The Korean American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) was the recipient of the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) 2019-2021. RI-EAP is a partnership between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH). It offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based arts and cultural organizations to broaden their impact on the state of Rhode Island.
The RIEAP achieves this by introducing collaborative partnerships: joining two culturally diverse Rhode Island organizations and asking them to bring more cultural awareness and exposure by working on a large project together. The partnered organization is Teatro Education Center for the Arts and Sciences (Teatro ECAS), a Latin-X based theater group. The project in motion was a Korean Latin-X play called "Storybook of Love - Our Fusion of Two Cultures" created and performed by both organizations.
With the onset of COVID, however, we decided to switch to video production. However, producing a play on video was quite the undertaking. So the organizations pivoted and decided to have two live online sessions: one on culture and one on their organization's activities.
In the first event on January 21st, guest speakers included Suzanne Sharkey from KAARI and Gonzalo Cuervo from Teatro ECAS. This session covered the culture of both organizations.
The second session on January 28th featured Bongsup Cho from KAARI and Francis Perra from Teatro ECAS. This session covered the activities of both organizations.
For those unable to join us for the live sessions, please enjoy the recordings below.
Please feel free to forward the recordings to anyone you wish. Please make sure you're checking the email announcements so that you don't miss any of KAARI's activities.
KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event 1 (1/21/2021)
KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event 2 (1/28/2021)
|Notice||KAARI Open House||RI한인회||2021.11.14||54|
|Notice||Veterans Day Ceremony (Nov 11, 2021)||RI한인회||2021.11.13||25|
|Notice||76th Korean Independence Day Celebration||RI한인회||2021.08.19||57|
|Notice||Photos from the July 27 Cease Fire Event||RI한인회||2021.08.01||30|
|Notice||Korea Day/Korea Independence Day Pcinic||RI한인회||2021.07.23||42|
|Notice||68th Anniversary of Cease Fire||RI한인회||2021.07.23||65|
|Notice||Elizabeth White: 'GoFundMe" for KAARI||RI한인회||2021.06.24||571|
|Notice||Culture & Building Committee Joint Meeting||RI한인회||2021.06.24||46|
|Notice||Donation from Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans||RI한인회||2021.06.23||73|
|Notice||2021 Memorial Day Ceremony||RI한인회||2021.06.05||88|
|Notice||Farewell Lunch with RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans||RI한인회||2021.05.24||47|
|Notice||2021 Memorial Day Ceremony 'Final' for RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans||RI한인회||2021.05.24||45|
|»||KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event Videos||RI한인회||2021.02.04||82|
|41||K-Boston Essay Contest||RI한인회||2021.04.27||17|
|40||KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event||RI한인회||2021.01.08||82|
|39||KAARI Korean Cooking - Bibimbop & Japchae||RI한인회||2020.12.26||206|
|38||COVID-19 Relief Funds||RI한인회||2020.12.25||57|
|37||KAARI Building Committee Update||RI한인회||2020.12.10||65|
|36||RIEAP COVID-19 Relief Fund||RI한인회||2020.12.10||24|
|35||Tribute Slideshow for 70th Anniversary of the Korean War||RI한인회||2020.12.10||260|