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Sustaining Dreams
May 18-19, 2024 @ Pier 57 & Chelsea Market

Asian Creative Festival is a space to celebrate AAPI culture and creatives. With the support of AAPI creatives everywhere, we’re cultivating a place to exchange stories, inspire creativity, and support one another. This year our theme is "Empowering Creators Sustaining Dreams."

In 2024, we are dedicated to fostering an environment where creativity and entrepreneurship is a pathway to social and economic prosperity. Our festival will be a platform for change, innovation, and support. We will continue to combine forces with AAPI community partners to be colorful, inclusive and reflective of our community.

Hello & Welcome to 
Asian Creative Foundation

Asian Creative Foundation is a place
where we provide help entry-level creatives navigate their careers, and break into the industry.

There’s no denying that when it comes to diversity the creative industry is still a work in progress. Only 11.4% of industry jobs are filled by black, Asian, and minority ethnic people and just 11.5% of creative directors in the US are women. And that's before we've even mentioned the challenges faced by young creatives that can't afford to take on unpaid internships. 

And We are here to support the change!

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Tell Your Own Story &
You Will Be Interesting




2023 - BeColorful
Asian Creative Festival

Hear from our all-star speakers by ACF, shop our AAPI artists/small businesses marketplace by ACE, and watch an AAPI-directed film screening by Mixed Asian Media and East Side Stories. We’ll close with an exclusive after-party hosted by the Asian Creative Network.

  • Be Colorful & share your creative stories.

  • Be Colorful & embrace our innate creativity that many of our Asian parents deemed useless or impractical.

  • Be Colorful to showcase the nuanced diversities within our histories and cultures. 

2022 - BeBrave
Asian Creative Festival

This is the time to let your walls down and learn from each other. There are no mistakes but happy creative outlets to show our unique styles through our creative journey. Let’s “Be BRAVE” together as a community and shed light on interesting topics. 

Our two-day program focuses on a series of online & offline conversations, including NFT exhibitions, technology trends, mental health, law, leadership and media in today’s world as Asian Creative Festival celebrates the diversity of creativities.

2022 - BeBrave
Asian Creative Festival

Partnership with Working Not Working

Be Brave + Land Where You Belong

Our Mission

Asian Creative Foundation was founded in June 2020 with a mission to “educate, inspire, promote, and empower the Asian creative community.”


Inspired by our experiences breaking into the creative industry, we aim to build a community to support the next generation of Asian creatives in their journey to achieve & sustain their dreams.

"ACF is such an impactful platform and community you've built! I'll add the moment I finished presenting was a pure bliss moment/my 2020 highlight because I was so proud of myself- thank you for creating such an empowering platform- excited to witness the growth and what's to come."

Annie Liu
Digital Designer | Social Content Creator

"I am very opinionated, if you care about something, then you should speak up!"

Lydia Pang
Senior Director, Global Brand Creative @ Nike HQ

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We are a foundation that supports Asian Creatives & improves AAPI Creatives, empower, and representation across American society.

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