Open Call

The W.O.W Project & China Residencies' 4th 店面 Residency

China Residencies

With Funding
Free / No Costs
New York, United States


Applicants must be based in the New York area, with a preference given to those who currently reside in Chinatown. We strongly encourage members of the Asian diaspora and those with a socially engaged practice to apply. 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.

Number of Participants

One individual or duo


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 02, 2019 - March 01, 2020


  • $800.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Installation Space, Print Shop, Shared Studio, Wood Shop



Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Activists, Administrators, Crafts & Trades, Digital Media, Documentary, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Literature, Music, Pedagogy, Photography, Playwriting, Research, Screenwriting, Social Practice, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Mandarin, Yue

Program Description

For the fourth 店面 Residency, we are calling for individual artists or a pair of artistic collaborators to create a window display for the storefront at 26 Mott Street in celebration of the lunar new year and the year of the rat. This is a funded 6-month residency from September 1, 2019 - February 31, 2020. We offer: - 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 Jan 23 - Feb 31, 2020 - 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) - 1 Public Program - Opening reception party for the unveiling of the window display Our jury members for the 4th 店面 Storefront Residency are Lorraine & Gary Lum & Evan Louis of the Wing on Wo family, Juliet Philips, Tomie Arai, Ryan Wong, Lena Sze, Vincent Chong & Clara Lu.

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