Leavings/belongings, Yu-wen Wu, 2019

Leavings/belongings, Yu-wen Wu, 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 Pao Artist-in-Residence are now open!

Residencies at the Pao Arts Center bring artists and community members together to address Chinatown community needs through creative projects. Community is at the core of all residencies which are guided by the belief that both artists and community residents have unique skills, assets, and perspectives to harness towards meeting and expressing community needs. For the artist, these programs support artists by building their capacity to deepen relationships with community members.

Learn more about:

Artist-In-Residence Program

Residence Lab

About the Artist-In-Residence Program

Sing Home, SHaw Pong Liu, 2019

Sing Home, SHaw Pong Liu, 2019

Each year, one artist (of any media) per year is selected to work with the center on a dynamic project that stimulates community dialogue in public spaces within and beyond the Center’s walls through artistic practice. The selected artist receives financial support, project resources, and office space at the Pao Arts Center. 

Next Application Deadline: October 11, 2019 (information coming soon!)

2018-2019 Artist Yu-Wen Wu

2017-2018 Artist Shaw Pong Liu

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

About Residence Lab

2019 Residence Lab Cohort

2019 Residence Lab Cohort

Residence Lab is a partnership between BCNC and Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) to empower and train artists and residents to collectively preserve the Chinatown community through creative and artistic space activation.  Through site-specific installations, Residence Lab will activate underutilized public/third space in Chinatown, transforming these sites into tools for public stories that uplift the narratives, culture, and character of Boston’s Chinatown.

Summer 2019 Cohort:

Katytarika Bartel, Joyce Chen, Maggie Chen, Henry Ko, Yuyi Li, Pihua Lin, Mooneaters Collective - Crystal Bi & Lily Xie, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, and Warren Wong

Residence Lab Kick off, August 23, 2019

Contact: Anju Madhok | 617-635-5129 x 2017