2017 JADIN WONG AWARD
FOR EMERGING ASIAN AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHER
The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2017 Jadin Wong Award for Emerging Asian American Choreographer. This follows the successful introduction of the Jadin Wong Award for an Emerging Asian American Dancer in 2016.
This award is a tribute to the life and work of renowned Chinese American actress, dancer, and comedienne Jadin Wong. Since her teenage years, Ms. Wong had been a pioneer and innovator of Asian American performing arts.
This year’s award is intended to recognize an emerging Asian American choreographer whose work shows strong potential for greater achievement, who hopes to make a significant impact on the New York City artistic community. The award aims to recognize exemplary work that will continue to inspire young artists and the Asian American community for years to come. The winner will receive a cash award of $4,500 to provide educational assistance, training, and support with limited financial means to help them pursue their career as a choreographer.
This cash award is to be used for “Professional Development” (see below), but not for undergraduate or graduate tuition fees.
The Asian American Arts Alliance will receive applications through an open application process this year.
The applicant MUST:
Current Alliance staff, board members and review panel, as well as their immediate family members are not eligible.
Award Guidelines and Online Application open via Submittable:
Friday, April 7, 2017
For guidelines and to apply: bit.ly/jadinwong2017
Information Session at the Asian American Arts Alliance:
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To register to attend: jadinwonginfo2017-2.eventbrite.com
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Application forms must be submitted electronically via Submittable by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 26, 2017.
The winner will be publicly announced via the Alliance website and social media channels on or around Wednesday, June 28, 2017
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The awardee will be selected through an open call and jury process. A jury composed of established choreographers/dancers, arts presenters, arts administrators, and educators will evaluate the submitted applications, based on the following criteria:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Jadin Wong?
Jadin Wong (1913‐2010) is a Chinese American actor, dancer and comedian. She performed at San Francisco’s legendary all-°©‐Asian nightclub, Forbidden City, and toured throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 1960, Ms. Wong moved to New York City. She appeared in Broadway shows and founded Jadin Wong Management in hopes of helping more Asian American talent to be cast in significant roles in theater, film, and television. Ms. Wong’s final performance was on October 11, 1997, at a gala benefit for a new national Chinese American museum.
To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/jadinwongaward
Can dancers apply?
Yes. However, the dancer must be actively choreographing for himself/herself, or other dancers, and have a demonstrated history of producing choreography.
What constitutes an “emerging choreographer”?
For the purpose of this year’s award, an emerging dancer is one who is between 18 and 30 years of age and shows potential for great artistic achievement in dance. An emerging, early-career choreographer can be, for example:
What are some examples of “Professional Development”?
The purpose of this award is to support and nurture an emerging Asian American choreographer for Professional Development. “Professional Development” can include, but is not limited to:
The 2017 Jadin Wong Award is not intended to be used for undergraduate or graduate tuition fees.
What constitutes a strong video work sample?
Each video sample should represent 3 to 4 minutes of the applicant’s best choreography. The quality of the video should not detract from the dance itself and the lighting must be so that the dancer and choreography is visible enough for the viewer to fairly evaluate. Samples should demonstrate the applicant’s skills, craft and unique qualities.
What if I have more questions?
Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ariel Estrada, Interim Director of Public Programs, at email@example.com.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Information Session for the 2017 Jadin Wong Award for An Emerging Asian American Choreographer on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Asian American Arts Alliance Interim Director of Public Programs, Ariel Estrada. The 1-hour information session will include background and logistics of the awards process and pointers on preparing a strong application.
To register to attend: jadinwonginfo2017.eventbrite.com