audience dancing along with artist Daniel Park



Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the diverse experiences of all communities which include Asian Americans.

Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space. Here, all of us can view and create art that reflects our lives, and think critically, creatively about the future we want to build for our communities.

staff at community fair


Looking for one of us? Find out more about each and every one of the staff members at Asian Arts Initiative, and learn about opportunities to join the team.

Twenty or so adults of varying ages cheerfully huddled for a group portrait in a gallery.

Board of Directors

Agitators and accountants. Artists and administrators. Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of community leaders who not only provide guidance and accountability to the highest standards of arts leadership, but push us to achieve personal growth.