Chinese American Arts Council was established in 1975 to meet the cultural needs of the expanding Chinese community in New York City. It aims to preserve the Chinese heritage within its own community and to introduce its culture to the greater New York community. Today it is the largest Chinese American arts presentation and service organization in the Eastern US. It presents many events annually at Lincoln Center, Chinatown and other locations in NY City and is recognized by New York city and state agencies as the arts liaison to the Chinese American community. Our programs are developed for the purposes of
- Preserving the cultural heritage of Chinese American;
- Introducing the best of Chinese culture to all American;
- Providing Asian American performing and visual artists opportunities to express their talents and creativities;
- Ensuring the continuous and vigorous development of Chinese art forms.
Activities & Services
CAAC's year-round activities and services include:
- Outdoor and indoor performances featuring modern and traditional Chinese theater, dance, vocal and instrumental concerts by Chinese American artists of high caliber and renown;
- Presents ten to twelve exhibitions annually of Asian American visual artists in its own Gallery 456 and other sites;
- Maintains a slide registry of Chinese American artists with biographies;
In addition to exhibiting the Visual Arts and presenting Performance Arts, CAAC provides individual assistance to artists and arts organization in support of their programs
- Year round services for performing artists and arts organizations, such as staging, costuming, and public relations activities;
- Coordinates and presents Asian American cultural events at the request of culturalassociation and educational institutes.