The Foundation is exploring new grantmaking in the arts to help tell the history of early Chinese immigrants and the Chinese diaspora in the US, Canada and the UK. Seed grants are designed to fund new ideas for development of art projects and creative initiatives centered on arts and Chinese heritage across the Chinese diaspora.
Support for a community-based process to plan and design a public art masterplan to interpret the significant stories of the historic sites of the Eng Family Homestead (one of the last remaining and most intact single-family homes in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle) and adjacent Canton Alley.
Support for a research and community-building project centered on facilitating relationships between multidisciplinary artists and history bearers (descendants, land stewards, family archivists and institutions). The research project will focus on 3 different themes: personal archives, family associations, the history of railroad construction and mining.
Initiating research into and creative exploration of the history of forced deportation of Chinese seamen in Liverpool