A4 Announces Jadin Wong and Van Lier Artist Fellowships 2022

The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4), with support from the New York Community Trust, announces two new fellowship opportunities for emerging Asian American artists: the 2022 Jadin Wong Fellowship in Dance/Choreography and the 2022 Van Lier Fellowship in Dance Practice. visual arts.

The fellowships will be awarded to Asian American generative artists in the fields of dance and visual arts, age 30 or younger, based in New York City.

Each Fellow will receive a cash stipend of $6,000, artistic mentorship, career mentorship, and additional technical support. Fellows will be selected through an open appeal jury process. Applicants will be evaluated on the artistic quality of their work, the impact they hope to have on the Asian American artistic community, and the projects they intend to develop during the fellowship period (May – December 2022).

Interested applicants can access the guidelines and eligibility on the A4 website; the submission deadline is Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Selected scholarship recipients will be announced in early May 2022.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the online information sessions before applying. The 2022 Jadin Wong Scholarship Information Session will be held on Wednesday, February 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST; the information session for the 2021 Van Lier scholarship will be held on Thursday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

The 60-minute briefings will include the background and logistics of the awards process, as well as tips on preparing a strong application. Participation in the information sessions is strongly recommended. Candidates can register for the Jadin Wong information session here and the Van Lier information session here.

The Jadin Wong Fellowship is a tribute to the life and work of the famous Chinese-American actress, dancer, comedian and lawyer Jadin Wong (1913-2010). Since her teens, Ms. Wong has been a pioneer and innovator for Asian American performing arts, performing in venues across America, Europe and Asia, and founding her own arts management company specializing in in the representation of Asian American talent, paving the way for future Asian American artists. She established the Jadin Wong Educational Fund at the New York Community Trust to support budding artists, musicians and dancers of Asian descent. Previous winners of the award are Annie Heath, Shoey Sun, Jesse Obremski, Takehiro “Take” Ueyama and Daisuke Omiya.

For more than 25 years, the New York Community Trust has managed the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, supporting hundreds of talented young artists, many of whom have become accomplished professionals widely respected in their fields. These scholarships continue Van Liers’ legacy of arts appreciation by supporting arts groups and training programs to provide education, training, or other support to young artists. 2021 marks the fifth year of offering Van Lier scholarships for A4. Previous fellows include Lesley Mok (music), Miranda Cornell (theatre), Maia Chao (visual arts practice), Simon Wu (visual arts curation), Rob Rusli (music composition), Pawan Benjamin (music performance), Seonjae Kim (theatre, direction) and Diana Oh (theatre, interpretation).

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunity for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, advocacy, and community building. Since 1983, A4 has sought to unify, promote and represent artistic and cultural producers from one of New York’s fastest growing populations. We are a diverse alliance of artists, organizations and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to fostering the development of artists and arts groups. A4 serves as a thoughtful convener of the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artistic creation and provides a critical voice for this community. We are the nation’s only service organization dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists in all disciplines.


The New York Community Trust is a community foundation that helps New Yorkers achieve their charitable goals and provides grants that meet the needs of our city.

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