Artists as leaders

Artists and cultural bearers are leaders in this work. They carry and transmit cultural values, traits, and practices between communities—and are not just tools for getting the work done. Elders, youth, artists, spiritual leaders, and business owners are keepers of our AAPI cultural practices and ways of knowing, and contribute and guide us. We see the artist in everyone. By lifting up artists and cultural bearers in our work, we create greater equity in practice, accessing resources and decision-making.