The Philippines Fellowship Program was established to provide more opportunities for cultural exchange between the Philippines and the United States by supporting a wide range of projects in all disciplines by artists and scholars that promote the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. The program is funded through a combination of endowment, foundation and individual support. Annual donations allow ACC to offer educational opportunities to a wide range of Filipino artists and scholars for immersive study in the United States.
In addition to direct financial support, special attention is devoted to arranging fellowships tailored specifically to the needs and professional objectives of each grantee. Members of the ACC’s staff advise fellows on cultural resources and activities, prepare their itineraries, arrange housing and transportation, schedule meetings, arrange appropriate academic and research affiliations, and encourage grantees to explore interdisciplinary relationships among the arts.