Arts Culture and Education works to create partnerships and projects which are national in scope. It is separate from Endowment Fund supported projects, for which the NAJC has an envelope.
In its inaugural year, ACE partnered with the Powell Street Festival in Vancouver and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto to create the Japanese Canadian Artists Directory, japanesecanadianartists.com. Funded by the NAJC with the majority of funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Aiko Suzuki inspired project has been a success for pioneering artists, established arts professionals, and emerging artists.
ACE produced a teacher resources workshop in Words and Media Matter: Teaching Japanese Canadian Internment Today, and two sets of lesson plans around the hastingspark1942.ca website. Future projects include digital media projects around Redress, and a translation of the Artists Directory.
ACE Committee members: Sally Ito, Bryce Kanbara, Emiko Muraki, John Ota, Yukari Peerless, Melisa Kamibayashi-Staples