The 店面 Storefront Residency

The W.O.W. Project

26 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013


Nov 30, 2020


Oct 27, 2020

The W.O.W. Project is passionate about providing space to support generative collaborations between artists and our community. This past year, our 6 month artist residency included a stipend, access to W.O.W’s basement studio space, an opening reception, community workshops, and an artist talk.

For the fifth 店面 Residency, we are calling for individual artists or a pair of artistic collaborators to create a window display for the storefront at 26 Mott Street in honor of 清明 Qingming, tomb-sweeping day, centering the theme of grief and grieving. This year’s theme feels particularly fitting in allowing us to collectively take a deep breath and process the impact of these historical shifts as we move into a new year.

This is a funded 6-month residency from February 1 - July 1, 2021. There are no restrictions on artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria. Visual artists, writers, poets, activists, filmmakers, curators, designers, architects, makers & tinkerers and more are all invited to apply. We only require that applicants be based in the New York area with a preference given to those who currently reside in Chinatown. We strongly encourage members of the Asian diaspora and those with a socially engaged practice to apply.