ACC's Applicaton Cycle is Now Open!

ACC invites proposals from qualified individuals and nonprofit institutions from September 1 through November 2, 2015.

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ACC Introduces 2015 Fellowship Recipients

ACC has made grants to 96 artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals from the United States and Asia to date in 2015.

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ACC Establishes Robert S Pirie Fellowship

ACC is deeply saddened by the passing of Life Trustee Robert S Pirie, and in his honor the ACC has established the "Robert S Pirie Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council."

About Us

about us

our story begins in 1963 with the singular vision of supporting transformative cultural exchange between the United States and Asia through unique visual and performing arts and humanities projects.

Our Programs

our programs

are crafted and curated for the specific needs of each of our grantees, providing them rich and meaningful contact with leading institutions and key leaders in their fields.

Our Reach

our reach

extends across the globe with representation in Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Tokyo; spans disciplines and genres; and engages cultural leaders from the established to the emerging, in work from traditional to cutting edge.



reveal the power of authentic cultural dialogue, and our grants emphasize the creative and discovery processes and their impact on grantees, their communities, and the communities they visit.



Our grantees maintain active, creative lives through performances and exhibits throughout the world. See what they are doing now.

Our Supporters

our supporters

come from across the world, reflect a rich diversity of cultures and backgrounds, and enjoy the impact of their gift in the extraordinary work of our grantees.

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to join the ranks of such artists as Takashi Murakami, Meredith Monk, Shen Wei, Robert Wilson, and Cai Guo-Qiang, among many of today’s masters.

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