Fellowship Opportunity

The 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 recognize music artists in the categories of Music Performance and Music Composition


The Alliance will grant eight-month fellowships to one early-career Asian American musician and one early-career Asian American composer, age 30 or younger, whose work shows outstanding promise, who may benefit from further professional artistic development, and who is of limited financial means. The Fellows will be chosen by a high-level review panel of music professionals in Spring 2017. 


Fellowship recipients will each receive an unrestricted cash stipend of $12,000 and an eight-month fellowship tailored to respond to the unique needs of each Fellow. The fellowship includes artistic mentorship with an established mid-career music professional, career coaching, and a range of technical support.


The Alliance’s mission is to strengthen Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building.


For information and eligibility, visit our website at:




We are holding an info session on February 21. To R.S.V.P for the info sessions, write to: vanlier2017.eventbrite.com