Hi everyone! I’m Jenny, and I’m the founder a nonprofit immersive events company called Studio ATAO. We concept, build, execute and tour interdisciplinary experiences that combine food, art and social impact. We’re most known for our Asian in America series, a museum exhibition and dinner experience that explores the Asian American identity through food & drink, virtual reality and poetry.
We also have a Community Initiatives arm, where we host Experimental Salons that bring together industry professionals for a dinner and conversation (using our specific facilitated discussion model) on a pertinent topic relating social impact and their work. Pre-COVID, we just hosted one for food media on the topic “How Can Food Media Better Represent Non-White Cultures Without Tokenizing Them?” Learnings from these Salons are then compiled into toolkits for the the public to use, for free, via our Resources Blog.
Since COVID hit, our events has been cancelled so we’ve been working hard to give back to the community by hosting a series of Community Skillshares where we bring experts to share pertinent skills to the world, for free, via IG Live and complemented by a lengthy, well-researched Resources document. We kicked these off with 1 on personal financial management and 1 on financial planning for small business owners; next we have sessions on mental health and civic engagement coming up.
(We also have an agency arm that does custom activations for mission-driven companies.)
Hope everyone is staying safe out there, and would love to connect if there’s some synergies we can explore :)