Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts. The festival presents events that feature artists of Asian origins and artists whose work is inspired by Asian arts, cultures and histories. Festival Accès Asie is a bilingual organization offering events and activities in both official languages.
Established in 1995, Festival Accès Asie is Canada's longest continuously running Asian heritage arts festival. To date, it has presented works of over 1000 artists of Asian origin from more than 20 different countries including East Asia (Japan, China, Korea); Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore); South Asia (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka); Central & Middle Eastern Asia (Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Armenia).
Festival Accès Asie has become a trailblazer in representation and advocacy for Canadian Asian artists, leading the way with national project such as the 2nd National Asian Heritage Symposium that took place in September 2020 with over 500 participants.