What Can We Do? (WCWD?) is a micro grant program that supports AAPI artists and their community care projects in New York City. It 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 and gives them a chance to find their place in the ecosystem of care through their talents and community connections.
This program is presented by the 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.
Applications are now open! Deadline: February 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Learn More.
The Bandung 2023 Residency, presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The 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 Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities.
Applications for the 2023 Residency have now closed! Learn More.
The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2022 Van Lier Fellowship. This year, the fellowship with be awarded to an Asian American music artist in performance or composition 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.
The 2022 Van Lier Fellowship has been awarded to Connor Sen Warnick.
The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2022 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 2022 Jadin Wong Fellowship has been awarded to Marie Lloyd Paspe.