Executive director of the Asian American Arts Alliance
Andrea Louie is executive director of the Asian American Arts Alliance, leading arts advocacy and cultural equity for New York City’s diverse, pan-Asian, multidisciplinary cultural community. She brings a combination of management experience, leadership as a communications professional, and a passion for the arts, as both a writer and a seasoned executive. Andrea most recently served on the management team at Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-faith coalition. She is the author of a novel, Moon Cakes (Ballantine Books) and coeditor of an anthology, Topography of War: Asian American Essays (The Asian American Writers’ Workshop). Andrea is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, the Hannah S. and Samuel A. Cohn Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Ludwig Volgelstein Foundation grant and was short-listed for the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She has served as a review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, EmcArts, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. She was a writer-in-residence for the National Book Foundation and has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi, Hedgebrook and the Fundacíon Valparáiso in Spain. She serves on the board of the national Cultural Data Project, is a co-chair of the New York City Arts Coalition, and an ad hoc steering committee member of the 13% and Growing Coalition. She serves on the multicultural advisory committees for WNYC and StoryCorps and is a member of the Asian American Writers Workshop as well as the Asian American Journalists Association.