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Mosaic America strengthens communities, cultivates belonging, and catalyzes inclusion through inter-cultural and co-created cultural experiences.

History,
Identity,
Culture.

 

Americans tend to recognize or disown part or all of our history. Each of us sees our future in a specific color (red, blue, brown, black, white). Most of us prioritize a hyphenated identity over our American identity.

Mosaic America hopes to address these divisive forces through a movement that propels all of us towards an inclusive and shared future. We aim to do this using the one thing that has the power to unite us all: art.

Throughout the year, Mosaic America hosts multicultural nonprofit art festivals and curated events that cultivate belonging and social cohesion amongst Silicon Valley’s diverse communities.

Every Place is a Mosaic.

 

Mosaic’s thoughtfully curated programming weaves through the forgotten and remembered journeys in and of a specific Place, presenting living moments that are drawn from all our histories. We work with local artists and community leaders to authentically represent cultures collaboratively and inclusively, to irrevocably cultivate Belonging.

Through the pieces of art created during this process, we uncover threads that connect our different cultures, proving once again that art can unite us.

Testimonials

“Mosaic America is an incredible arts experience for our global population. It strengthens the realization that we are truly “one” despite differences in form or style. This “oneness” is embedded into the fabric of Mosaic America’s performance design.”

Coleen Lorenz
President of Arts Unity Movement non-profit and Artistic Director of NewGround Theatre Dance Company

“In an area known for the quality and diversity of culturally specific dance performance, Sangam Arts (now Mosaic America) is an important conduit for multicultural understanding through the arts”

Māhealani Uchiyama
Founder & Artistic Director, Center for International Dance

“As Chinese American living in the Bay Area, we share so much in common with other cultures, yet often unaware of our similarities. I really appreciate Sangam Arts’ (now Mosaic America) innovative approach in cutting across cultural diversity and knitting together our similarities.”

Hai Yan Jackson
Chinese dancer, Choreographer and teacher
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Field Report – Building a	Culture of Belonging

Field Report – Building a Culture of Belonging

BY KATHRYN DICKASON
Mosaic America fosters intercultural awareness and respect through its artistic programming. The San Francisco Bay Area has a rich diversity of people, despite prevailing media representations of Silicon Valley as the
land of wealthy, white “tech bros.”

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Viva CalleSJ: Kelley Park Welcoming Hub

Viva CalleSJ: Kelley Park Welcoming Hub

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Kelley Park Amphitheater, San José On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Mosaic activated the Kelley Park Amphitheater for walkers and rollers at Viva CalleSJ. This "Welcoming Hub," sponsored by the SJRacialEquity and Welcoming America, was in...

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A talk with Mosaic America’s Priya Das

A talk with Mosaic America’s Priya Das

The Mosaic Festival is happening this weekend and we are excited to learn more about Mosaic America, the festival (Mosaic Festival: Friday and Saturday, Aug 26 and 27), and the work they do to bridge cultures and communities with the arts!

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As agents of change through the arts, Mosaic America wouldn’t be where it is today without the partnership of like-minded organizations. Thanks to these partners, we are able to continue supporting local artists and catalyze inclusion in the many communities of Silicon Valley.