Fostering a culture of civic participation within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund commissioned thirteen Asian American and Pacific Islander local artists to create thirteen different digital art pieces to encourage the AAPI community to turn out for this election cycle. The #VotingTogether Artist Open Call was produced in conjunction with the organizationCulture Surge.
Art is a powerful tool to move the hearts and minds of people to take action and turn out to vote on Election Day. The artists created on the theme of “Care: The AAPI community leads by caring about each other. How will your vote on November 3rd show how you are caring for our community?” In response, the artists made illustrated graphics to songs to dance videos to TikTok videos – all the encourage the AAPI Community that we need to be voting together. The various artwork is available bilingually and in-culture for the Vietnamese, Chinese, Hmong, South Asian, Sikh communities and more.
Art has the ability to bring people together and to empathize with one another – and we know that AAPI community will turn out to vote inspired more now by these pieces.