Audition for the 4th Annual ACYD Talent-Benefit Show


The Asian Pacific Student Association at UC Irvine’s 4th Annual Talent-Art Benefit Show | ACYD: Always Chase Your Dreams is a multimedia showcase in which Asian Pacific-Islander (API) students attending UC Irvine will have the chance to demonstrate their talents while competing for first place. Our goal is to provide a supportive and empowering environment for both the competitors, rising stars, and audience members by emphasizing the importance of community, recognizing injustices against API people and People of Color, and providing ways to address these issues.

Furthermore, ACYD is a benefit show. We plan to partner with Sessions LA (, a music writing, production, recording, & DJing program for youth and young adults in Los Angeles at the Searching to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) office. Session LA’s mission is to promote youth development, nurture critical thinking, and foster community building through the process of creating music. 

The event is free to attend but we recommend a $5 donation. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Sessions LA in support their youth program.

ACYD will take place on May 17, 2013, Friday, at UC Irvine’s Student Terrace from 7PM – 9PM. 

Live Audition Days:
—- Monday 5-7:00PM April 1st
—- Tuesday 5-7:00PM April 2nd
—- Thursday 4-6:00PM April 4th
—- Monday 5-7:00PM April 8th
—- Tuesday 5-7:00PM April 9th
—- Thursday 4-6:00PM April 11th

Video Audition Submission Deadline: April 12, 2013, Friday
—- Can’t make the live auditions? Send your video to Guidelines included in the application (which you are still required to fill out)

– First Place – $200 + Autographed Poster
– Second Place – $100 + Autographed Poster
– Third Place – $50 + Autographed Poster

Please turn in your application as early as possible so that we can ensure the fluidity of auditions.

Access the application here: Talent Application

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    Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month (APIHM) is hosted by the Asian Pacific Student Association at UCI and features various programs, workshops, and events that celebrate the APIA culture and address pertinent issues in the APIA community.

    Please refer to the tabs above for more details regarding each event.

  • Contact Us

    Any inquiries regarding Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage Month can be directed to Programming Coordinators, Siamrath (Sam) Boonsakul and Alison Tominaga, at

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