ETHNIC CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE EXCHANGE

How to use this directory of resources

Click on Browse/Filter to narrow your search by checking specific communities and services included in the EchoX community listings.

EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

Want to add yourself or a group to the EchoX community listing?
Community resource listings will grow organically as you and others are added! If you’re involved with community work related to EchoX themes – ethnic cultural heritage and social action – click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner and add your own page to the Directory for free!

After clicking ‘Sign Up’ you will be taken to a form to fill out to create your account. Once you open your account, you’ll have ongoing access to an EchoX backend template where you may provide any information you want others to see. You can also add your own events to the calendar with details and artwork.

Send the EchoX link to your own supporters. Site visitors will learn more about you, your work and your events!

Directory

Browse using the links below, or Filter on any combination of Community Focus and Resources.

Community Focus

Asia

Europe

Middle East & Africa

Americas

Pacific

Global/Multicultural

Resources

Art

Classes

Services

Education

Language

Media

Organization
Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Pacific/Pacific Islander, Jewish, Southern Europe, Multicultural, Western Europe (includes Central), Sister Cities, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest Accordion Society brings together people "for the love of the accordion". We publish a quarterly magazine, award scholarships and produce accordion events including Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration and Day of the Accordion.
Community Focus
Southeast Asia, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association (Sea-Sih) is a community-based organization that fosters programs in the area of arts & culture, education, healthcare, and economic exchanges.
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
Chicano-Latino, Native American/First Nations, Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, African American/Black, Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, Caribbean, Jewish, South Asia, Southern Europe, Central America, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa, Sister Cities, Latin America, North America, South America
Location
Seattle, WA
Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the ever-evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Multicultural, Sister Cities
Location
Bellevue, WA
International Children’s Friendship Festival is an event that is run by children and features performances by children. Various nationalities are represented through music, folk dancing and art. The children celebrate their international friendship through experiencing the rich tapestry of the world’s cultures.
Community Focus
Central Asia, Middle East, Pacific/Pacific Islander, Global Indigenous, East Asia, South Asia, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
A3 supports the many past, present and emerging art forms from the countries, regions and cultures that make up the broad and diverse spectrum of Asia.
Community Focus
Southern Europe, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA

Welcome to Seattle’s 33rd Annual Festa Italiana! Festa Italiana is an all-volunteer community organization which produces an annual series of events the last week of September, culminating in a FREE Italian Festival at Seattle Center. Since 1988, Festa Italiana has been celebrating the cultural roots of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest by promoting the arts, the food and the culture that are uniquely Italian.
Community Focus
Multicultural, Sister Cities
Location
Edmonds, WA

The Edmonds Sister City Commission was created by City ordinance in 1988 and reports to the Mayor of Edmonds. The Mayor appoints members to the Commission, subject to City Council confirmation. The 12 non-paid Commissioners serve three-year terms with no term limits. Commissioners need not be residents of Edmonds.
Community Focus
Multicultural, Sister Cities
Location
Bellevue, WA
Today, the SCI network represents more than 2,500 communities with some 137 countries around the world. Bellevue joined this effort in 1969 when the city of Yao, Japan, became its first Sister City and the Bellevue Sister Cities Association was officially established!

In 2019 Bellevue Sister Cities Association will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary as an organization and it’s 50th anniversary of being a Sister City to Yao, Japan!
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central), Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
Always contact the Hungarian consulate before a visit since not every consulate in the United States offers visa and/or passport services.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, Multicultural, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival highlights traditional and contemporary arts and artists of Japan and the United States, focusing the Pacific Northwest. The annual free event showcases over 100 (no-vendors) displays and demonstrations of Japanese fine and applied arts, crafts, performing and martial arts, culinary arts, and cultural heritage presented by over 800 volunteers.
S
Community Focus
Sister Cities
Location
Spokane, WA
We are the umbrella organization that supports the activities of Spokane’s five Sister City Societies.
S
Community Focus
Sister Cities
Location
Washington, DC
We work with our members to play an essential part in creating a more peaceful world through people-to-people exchanges and initiatives
S
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
First Soviet-American Sister City in the U.S., connecting the people of Seattle, Washington and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
S
Community Focus
Southern Europe, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association has maintained ties of sisterhood and friendship with Perugia, Italy.
S
Community Focus
East Asia, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
Founded in 1957, the Seattle-Kobe relationship was the first such partnership for both cities.
S
Community Focus
East Asia, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle and Chongqing enjoy an active, vibrant relationship with exchange programs in the areas of education, arts and culture, science and technology, business, and government
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central), Sister Cities, North America
Location
Seattle, WA
We are a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between Seattle and Nantes in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding, and support educational exchanges.
S
Community Focus
Multicultural, Sister Cities
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle is proud to be a leader in promoting and developing sister city relationships with 21 international communities.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Ellensburg, WA
A museum that collects, preserves, and displays items related to Kittitas County history