Led by women and non-binary artists, JADED creates spaces in Pittsburgh for Asian American & Pacific Island (AAPI) representation and empowerment. From large, public celebrations to intimate AAPI-only gatherings, JADED addresses the trauma of racial violence, reveals the hidden history of AAPI migration in the region, and offers mentorship and networking opportunities for our communities.
Reaching 500 participants, JADED successfully launched our pilot programming in 2022 through partnerships with Carnegie Museum of Art, Office of Public Art, and the Organization of Chinese Americans.
We are now seeking capacity-building support and funding for KIN, a new public program that examines ancestral legacy and chosen family among Pittsburgh’s women and queer AAPI community. KIN features local talent through events and workshops that bring visibility, celebration, and mentorship to the greater Pittsburgh AAPI community.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (December 2022)