As part of our mission, Against The Grain Productions produces educational, enlightening and entertaining events that drive awareness to Asian American culture and the arts. In addition to the community outreach this provides, proceeds from ticket sales, auctions, raffles and other fundraisers at these events contribute a significant amount of funding for our supported orphanages in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs. In order to make the maximum contribution toward our supported causes from these events and deliver an amazing experience for our audiences, we count on the support of generous sponsors.
In 2015, we held our 4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Asian American Mover and Shakers in partnership with the National Association of Asian American Professionals' (NAAAP) Annual National Convention held for the first time ever in Dallas.
Fashion for a Passion is our main annual event that draws people from all over the Dallas community in a celebration of emerging Asian American talent in the arts. Each year, guests enjoy musical performances, a fashion runway show and silent/live auctions that include pieces from our featured artists. Fashion for a Passion is also the perfect opportunity for us to give center stage to a few of our ATG Artistic/Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship winners.
Each year, Fashion for a Passion just gets better and better! In 2014, we not only showcased an incredibly talented group of Asian American designers, artists and musical performers but also saw a record 450 guests and raised more than $35,000, the most raised to-date.
Cocktails for a Cause is a charity fundraiser that highlights the talent and work of Asian American artists while benefiting ATG’s community outreach, scholarships, educational initiatives and needy orphanages in Asia.
Through screenings of co-founder Tammy Nguyen Lee’s award-winning documentary Operation Babylift and our partnership with film festivals around the country to help support and promote the work of today’s Asian American filmmakers, Against The Grain hopes to entertain, engage and enlighten the community while also raising funds to benefit our various causes.