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Community Focus
Multicultural
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Seattle, WA
The Talented Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that was founded in 2007 with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) as its flagship program.

NFFTY has grown into the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. Each year the festival showcases films by directors 24 and under.

NFFTY supports young filmmakers by offering professional level workshops year-round. In addition NFFTY.org hosts filmmaker resources, tips, news and information.

Within NFFTY lies a creative production company, NFFTY Creative, that connects brands with emerging talent to produce original content.
Community Focus
Latin America, North America
Location
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anderson Island, WA
The Anderson Island Historical Society provides a view of the lifestyle of living on an island in the southern-most part of Puget Sound by preserving local culture, thereby enabling present and future generations to learn about and maintain the heritage of this unique style of living.
Community Focus
East Asia
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) is a registered non-profit corporation. Every year, ANCEA participates in various cultural and educational events. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main event and realization of the ANCEA mission to educate about Asian Culture, with a focus on Japanese Animation, Comics, Gaming and Cultural Arts. Japan.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors' hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.

ANCEA is a membership-based all-volunteer organization. The controlling administrative body for ANCEA (and thus Sakura-Con) is an Executive Board that's main function is to put on the main ANCEA event, Sakura-Con, and to generally steward the ANCEA mission.
Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
, WA
Anakbayan is a comprehensive national democratic youth & student organization. AB Seattle is the first overseas chapter of Anakbayan Philippines. We were founded on Nov 30, 2002.
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Anacortes, WA
Anacortes Sister Cities Association. Joining hands around the world.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anacortes, WA
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anacortes, WA
THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL

The Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival got its start in 1962 as the brain-child of Dr. Jack Papritz and a group of dedicated community arts patrons. The idea came from Dr. Papritz’s European travels, specifically the Parisienne Montmartre – a French open-air cafe.

With the support of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, and $300 in seed money, the first festival in July of 1962 was billed as “the longest art display in the world.” In the 50 years since that simple beginning, the Festival has grown into one of the largest and most respected Festivals in the northwest.
Community Focus
Southern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Seattle, WA
Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte performs authenic flamenco with live flamenco guitar music, live flamenco singing..... similar to what you would see in a flamenco club in Sevilla or Madrid.... performances are at various venues in the Seattle area.... also for retirement living facilities, for private parties... Ana Montes teaches flamenco to all levels, children through adults, women and men, at her studio Flamenco Danzarte in Seattle. Ana is trained in Spain, lived there for many years, performed professionally for 6 yrs. in Spain, Europe, U.S.A., and is considered one of the West Coat's premier female dancers.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners, in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies that can change the national narrative. We draw from a deep portfolio of artists to commission new art, then take the work and distribute it in unparalleled numbers through creative space hacks, reaching new audiences and driving real change.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Amontaine Aurore is a playwright, actor and performance artist. Having been drawn to creative expression from a young age, she is grateful for an evolving artistic path from which to explore her mind, create worlds and investigate the complexities of human nature. As an actress, she has performed on stages and sets in Seattle, Montana, Los Angeles and New York, and is the winner of a national acting competition sponsored by Inspirational Productions.
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Olympia, WA
I have studied belly dance for over 20 years and taught for over 12 years and I just love this dance form. For many years, I performed regularly throughout Seattle clubs and restaurants, sometimes logging in over 200 performances a year! When my son came along, I decided to give the clubs a rest and focus all my energy into teaching. Turns out, I love teaching even more than performing!

In July of 2014 I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I’m happy to say that I am now cancer-free and glad to be dancing again after going through treatment. As a belly dancer, it was hard to lose my long hair and breasts, but I’m so grateful to be alive and lucky to be surrounded by many, many amazing people who supported me and loved me through it all. I have always believed in the power of dance to provide strength and happiness, no matter where we are in our journeys. My experience has deepened my commitment to teach with compassion, purpose, and most of all, joy.
Community Focus
Central Asia, Middle East
Location
Bellevue, WA
ATA-WA Türkçe ve Türk kültürünü eğlenceli ve yaratıcı bir ortamda ögrenmek isteyen 4-12 yaş grubu aralıgındaki cocuklara hizmet veren ve kar amaclı olmayan bir eğitim kurumudur.

ATA-WA is a non-profit educational institution serving 4-12 age group children who want to learn Turkish and Turkish culture in a fun and creative environment.
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) is a nonprofit association striving to promote a better understanding of the rich culture of Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Romania and the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area. Our signature event is the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle hosted at SIFF Cinema Uptown every year in November, since 2014.
Community Focus
Northern Africa
Location
The ARCE Northwest Chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State. We hold many lectures throughout the year on a wide-array of Egyptian-related topics (such as women, art, medicine, architecture, conservation) and time periods (Pharaonic, Islamic, Modern). This group is for members and non-members of the American Research Center in Egypt. We are open to all individuals who are interested in Egypt and the research being conducted there.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
The American Red Cross saves lives. When disaster strikes, we respond with food, shelter and hope. When barriers of distance, language or warfare separate loved ones, we open lines of communication. When families, co-workers and communities must prepare for emergencies, we help them take action.
Community Focus
Middle East
Location
Redmond , WA
MAPS-AMEN is an outreach and advocacy organization that seeks to fulfill the justice mandate in Islam and empower the community by focusing on education, engagement, encouragement of positive media change, and empowerment. We build bridges of understanding and unity to achieve justice together, envisioning a world free of hate and violence.
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Touchet, WA
The AHSGR is the premier global organization for Germans from Russia. Council of Northwest Chapters - Charles Saranto (Blue Mountain Chapter)
Community Focus
East Asia, North America
Location
Bellevue, WA
AAPAT is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides quality theatre experiences throughout the United States, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, AAPAT members have also collaborated and performed with various art groups in their free time, traveling across the US and internationally to Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
Tumwater, WA
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Alliance brings together American veterans and their families and the South Vietnamese refugee community. We formed in spring of 2013, primarily to support construction of a joint American and South Vietnamese Vietnam War memorial in Auburn Washington. We also organize and participate in other events and activities to honor Vietnam War war dead and veterans.