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 & Annual Meeting||RI한인회||2021.12.16||66|
|35||Tribute Slideshow for 70th Anniversary of the Korean War||RI한인회||2020.12.10||547|
|34||2020 RI Heritage Virtual Celebration||RI한인회||2020.12.10||26|
|33||Joe Meunier, RI Korean War Veteran||RI한인회||2020.12.10||90|
|32||A Non War Story by Korean War Veteran Douglas C Gamage||RI한인회||2020.12.10||43|
|31||KAARI Website featured in RIEAP Monthly Newsletter||RI한인회||2020.09.26||34|
|30||KAARI 2020 Korea Day||RI한인회||2020.06.09||55|
|29||Intercultural Collaboration Grant Received!||RI한인회||2020.06.09||16088|
|28||Calligraphy Class Exhibition/ karaoke after event||RI한인회||2020.06.09||22|
|27||RI Heritage Day Festival||RI한인회||2020.06.09||67|
|26||Calligraphy class celebration||RI한인회||2020.06.09||20|
|25||New Calligraphy and Gayageum Classes||RI한인회||2020.06.09||19|
|24||KOREAN ARTS CLASSES||RI한인회||2020.06.09||76|
|23||RHODE ISLAND EXPANSION ARTS PROGRAM GRANT !!||RI한인회||2020.06.09||276|
|22||Korean Culture Center Slide Show||RI한인회||2020.06.09||32|
|21||Open House for Gayageum Classes||RI한인회||2020.06.09||18|
|20||The 99th Commemoration of the March 1 Independence Movement||RI한인회||2020.06.09||1487|
|19||The 2018 Winter Olympic in PyungChang South Korea||RI한인회||2020.06.09||33|
|18||Arrival of Gayageum instruments||RI한인회||2020.06.09||31|
|17||KAARI Open House in the News||RI한인회||2020.06.09||27|
|16||KAARI Open House||RI한인회||2020.06.09||557|