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.
The Bandung 2022 Residency
The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of The Bandung 2022 Residency Program, the first NYC-based residency intended to foster understanding and allyship between the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities.
Ten NYC-based artists, educators, change makers, organizers have been invited to explore and/or develop 7 projects over the course of the summer residency, including:
Jess X. Snow & Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: A series of public art pieces (murals and installations) that include portraits of contemporary Black Asian friendships and love;
Hidemi Takagi: A photography installation that upends issues around mixed-race identities;
Rohan Zhou-Lee: The Blasian March, a solidarity action between Black/African, Asian, and mixed Blasian communities;
Alisha Acquaye & Chanel Matsunami Govreau: A photography and interview project that celebrates unique and transformative Black and AAPI alliances;
Jamel Mims: A multisensory installation and performance series/tour as MC Tingbudong;
Daphne Lundi & Gloria Lau: A research and storytelling project, plus shared community archive;
Hannah Miao: A new community-sourced portrait collage of New Yorkers of Asian and Black disaporas, exploring the framework of safety, hope, and dreams.
The Bandung applicant review panel included Bill Aguado, Executive Director of En Foco, Inc, Mia Charlene White, Writer Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Environmental Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement at New School University, and contemporary artist Rozeal.
The Bandung 2022 Residency is named for the first large-scale Asian–African or Afro–Asian Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, which took place in 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia. The groundbreaking summit brought together leaders from 29 newly independent Asian and African states emerging from colonial rule, with the aim of ending racial discrimination and ensuring collaboration and a peaceful coexistence.
This program is presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and made possible through the New York City Council’s AAPI Community Support Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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.