Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network 2018 Fundraiser

Please support DVAN’s Fall/Winter 2018 fundraiser. You can help by donating, spreading the word, sharing on social media, and telling your friends and families. Now is a crucial time, in this country and throughout the world, to hear and support underrepresented voices. Please help us bring our stories from the margins into the center!

Thanks to DVAN Co-Director Viet Thanh Nguyen’s winning of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, DVAN is enjoying renewed interest, and recognition as a major platform for established and emerging diasporic story-tellers across generations.

We are delighted to have received a $10,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor. Please help us to match it!

A matching grant means that our donor will donate $10,000 to DVAN’s mission if we raise a “matching fund” of $10,000. We need your help to raise this amount.

We wish to take this opportunity to develop a stronger organizational infrastructure to support the mission of DVAN. With this amount, we will be in a better position to promote the stories of Vietnamese writers in the diaspora in a sustainable and regular fashion so that our narratives can be better understood, respected, and heard globally.

With your support, we pledge to:

  • organize several public readings and panel discussions every year
  • improve our blog diaCRITICS to highlight work by and about Vietnamese writers and artists in the diaspora on all shores
  • provide a special platform to support women poets and writers specifically
  • facilitate writing residencies for writers interested in collaboration and dialogues, and  for emerging writers, on a yearly basis
  • produce publications that contribute to bringing Vietnamese diasporic literature and art from the margins into the center.

Please help make our dreams and vision come true!

via our GoFundMe page


Your donations are tax-deductible.

In thanks for your support, you will receive these gifts:

: Thank you note

$25: Thank you note and DVAN Tote bag*

$35: Thank you note and DVAN Tote bag signed by a diasporic Vietnamese writer/artist supported by DVAN

$50: Everything listed above, and a signed book by a diasporic Vietnamese writer supported by DVAN

$100: Everything listed above, and 2 VIP tickets to a DVAN event (front seat)

$200: Everything listed above, and 3 books bundle with autographs from writers supported by DVAN

$500: Everything listed above, and an invitation to a VIP meet and greet cocktail hour with the writers and artists before or after a public event

$1000: Everything listed above, and an exclusive invitation for 2 to a dinner with writers and artists at 2019 DVAN artists residency

*tote bag designed by award-winning author Thi Bui
The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts)

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) primary mission is to promote stories from the Vietnamese diaspora. We undertake to support this body of work through literary festivals, local readings, writing retreats, panel discussions, blogs, videos, and publications. Our goal is to increase understanding about the diversity and complexities of our experiences and imaginaries across national boundaries.

For more information, please visit https://dvan.org

DVAN is a fiscally sponsored member of Intersection for the Arts.

DVAN Writers at Djerassi Artists Residency, June 2018


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