2018 Arts & Media Innovation Award Application
The Arts & Media Innovation Awards are a collaboration between Tsai CITY and the AACC to encourage art and multi-media explorations of Asian American identity. Asian American representation in mainstream media has been minimal, and we wish to encourage any student interested in creating a project that addresses this issue to apply. Five $500 awards will be given to the best proposals.

Students can apply with an idea as individuals or as part of a team. We welcome interdisciplinary teams from across Yale and New Haven. All are welcome to apply, but teams must consist of at least one current Yale student.

Projects could include an art piece, music, a short film or documentary, a podcast, poetry or other creative project in any medium that broadens the representation of Asian American lived experiences in the fields of media and art. In addition to the $500 award, students will be paired with an alumni mentor and have guidance from Tsai CITY and AACC in the development of their project.

Teams will be judged on the following criteria:
- Is your idea innovative? We define innovative as “exploring, understanding, & challenging existing systems so as to imagine what could be”
- Does your idea center, celebrate, and support underrepresented voices?
- Does your idea address the issue of the lack of accurate Asian American representation in mainstream media?
- Is your project accessible to a wide audience?

Applications will be judged by a panel of alumni, and are due 11.59 on November 1st. Winning projects will be debuted as part of Pan Asian American Month on March 28th, 2019.

What is the name of your idea or team? *
About You + Your Team
Team Member 1: Name *
Team Member 1: Email Address *
Team Member 1: Net ID *
Team Member 1: School at Yale *
Team Member 1: Major/Department *
Team Member 1: Graduation Year *
Please list the names, email addresses, and Net IDs (if applicable) of any additional team members.
Demographic Data
Tsai CITY's mission is to inspire and support students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to address real-world problems. We are asking for demographic information to ensure that we are creating opportunities for and supporting students from all backgrounds and experiences. Please note that these questions are optional.
Team Member 1: What is your gender?
Team Member 1: What racial and/or ethnic group(s) do you identify with?
If you have additional team members, please feel free to use this space for those team members to respond to the two demographic questions above. These questions are optional.
About Your Idea
Please describe your project. (5-6 sentences) *
How is your project innovative? (1-3 sentences) *
How does your project center, celebrate, and support underrepresented voices? (1-3 sentences) *
How does your idea address the issue of the lack of accurate Asian American representation in mainstream media? (1-3 sentences) *
Please upload any additional materials – drawings/descriptions/videos/audio files – that may be helpful for our judging panel to better understand your project. *
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