Giving voice to AAPI art and culture in NYC and beyond.
Jadin Wong Fellowship
For Dance Artists

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2023 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.

The 2023 Fellowship was awarded to Shannon Yu 余香儒. Artists of Exceptional Merit Honors were awarded to Keerati Jinakunwiphat and Ishita Mili. Read the Press Release.

What Can We Do?
Micro grants for creative care projects

What Can We Do? (WCWD?) is a micro grant award program that supports artists and their creative projects showing care to the AAPI community in NYC. The program was created in response to the sharp increase in anti-Asian hate and violence during the pandemic which caused many people to experience grief, anxiety, and fear. WCWD? empowers artists, giving them a chance to find their place in the ecosystem of care through their talents and community connections.

This program is presented by Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to Council Members Christopher Marte and Sandra Ung.

Congratulations to our 2023 Awardees! Read more about them here.

The Bandung Residency
The Bandung 2023 Residency, presented by Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), is an opportunity designed to uplift the work of organizers, artists, educators, and waymakers whose practice is intended to foster solidarity between AAPI and Black communities.
Van Lier Fellowship
For Visual Artists

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) was pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2022 Van Lier Fellowship. The fellowship was awarded to filmmaker Connor Sen Warnick for his film project CHARACTERS DISAPPEARING. Learn more.

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. A4’s Van Lier Fellowship is currently on pause.

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