Silicon Valley Nonprofit Organization
Storytelling and cultural arts meet at Mosaic America, a Silicon Valley nonprofit organizer of events, commissioned works, and art festivals.
Braving a New World with Mosaic America
Sat, May 7, 2022, 2:30 PM PDT
NUMU New Museum Los Gatos + Art Studio
Join us as dancers, musicians, and poets of Silicon Valley take us on an evocative journey through an American Mosaic.
Poetry & Process in Daily Life
Wed, May 11, 2022, 6:00 PM
Join us at San Jose Woman’s Club for informal discussions and an interactive presentation on ways to explore life through poetry.
Mon, May 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
An Ohlone-led outdoor festival featuring storytelling, at least two demos/workshops (e.g., making grass-skirts, necklaces and other regalia), culminating in the Hummingbird Circle dance.
Glimpses of the 2021 Mosaic Festival
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.
“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.”
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”
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.”
Chinese dancer, Choreographer and teacher
Events in 2020
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A fun, free, and family-friendly festival, ArtSplash is an invitation to the community to explore and sample all Montalvo has to offer! Live performances throughout the day presented in partnership with Mosaic America.
A concert featuring composer, sitar player Arjun Verma, William Rossel (tabla) and musicians from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
RIGHTSTARTER will premiere their Mosaic commissioned, newest work Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage, a song cycle examining the call of the West, the lure of the Pacific, and the distorted historical views of indigenous Black and Brown humanity.
RaasLorico Performance – Live
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.