The W.O.W. Project & China Residencies are thrilled to announce our 3rd 店面 Residency Open Call in celebration of the W.O.W. Project's 2nd year anniversary

For the third 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 New York City in celebration of the lunar new year and the year of the pig.

This is a funded 6-month residency from October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019. 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. We only require that applicants 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.

The 店面 Storefront Residency Offers:

  • $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 1 - March 31, 2019.
  • 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

NOTE: This residency does not provide housing, meals, or transportation costs.

*Please also note that Wing on Wo & Co is a family business and therefore we are unable to provide unlimited access to the studio space during the 6 month residency period. The schedule will be determined by the selected resident and the Wing on Wo & Co family to accommodate the needs of those involved. Please note that the studio is not wheelchair accessible.

The deadline for the application is midnight EST on Tuesday, July 31st. Application fees are not required, however we are requesting a suggested donation of USD $25 to support administrative costs for this initiative.

Our jury members for the 2nd 店面 Storefront Residency are Lorraine & Gary Lum & Evan Louis of the Wing on Wo family, Juliet Philips, Tomie Arai, Ryan Wong, Lena Sze, Emily Mock & Clara Lu. They will review all proposals and notify finalists by the last week of August. The selected resident will be announced in early September.

Apply Now ! 

For more information about the 店面 Residency and The W.O.W Project visit our website:

Photograph: Annie Ling for NPR's article by Kat Chow "In One Of Chinatown's Oldest Landmarks, A New Generation Readies For Lunar New Year"