Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours across many capacities and various roles to ACSEA. Together we create opportunities for new artistic expressions to flourish, all while having a great time! We have volunteering opportunities for people with a variety of schedules, skills, and interests. Join the ACSEA volunteer family to spread the love, discover new experiences, and make lifelong friends!
Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that creates sustainable projects in the areas of arts and culture, and works with partners across British Columbia, Canada, and internationally. ACSEA is guided by our mandate for Engaging Communities, Fostering New Artistic and Cultural Expressions, and Creating a Platform to Learn and Share.
ACSEA has a long history of curating and producing large events, including a very successful partnership with Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad. Our signature events are spread throughout the year: LunarFest near the end of winter, TAIWANfest in the summer, and “We Are Canadians, Too!” event in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Canada 150.
From its humble beginnings as the Music Night of Taiwanese Composers in 1990, TAIWANfest has grown to be the largest English/Mandarin bilingual cultural festival in all of Canada, and the largest event outside the island nation to bear the name “Taiwan”. The annual summer event takes place in downtown Vancouver, attracting over 350,000 visitors.
In recent years, TAIWANfest has taken a new direction with the Dialogues with Asia series, co-presenting a different Asian culture each year in a dialogue that results in a truly unique festival experience! Dialogues with Asia series started in 2016 – A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong, 2017 – Kanpai, Japan!, 2018 – Fete with the Philippines, 2019 – Riding the Waves with Vietnam.
This year’s TAIWANfest event will be a mixture of virtual and physical activities, and with the impact of COVID-19, the importance for the world to reflect should be emphasized in everything we do going forward.
We are seeking highly passionate and like-minded individuals to join us. If you are interested in helping or you are looking for building your resume, we have various volunteering opportunities waiting for you.
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