Open Call for the Storefront 店面 Residency Through August 31, 2017

Wing On Wo & Co. Storefront

Following the exciting inaugural Storefront 店面 Residency in which artist Melissa Liu engaged the Asian diasporic communities through oral history workshops, open mic storytelling, talks, handcrafted silkscreened red envelopes, and a display at host Wing on Wo & Co.’s storefront window, W.O.W Project and China Residencies are accepting applications for the second Storefront 店面 Residency at Wing on Wo & Co. at 26 Mott Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown through August 31, 2017.

Artist Melissa Liu leading a workshop. Photo courtesy of W.O.W. Project

This second Storefront 店面 Residency calls for artists to create a window display for Wing on Wo & Co.’s storefront in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year — the Year of the Dog.  This is a funded half-year long residency from October 1, 2017 – March 12, 2018. There are no restrictions on artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria. Visual artists, writers, poets, activists, filmmakers, curators, designers, architects, makers & tinkerers and more are all invited to apply.  The only requirement is for applicants to be based in the New York area, and a preference is given to those who currently reside in Chinatown.  Members of the Asian diaspora and those with a socially engaged practice to apply.

The Storefront 店面 Residency covers:

  • $1,000 artist honorarium
  • $800 for materials and production
  • Studio space in Wing on Wo & Co’s basement studio, equipped with silkscreen facilities*
  • Exhibition space (storefront window) to exhibit proposed project, to be shown February 12 – March 12, 2018.
  • Project support from China Residencies and The W.O.W Project
  • 3 visits from curators and arts professionals, selected by The W.O.W Project in accordance with the artist’s practice
  • Artist Talk (optional)
  • Opening reception party for the unveiling of the window display
  • Closing dinner with program partners at Junzi Kitchen

For more information and a link to the online application, visit the residency’s website.

Basement studio space