Mission: To promote and develop multiethnic, international arts and cultural awareness in the City of Los Angeles, and to establish programs for research and community development, providing working space and housing for artists, including traditional arts forms as well as communication technology based on computer applications.
Programs: Eco Maya Festival, an environmental hemispheric event, connects the indigenous cultural heritage of the Americas, with the urban meca of diversity, Los Angeles. http://www.afrocuba.org/ecomaya.htm The AfroCuban Research Institute, in collaboration with the Educational Opportunity Program of California State University in LA, conducts an academic cultural exchange with Cuban artists and writers from the African Diasporas in the Caribbean. http://www.afrocuba.org El Patio de Maria, is a recreation of a Cuban paladar in Hollywood, open to the general public the first Saturday every month with multimedia lectures, poetry, art exhibitions, music and film. Food and beverages are served.http:www.afrocuba.org/patio.htm