WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American cultural movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.

WHAT WE DO: ​Offering classes and workshops, salons, and student presentations, as well as professionally curated and produced exhibitions, performances, readings, and screenings, KSW makes artists out of community members and community members out of artists. For the past 43 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community.

MISSION:​ Our mission is to present, produce, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities.


VISION: We envision a more just society that fully incorporates Asian Pacific American voices informed by our cultural values, historical roots, and contemporary issues.




Image: Charlie Chinn at Hand-Me-Down ©2012 Kearny Street Workshop