Asian American Arts Alliance

All Grantees

From 1995 to 2010, the Alliance awarded a total of $761,609 in 252 grants to 56 individual artists and 105 small arts organizations. Here is a breakdown by program:

TARI (1995-1998)

The Alliance received a multi-year grant from the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation to launch the Technical Assistance & Regrant Initiative (TARI), allocating cash grants and technical assistance to help stabilize Asian American arts groups in NYC.The Alliance distributed 36 grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, totaling $204,789, to the following grantees:

A.R.T.S. Inc.
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Center for Korean American Culture
Chinese Theatre Workshop
Dance Kumikokimoto
Folklorico Filipino
Four Seas Players Inc.
Godzilla Asian American Art Network
Gold Mountain Institute for Traditional Shadow Theatre
IndUS Arts and Community Service
Kathak Ensemble
KAYA Production
Kinding Sindaw
National Asian American Theatre Company
Radio Bandung
Saeko Ichinohe and Company, Inc.
SAMAR, Inc. (South Asian Magazine For Action and Reflection)
School of Hard Knocks
Soh Daiko
White Wave Rising

Chase SMARTS (1998-2001)

Funded by Chase Bank, the Chase SMARTS Regrant Program provided cash grants of $2,000-$3,000 for projects or equipment which support organizational development of Asian American arts groups. Chase SMARTS ran for four years and provided 34 grants totaling $96,400 to the following grantees:

ARTS, Inc.
Asian American Arts Centre
Asian American Women Artists Alliance
Balinese American Dance
Bangladeshi Institute
Center for Korean American Culture
Chinese Center on Long Island
Chinese Cultural Programs
Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans
Dance Kumikokimoto
Dansology, Inc.
Donna Uchizono Company
Folklorico Filipino
In Mixed Company
Japanese Folk Dance
Kaya/Muae Publishing
Kinding Sindaw
Ma-Yi Filipino Theatre
Muae Publishing (Kaya Press)
National Asian American Theatre Company
Sachiyo Ito & Company, Inc.
Saeko Ichinohe
School of Hard Knocks
South Asian Women's Creative Collective
Thingyan Association Kyaw Tha Hla
White Wave Rising
Yangtze Repertory Theater of America
Yara Arts Group
Young Korean American Service and Education (Binari)

SOAR (2002-2008)

The JP Morgan Chase SOAR Regrant Program, a continuation of the previous Chase SMARTS Regrant Program, was dedicated to awarding cash grants to small groups for artistic projects. In seven rounds, SOAR awarded 88 grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, totaling $246,020, to the following organizations:

Asian American Arts Centre
Asian American Film Lab
Asian Cinevision
Balinese American Dance Theatre
Blue Pipa, Inc.
CAVE Organization
Chinese Music Ensemble
Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.
Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA)
Creative Music Coalition
Crossing Jamaica Avenue Theatre Company
Dance Project Sequence
Dance Theater of Nepal
Danmari./Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre/
New Jersey Center for Mime
Dansology, Inc.
Desipina Productions, Inc.
Dharma Road Productions
Direct Arts
East Winds
Fluid Motion Theater & Film, Inc.
Four Seas Players
Gamelan Dharma Swara
Garnica Leimay
Hawaii Cultural Foundation
In Mixed Company
Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC)
Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
Kathak Ensemble & Friends/CARAVAN
Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater
Kundiman, Inc.
The Kunqu Society
Muae Publishing
National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)
Pandaville & Ulster County Arts Council
Parijat Desai Dance Company
Qi Shufang Peking Opera Company
Ramos Dance
Rattapallax, Inc.
Rebudal Dance Group
Sachiyo Ito & Company
Second Generation Productions
Soh Daiko
South Asian Womens Creative Collective
Topaz Arts
Trinayan Collective
Tze Chun Dance
White Wave Rising/Young Soon Kim Dance Company
Yin Mei Dance

TAO (2003)

The Alliance partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation to run Technical Assistance for Organizations (TAO), a special one-time regrant initiative awarding nine grants of $8,000, for operational expenses, totaling $72,000, to the following organizations:

Asian American Writers' Workshop
Asian Cinevision
H.T. Chen Dance Company
Lotus Fine Arts
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
New York Chinese Cultural Center
Pan Asian Repertory Theater
Ping Chong & Company
Second Generation

UAI (2006-2010)

With the Urban Artist Initiative (UAI), the Alliance partnered with Harlem Arts Alliance, Association of Hispanic Arts, Queens Council on the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Bronx Council on the Arts, creating an unprecedented coalition to regrant funds to artists of color. UAI jointly granted over $150,000 for projects and fellowships, with awards ranging from $500 to $2,500. The Alliance alone awarded $91,900 to 56 individual artists in three rounds:

Jae Hi Ahn
Jaishri Abichandani
Konrad Aderer
Golnar Adili
Tomie Arai
Mari Jaye Blanchard
Brian Chamberlain
J.P. Chan
Mridu Chandra
Wah-Ming Chang
Jay Chen
Carla Ching
Cecile Chong
Hyemi Cho
Ngawang Choephel
Ping Chong
Catherine Chow
Parijat Desai
Alvin Eng
Sonjie Feliciano Solomon
Sarah Gambito
Skowmon Hastanan
Yunah Hong
Wennie Huang
Eunjung Hwang
Hong Seon Jang
Rich Kiamco
Henry Kim
Soomi Kim
Fay Ku
Peilin Kuo
Susane Lee
Tan Anthony Lin
Rudresh K. Mahanthappa
Shivani Manghnani
Lisselle Mei
Prema Murthy
Annysa Ng
Derek Nguyen
Stephen Nguyen
Aya Ogawa
Bino Realuyo
Kate Rigg
Gordon Sasaki
Samita Sinha
Paul Takeuchi
Alexander Tarampi
Marian Yalini Thambynayagam
Kelly Tsai
Kako Ueda
Shen Wei
Katie Yamasaki
Chin Chih Yang
Jennifer Yee
Bora Yoon
Heeseop Yoon

CAI (2007-2009)

With funding from Deutsch Bank, the Alliance created the Chinatown Arts Initiative (CAI) which provided technical assistance and production grants to small performing arts groups who contribute to Chinatown’s cultural life. Through CAI, the Alliance awarded grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 over two years to 25 groups, totaling $50,500:

American Fujian Artist Association
Art Resources for Teachers and Students, Inc. (ARTS-Inc)
Asian American Arts Centre
CBA Culture & Arts Center
Chinese American Culture & Art Association
Chung Ying Cantonese Opera Association Inc.
City Hall Senior Citizens Center/Hamilton Madison House
Fine Art Photographic Association of America, Inc. (FAPA of America)
Four Seas Players
Man Chee New York Cantonese Opera Inc.
Manhattan Amateus Art & Columbus Music Association
Mencius Society for the Arts, Inc. (Wossing Center Inc.)
New York Cantonese Opera Inc.
New York Chinatown Senior Citizen Center Chorus
Oversea Cantonese Opera Association
The Photographic Society of New York
Project Open Door Senior Center
Renaissance Chinese Opera Society
Ruey Yuen Cantonese Opera Association
Swallow Dance Group
Tong Xiao Ling Chinese Opera Ensemble
Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America
Yuet Ming Musical Association New York
Zhenguo's Beijin Opera House

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