Founded in March 2004, Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) continues to create sustainable projects in the areas of arts and culture, working with partners across British Columbia, Canada, and internationally following a threefold mandate:
1. Community Engagement – to identify and explore opportunities with organizations and communities to encourage cultural exchange and showcase their celebrated diversity.
2. Fostering New Artistic and Cultural Expressions – Foster new expressions that reflect the unique and vibrant nature of Canada’s diverse population and encourage innovative approaches to artistic and cultural presentations.
3. Platform to Learn and Share – Provide a sufficient platform where traditions of all cultures are presented and celebrated, completing the process of cultural exchange.
ACSEA has a long history of curating and producing large events, including a very successful partnership with Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad.
ACSEA’s signature events are spread throughout the year: the end of winter LunarFest, end of summer TAIWANfest and IPACI, and finally a brand new event in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Canada 150, We Are Canadians, Too!