We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers unique, authentic and hands-on cultural education and experiences.
The Polynesian Arts Advocacy Council of Michigan (PAACOM) is a group of cultural arts practitioners and advocates dedicated to forming partnerships with communities and organizations to perpetuate and preserve the cultures of Polynesia through education, outreach and performance.
We are dedicated to bringing instructors and artists from the Polynesian Islands to Michigan, as well as assist Polynesian Arts students and schools from Michigan in continuing education via scholarships, grants and funding. We also assist Michigan based Polynesian Arts instructors in continued training and the funding of cultural arts retreats.
Our passion is to bring culture educational events and performances to schools, hospitals, charities and other community events at no charge to the community. We have done community outreach, education, and performances with CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Gifts of Art Michigan Medicine at UofM Hospital Ann Arbor, various schools throughout Metro-Detroit and nationally with Stand Up for the Cure to Cancer.
We are honored to assist local and national charity fundraisers by offering authentic Polynesian performances. We have offered fundraising support to the following charities: Sanctum House of Michigan Huntington's Disease Society of America Stand Up for the Cure Relay for Life Michigan
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The Polynesian Arts Advocacy Council of Michigan collectively acknowledge that we are dancing on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg - Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potowatomi peoples. We offer this acknowledgment to affirm Indigenous sovereignty and because we value the needs of Native American and Indigenous peoples.