Asian Women Giving Circle Request for Grant Proposals 2018

OUR IMPACT Since 2006, AWGC has distributed nearly $850,000 in grants to 70+ NYC-based arts and culture projects. When we move hearts and minds, change follows. We believe these projects can move us closer to a society free of fear, bias and injustice. We pool our resources to fund projects led by Asian American women artists and community groups. We …

Thank You for Making Cabaret Night a Success

We’re still buzzing from our annual Celebrate Activism through the Arts “Cabaret Night” celebration! We were thrilled to share the works of our amazing grantee partners – Kate Rigg, Kayhan Irani, Sahar Muradi (Kundiman), and Kit Yan & Melissa Li (Interstate).

“It was an honor to perform and celebrate the work of the community last night.” —Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

“Congratulations to you and all at AWGC for such a powerful and beautiful and warm and loving night of celebration and continued commitment to transformative art.” —Sahar Muradi

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who came to celebrate arts and activism, which we will all need even more of in the coming years.

Click here for photos from the night!

As you celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones this week, we want you to know that we are sincerely thankful for you.

(Video compilation: Nailed ItSurviving Surveillance, Catering to America, Can, Priya’s Shakti, and Asian American Film Lab)

AWGC Awards $68,000 to NYC Culture Change Projects

Utopias and Dystopias: NYC-based Asian American Women Artists on the Frontlines of Resistance Asian Women Giving Circle Awards $68,000 to NYC Culture Change Projects NEW YORK, NY — A televised series that imagines a future America where xenophobia and sexism are the new normal and a dance performance project that dramatizes the parallels between the Japanese American interment and the …

Shop with the Giving Circle • May 31, 7-9pm

Shop with the Giving Circle at Pearl River Mart May 31st, 7-9pm Join us for a shopping event at Pearl River Mart, the iconic Asian-American emporium in NYC. Featuring a specially curated silent auction. Light refreshments will be served. A portion of all Pearl River Mart shopping proceeds will go directly to the Asian Women Giving Circle’s 2017 grant making pot. RSVP to [email protected]

The Art of Democracy: Creative Expression and American Greatness

Do you wonder about the critical role of art in bringing about an equitable civil society? Do you criticize the funding of arts and social change in the face of all other overwhelming needs out there? To quote the incomparable, inspiring and amazing Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation: “My friend, Judge Albie Sachs-the great South African freedom fighter …