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Scott Oshima

Lead Community Organizer
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center


Scott Oshima is the Lead Community Organizer at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Project Manager for the Sustainable Little Tokyo creative placekeeping initiative. Scott is an artist, arts organizer, and community activist who has been working in community arts nonprofits for over ten years. As an administrator and artist, they utilize art to re-center the voices of marginalized communities and advocate for the cultural sustainability of our communities of color. Scott’s art practice explores family history and identity as a yonsei, queer Japanese-Chinese American and fourth-generation Angeleno. Scott has previously worked with CalArts Community Arts Partnership and Venice Arts, helping make arts education accessible to Los Angeles’ low-income communities. Their writing and reviews have been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Capital & Main, Entropy, and Orlando. Scott holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.