The Afro Caribbean Cultural Center (ACCC) is a vibrant home for Caribbean Taino and afro-descendent cultures, in Connecticut. Our Center without walls philosophy means we will perform our work in spaces (art and cultural institutions) that already exist.
A multi-disciplinary center, ACCC integrates the arts, education, activism, and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. We document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities.
ACCC carries out its mission through public art exhibitions, performances, educational programs, workshops, conferences, and international exchanges. Our goal is focused on reaching the Afro-Latinx diaspora of the region/state.
ACCC is regarded as a pioneer in the field and an authentic source of the historic living traditions of Taino/afro-descendent communities in the State of Connecticut. Our programs and pedagogy are informed by Afro-Atlantic aesthetics and philosophies. We are an accessible community resource and a trusted bridge linking afro-descendent artists and communities across the state, region, and world. ACCC consciously cultivates multi-generational audiences acknowledging the unique gifts of community elders, adults, and youth. Our initiatives and our audiences reflect the dynamic kaleidoscope of global Taino and afro-Latinx culture.