It takes a village (s). Thank you to our many villages.
Not a Doll by Evangeline Iyemura_ 2015 SOMArts Cultural Center, SF- Iphoto Cris Matos

Personal Notes of Gratitude for the countless hours of administration, PR, coordination, installation, editing, fundraising, and moral support by the PLACE Collective, Facilitators and Advisors:

  • Deep Bows to Asian American Women Artists Association and Shari Arai Deboer for countless hours of budget guidance

Community by Nancy Arvold, shown 2015 SOMARts Cultural Center, photo Cris Matos

VOLUNTEER your talents and skills. Join our family
​Contact Cynthia Tom 415-722-4296 or

San Francisco Arts Commission for their visionary support of PLACE.
Funded in part by 
  • San Francisco Arts Commission 's ACIP Grants,
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fast Track,
  • California Arts Council,
  • RJ Louie Memorial Foundation
  • WomenArts Harmony Project funded generously by Nathan Cummings Foundation 
  • Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition PAAWBAC  
  • The Koehn Family Foundation
  • Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

             Xiaojie Zheng, SOMArts 2011

Businesses that support PLACE
Spend your money on a business with a consciousness.
Contact Cynthia for a referral 415-722-4296 or
  • SOMArts Cultural Center and staff
  • de Young Museum’s Renee Baldocci
  • Thoreau Center for Sustainability’s Bruce DeMartini
  • Driftwood Gallery – Camille and Anthony
  • APICC, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s Vinay Patel
  • Manilatown’s Caroline Cabading and Carlos Zialcita
  • AAWAA and 1890 Bryant Studios

                                                                                           Kelsey Myers at SOMArts 2011
Current and Past Community Partners since 2009
  • Pacific Heritage Museum
  • Manilatown Heritage Center
  • Asian Women's Shelter
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of SF
  • Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)
  • – Harmony Project 
  • De Young Museum’s Public Programs – Artists in Residence
  • SOMArts Cultural Center
  • Thoreau Center
  • API Legal Outreach
  • Bhutanese/Nepali Women’s Refugee Collective
  • Kearny Street Workshop
  • AsianWeek Foundation
  • CBS Channel 5 KPIX