Executive Director, Asian American Arts Alliance
Andrea Louie is executive director of the Asian American Arts Alliance, leading arts advocacy and pursuing cultural equity for New York City’s diverse, pan-Asian, multidisciplinary cultural community. She combines her management experience and leadership as a communications professional with a passion for the arts, as both a writer and a seasoned executive. Andrea previously served on the management team at Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-faith coalition.
Author of a novel, Moon Cakes (Ballantine Books) and co-editor 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, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, EmcArts, and 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.
In addition to serving on the DataArts Board, Andrea 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 also on the multicultural advisory committees for WNYC and StoryCorps, is a member of both the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian American Journalists Association.