Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood, Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) uses art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and the diverse communities of which they are a part. A multidisciplinary art center and community gathering space, AAI offers exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, and youth workshops that connect cultural expression and social change.
Asian Arts Initiative will work with a team of consultants to develop a building master plan for its multi-tenant arts facility, which serves as a community anchor in Chinatown North. Balancing a mission-aligned, equitable real estate model with opportunities for sustainable revenue generation, the plan will fortify AAI’s building operations to provide an accessible space to gather, teach, and make art that speaks to the diverse experiences of Asian Americans.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.