CELEBRATING OUR 20th Year!!
Welcome to airmw.org, the website for Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW), the Midwest's leading presenter of the Asian American cultural arts.



Asian Improv aRts Midwest is supported in part by the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago, the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH. P.C, JCCC Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.

Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments


News: Job Position at Asian Improv aRts Midwest

Asian Improv Arts Midwest seeks Visiting Instructor/Performer in Chicago, IL (and other U.S. locations as needed)

Responsible for teaching classes that focus on Japanese cultural arts. Organize and administer traditional arts programs in Japanese classical dance and drumming. Responsible for assisting the operation of the cultural arts organization. Manage cultural arts programs and organize performances throughout the year. Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects, and communicate those objectives to students. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. This position involves teaching elementary school level children.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Education, Cultural Arts, or a related field, plus ten years of experience. Requires 6 years of experience in Japanese traditional drumming arts and 6 years of experience in performing with Japanese drumming ensembles. Requires fluency in reading, speaking and writing in Japanese. Requires knowledge of Japanese history, culture and social sciences. Requires knowledge of traditional Japanese costuming and the ability to organize curriculums for students. Requires Travel to domestic performance sites as needed.

Must also have authority to work permanently in the U.S. Applicants who are interested in this position may apply online @ www.jobpostingtoday.com Ref # 30211.




Our Mission and Programs - CELEBRATING OUR 20th Year !!

Asian Improv aRts Midwest's mission is to build a vital, self-empowered Asian American community in the Chicago area by advancing the understanding and profile of Asian and Asian American cultures through the traditional and contemporary cultural arts. AIRMW is dedicated to creating productive relationships with artists, community and institutions in order to produce high quality arts programs that accurately reflect the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic reality of Chicago and the nation.

Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) programs and activities include:




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Support from our community makes up an important part of our efforts to produce high-quality arts presentations, continue our educational efforts and raising the awareness of the Asian American experience on an international level. Your contributions are very meaningful and help us to continue our work!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Asian Improv aRts Midwest. Contributions can be made on-line on this website or checks can be mailed to AIRMW/JASC Tsukasa Taiko, 4427 N Clark St, Chicago 60640. Checks should be made payable to AIRMW, a 501(c)3 organization.




Special thanks to our Media providers:
Ken Carl Photography, LLC. kencarl.com
Mayumi Lake mayumilake.com
Kazu Yamamoto
Larry Philipee
Adebukola Bodunrin


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