A meeting place, an idea lab, a support system, and an engine for positive change, Asian Arts Initiative strives to empower communities through the richness of art. Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center where all people can view and create art that reflects their lives, as well as think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities. Asian Arts’ community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood, Philadelphia’s Chinatown North.