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 each other. We look forward to seeing you once we are on the other side of the pandemic.

What Can We Do?

What Can We Do? (WCWD?) presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is a micro-grant opportunity for artists looking to support the AAPI community in NYC with engaging, creative projects rooted in care. Honoring the power of art as healing, WCWD? invites artists with a desire to affect change in their communities to carry out a project, however small, within a two-month period, planting a seed that may grow beyond the program.

This program is made possible with support from the Asian American Federation.

View 2022 Awardees
Van Lier Fellowship
For Visual Artists

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.

Jadin Wong Fellowship
For Dance Artists

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.

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