Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2017 Van Lier Fellowships. This year, in its second iteration of a three-part cycle of fellowships, the Alliance will be running two eight-month fellowships in the categories of Music Performance and Music Composition. The eight-month long program is meant to help early-career, financially limited music performers and composers of Asian American descent living in New York City to develop their talent and become involved in the professional music community. Learn more
The 2016 Van Lier Fellowships were in theater and were awarded to Seonjae Kim (directing) and Diana Oh (acting). Learn more
The 2017 Van Lier Fellowships were in music and were awarded to Rob Rusli (composition) and Pawan Benjamin (performance). Learn more
The Jadin Wong 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. Learn more
Check back here in March 2017 for the 2017 Jadin Wong Dance Award in Choreography Guidelines.
The 2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award winner is Jesse Obremski.
Established in 2011, the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts is a tribute to the life and work of Wai Look, who served on the Asian American Arts Alliances board of directors from 1999 until her death in December 2010. She spent most of her career in the arts, as an administrator and in artist services, and devoted herself to helping others. Ms. Look also strongly believed in the importance of volunteering, which was reflected in her personal, as well as professional life. The award is given periodically to an Asian American who is making a significant contribution to the arts by demonstrating a commitment to outstanding service, advocacy and/or leadership. Learn more
The 2016 Wai Look Awardees are Kundiman co-founders Sarah Gambito and Joseph Legaspi.