APAture 2009: Get Involved With KSW's APAture Festival

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Got this sent out to me and if you're looking for a good way to support a community of artists in the AAPI community now's your chance:

It's time to start making plans for APAture 2009!

Kearny Street Workshop, the nation's oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, is recruiting the next generation of art activists and community organizers to organize its annual festival of emerging Asian Pacific American artists. Last year, APAture showcased over 100 artists working in visual arts, performance, film, music, comics & zines, literary arts and dance/movement.

This year marks the 11th annual APAture, which will take place September 2009.

Want to plan the best APAture ever?

Then step right up to the APAture General Planning Committee.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Come to the APAture Retreat (February 28, 2009) at KSW
New Member Orientation: 11 am - 12 noon
APAture Retreat: 12 noon - 2 pm

2. Get prepared!

Watch the APAture YouTube video (who, what, why of APAture)

Read APAture: Looking Back

Listen to the SHIFTED FOCUS podcast series (mini interviews with APAture artists)

3. Devote seven months (March-September) of your life to hard-core event planning, art curating, and fundraising. APAture is in your hands!

About The General Planning Commitee

Kearny Street Workshop is committed to using the experience of APAture organizing to train the next generation of community leaders and cultural workers in the Bay Area's APA communities. A planning committee of about 15 volunteer organizers works closely with KSW Staff--the APAture coordinator and Executive Director--to plan, jury, and curate the entire festival.

About KSW

The mission of Kearny Street Workshop is to produce and present art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific American communities.Our vision is to achieve a more just society by connecting Asian Pacific American(APA) artists with community members to give voice to our cultural, historical, and contemporary issues.

Questions? Contact lisa.ksw [at] gmail.com

See you at the APAture Retreat! Please forward this message and bring friends who are interested too.

Kearny Street Workshop
1436 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103