Honoring Achievements in the Performing Arts
The APA HERITAGE AWARDS
The goals of this awards program is not only to recognize individuals and organizations for their professional accomplishments, but more importantly, the impact of their community contributions. Thus, while the theme of the awards changes from year to year, the focus of the nomination criteria is always about how the nominee has given back to the community through their knowledge and skills.
About Honoring Achievements in the Performing Arts
The diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area's Asian Pacific American community has provided a wealth of talented performing artists who not only excel in the traditional cultural song, dance, theater, and instruments but also in contemporary performances such as hip hop and spoken word. Unfortunately, a large number of these talented artists are often only recognized within their own ethnic communities and many have not been able to find their career opportunities or recognition in the broader APA community. Even more discouraging is the lack of APA performing artists who have been able to break into the world of mainstream entertainment.
Through this year's APA Heritage Awards nomination process, we hope to not only discover some of these talents but also enhance public awareness of their professional achievements as well as their commitment in giving back to the community through their work in the performing art.
Definition of Performing Arts: Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression as opposed to visual arts, in which artists use paint/canvas or various materials to create physical art objects.
Major forms: Dance, Music, Opera & Ballet
Minor forms: Circus Skills, Magic, Mime, Puppetry, Speech