executive director, Anne Ishii.-30-
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