Asian American Arts Alliance

Announcing the 2017 Van Lier Fellowships in Music Composition and Music Performance!

See our press release featured on here.

Learn more about eligibility and guidelines for the Van Lier Fellowships in Music Composition and Music Performance here and RSVP for our information session on Tuesday, February 21st here.

Site Visit to Queens Council on the Arts: ArtHotel Residency on February 23rd

The Alliance's next Site Visit is on Thursday, February 23rd with the Queens Council on the Arts. Come learn about the brand new ArtHotel Residency.

The QCA ArtHotel Residency is for Queens-based artists of all disciplines. We will start the tour at the Z NYC Hotel at 10:30 AM and then arrive at the Paper Hotel at 11:15 AM. Both hotels will host an individual artist. 

Transportation to Z NYC Hotel: 7, N, Q to Queensboro Plaza OR E, M, R to Queens Plaza.

Further event details and RSVP info here.

What is your word?


“It rains as I write this. Mad heart, be brave.”


—From “The Country Without a Post Office”

by poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001)


This is not the tomorrow that many of us wanted. But this is the day into which we have awoken—bruised, heartbroken, disappointed, shattered, enraged, frightened, spent. It’s the surfacing of brutal truths that lay waste to cognitive thought.


Sometimes, there are just no words.


And yet. We invite you to share just one word with us. About how you’re feeling, or what you’re doing. We’ll create a word cloud of everyone else’s thoughts, a diaphanous image of the Asian American creative community on this day. And in the days to come. Type your word in the text box above.


The Asian American Arts Alliance believes that every story deserves to be told, heard, and honored. We believe that the work to make sure this happens has never been more important— and we want to hear from you. We will be inviting you for further conversations to share ideas about how we can work together. This is not the time for silence, but for an outpouring of voices and collective action.


What’s your word?


We’ll be reaching out again. But in the meantime, feel free to send me your thoughts at


Ever onwards,

Andrea Louie

Executive Director




Asian American Arts Alliance | 20 Jay Street, Suite 740 | Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (212) 941-9208 | Fax: (212) 366-1778

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