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Kollaboration's Mission

To discover, elevate, showcase, and connect the artistic and creative energies of our communities, out-creating stereotypes and pushing API stories and perspectives into mainstream consciousness.


There’s hidden talent everywhere within our communities. Kollaboration actively uncovers the creative talents within the API community and shines a light on those pursuing their creative crafts.


Kollaboration nurtures and supports the creative talents of the API community. Providing guidance and mentorship to young talent and opportunities for experienced artists to improve the collective quality of creative output.


Kollaboration provides opportunities to bring exceptional API talent to a larger audience and in turn inspiring the Asian American and mainstream communities to demand and expect better representation in mainstream media.


Kollaboration brings the creative energies of the API community together to create opportunities for collaboration and new projects.

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Our Programs

Global Programs


Kollaboration’s Flagship Showcase bringing together the top emerging API talents from across the Kollaboration Network and the API entertainment community for a celebration of API achievements in arts and media. STAR is the culmination of a nationwide talent search process, part talent competition, part concert, and part awards show.



Kollaboration’s Creative Leadership Conference, the EMPOWER conference connects leaders in the creative fields with aspiring and working creatives from the community. Held in conjunction with STAR, the EMPOWER program consists of keynotes, panels, workshops, and mentoring sessions that cover the many creative fields in media and entertainment.


National Media Programs

Kollaboration’s National Media Programming consists of digital projects ranging from audio podcasts to written articles, to videos. These programs highlight and showcase the myriad talents of the API community to audiences within and beyond the physical reach of Kollaboration’s local programs.

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 Regional/Local Programs


Local Events

Smaller scale and high quality live events to create consistent touchpoints with the local communities in which Kollaboration operates. These events are important for building Kollaboration’s presence and local impact. These events include open mics, panels, mixers, and local showcases.

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Regional Media Programs

Regional Media programs capitalize on the specific strengths of Kollaboration’s local teams to create specialized content that shares unique local perspectives with the national API community.

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Make a Difference

Kollaboration needs your help! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit built by the community, for the community. We are run primarily by volunteers, who are supported by charitable donations and generous sponsorships. Your contributions make a world of a difference to us! Your donations will go directly toward supporting our staff and operations as we work to build a global platform for artists.

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