Ethnic Cultural Arts Program


College of Arts & Sciences

The Bowling Green State University Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP) grants funding through a competitive grant request procedure to support multi-ethnic and multicultural arts events that feature professional artists/performers.

Endeavors that involve audiences across disciplines, age, class, and include a range of race and ethnic orientations are preferred.

ECAP Objectives:

  • ECAP-promotes events by non-BGSU professional artists that involve audiences across disciplines and across age, class, gender, sexual and racial identity. 
  • ECAP-focuses its attention on the distribution of resources among a diversity of ethnic orientations. 
  • ECAP-seeks to expose the BGSU community to outside artists and provide it with high quality ethnic arts projects through an emphasis on assisting organizers with event promotion, planning and execution. 
  • ECAP-is committed to the university’s mission of creating opportunities for student learning beyond the classroom experience. To that end we support educational excellence by providing informative and inspirational cultural arts programs that both complement and enhance student’s curricula.
  • ECAP-supports activities on the BGSU campus and in the city of Bowling Green; activities in the wider community can be supported if they connect in an obvious way to BGSU and the local community.

Ohanami | Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Produced by the The Asian Studies Program and the Japanese Club, this celebration of Japanese culture and art commemorates the donations of cherry trees to BGSU by alumni and area businesses. More than 800 attended It features free:

  • Japanese calligraphy
  • Origami
  • Traditional Japanese games
  • Rice-cake making
  • Kimono Try-ons
  • Taiko performance
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Japanese traditional dance
  • Tastes of sushi and authentic Japanese refreshments