A4 Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As we face these times of uncertainty, please know that we are here for you and are working to ensure our community is safe and supported.

Information is changing quickly and we are following the latest recommendations by the NYC Department of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We have instituted a work from home policy for staff, so please reach us via email should you need to be in contact. Amidst the cancellations and closures, we hope you are doing what you can to keep yourselves and your communities healthy.

We will continue to update helpful information as we receive it and have compiled a list of resources to help you manage through these challenging times as well as ensure your own health and safety.

Please take care of yourselves and eachother. We look forward to seeing you once we are on the other side of the pandemic.

Professional Development

A4 Virtual Residency

We are excited to announce our new Virtual Residency! The A4VR is a four-month pilot program designed to focus on artists’ process of creating new work and develop a cohort of multidisciplinary emerging and mid-career artists. Exploring an alternative residency model in the digital space, the A4 Virtual Residency is presented as a collectively-led artist group, fostering a grounded, intersectional creative space for artists to experiment, exchange ideas and skills, collaborate on projects, share resources for dialogue with fellow artists, provide feedback, and hold each other accountable in following through deadlines and opportunities. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Application Deadline: Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST

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Upcoming Event

12/07/20 – 03/15/21
A4 Virtual Residency

Who Is Diversity For?

6 – 7:30PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Van Lier Fellowship
For Young Professional Artists

The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2020 Van Lier Fellowship. This year, the fellowship with be awarded to an Asian American theater artist for the creation of new work.

Created by the will of Sally Van Lier, the Trust carries out Edward and Sally Van Liers’ legacy of arts appreciation by supporting arts groups and training programs to provide education, training, or other support.

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Jadin Wong Fellowship

The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2020 Jadin Wong Fellowship for an emerging Asian American dance artist to create new work.

This award is a tribute to the life and work of renowned Chinese American actress, dancer, and comedienne Jadin Wong. Ms. Wong was a lifelong pioneer and innovator in the field of performing arts and strove to ensure opportunities for Asian Americans through her efforts as a performer and talent agent.

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