New residency program announced by Asian American Arts Alliance

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Asian American Arts Alliance of NYC profile photo on website. Photo: aaartsalliance.org

The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) announced a new residency program intended to foster understanding and allyship between the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities.

The Bandung 2022 Residency, announced March 28, 2022, is “inspired by recent events that have deeply impacted these communities,” as well as the Stop Asian Hate and Black Lives Matter movements, a press release from A4 said, describing it as “an opportunity to cultivate a dynamic safe space for a diverse cohort of changemakers interested in engaging in social justice discourse, restorative healing, location-based cultural activities, and expanding the narrative between communities.”

The new residency program is meant for New York City. It is open to NYC-based artists, educators, change makers, organizers 18 years of age or older, who wish to explore or develop an idea rooted in inspiring and fostering solidarity between AAPI and Black communities.

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The 3-month residency program plans to combine facilitated learning exchanges with self-facilitated cohort meetings. Selected residents will receive a $1,500 honorarium for participation and additional support for project realization. (aaartsalliance.org)

Applications for the residency opened Monday, March 28, 2022 with a submission deadline of April 17, 2022. The organizations will hold a joint information session online on Wednesday, April 6 at noon to answer questions and provide additional information.

The Bandung 2022 Residency is named for the first large-scale Asian–African or Afro–Asian Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, which took place in 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia. The groundbreaking summit brought together leaders from 29 newly independent Asian and African states emerging from colonial rule, with the aim of ending racial discrimination and ensuring collaboration and a peaceful coexistence.

This program is presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and made possible through the New York City Council’s AAPI Community Support Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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