Throughout the several challenges of 2020, many of us find ourselves nostalgic for the cultural events that helped us thrive before the pandemic. Reflecting back on beautiful projects that bring community together helps us stay hopeful as we find ways to creatively stay connected. Among these reflections, I am immediately taken back to a project in 2016 when Mosaic Silicon Valley initiated a cross-cultural collaboration between two very different populations.
At the beginning of 2020, Sangam Arts, through it’s Mosaic Silicon Valley initiative, launched a new program geared toward commissioning artists to create collaborative projects that both embodied and furthered the mission of strengthening multicultural American communities
Making The Mosaic – A column that dips into the disparate, diverse palette of our communities to paint inclusively on the vast canvas of the Bay Area by utilizing Heritage Arts.
Considering its vast resources and highly educated population, Silicon Valley has surprisingly thin soil when it comes to building and sustaining cultural institutions. That’s never daunted Usha Srinivasan, the co-founder and president of Sangam Arts,
Staying inspired requires energy in the best of times. Doing so while sheltering-in-place, dealing with canceled shows, complete lack of a real audience, and asynchronous, socially distant jam sessions strikes a discordant note in the life of artists and art organizations alike.
Sangam Arts will host its next episode of Mosaic Connect - Precious Scars - on Monday, August 17th at 6:00PM PT. The free, online event will weave together musical influences from Mexico, Japan, and the Middle East, to retell the experiences Japanese-Americans faced
New episode highlights the storytelling abilities of Modern Contemporary, Indian Odissi and Cambodian Classical dance styles SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 8, 2020 – Sangam Arts will host its next episode of Mosaic Connect - The Ancient Contemporary - on Monday, July 13th at 5:30PM PT. The free, online event will feature three pre-recorded performances
The Ohlone to welcome community to partake in living traditions, conversational practices, ancestral arts SAN JOSE, CA, MARCH 2, 2020 -- Mosaic Silicon Valley announced “Hummingbird Circle” today to honor and invite the descendants of the original inhabitants of Silicon Valley, the Native American Ohlone, to share their living traditions. Hummingbird Circle is in partnership
Award to be presented in conjunction with the “Rotunda Dance” Series Award honors individual or organization working in the Bay Area Dance community that impact dance– behind the scenes, in the classroom, or on the stage MARCH 25, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sangam Arts today announced being the recipient of the 2019
Sangam Arts Awarded California Arts Council “Local Impact” Grant State funds support arts projects in California’s historically marginalized communities June 12, 2018: Saratoga, CA – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $18,000 to Sangam Arts as part of its Local Impact program. The Local Impact program provides support for community-driven arts project