Philippine Grantees

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They are today’s established masters in their fields and tomorrow’s rising stars. They are archeologists, architects, artisans, arts administrators, art critics, choreographers, composers, conceptual artists, conservators, craftspeople, dancers, film makers, installation artists, musicians, new media artists, painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, video artists, video conservators, and also artists and scholars whose work defies categorization. They are the carefully selected grantees of the Asian Cultural Council.

With the curatorial care and assistance of the ACC team, these artists work intensively, rise to new challenges, and discover the possibilities and implications of their work as experienced in entirely new and different settings. Each is defined by a singularly inspiring talent and vision, and each redefines the cultural landscape through meticulously crafted explorations and projects.

Since 1964, the ACC has nurtured almost 300 artists from the Philippines. Here is a rich archive of their extraordinary work, which beautifully reflects our mission to provide meaningful cultural exchange and to create limitless, lifelong opportunities for artistic collaboration among our network of alumni grantees.

Grantees: Philippines (grantee origin)

Maria Victoria Abano

Philippines

2011 | Visual Art | United States

to undertake research in contemporary art and art activities, research art management in printmaking workshops, and create new work in a printmaking residency program in the United States.

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Stephen Acabado

Philippines

2006 | Archaeology | United States

to continue a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in anthropology (archaeology) at the University of Hawaii

2005 | Archaeology | United States

to continue a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in anthropology (archaeology) at the University of Hawaii in 2005-06

2003 | Archaeology | United States

to complete the Master's degree program in anthropology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2001 | Archaeology | United States

to begin a program of study in Southeast Asian archaeology leading to the M.A. degree at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2001-2002

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Adolovni Acosta

Philippines

1969 | Music | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by The Juilliard School

1967 | Music | United States

to participate in a activity undertaken by ACC to participate in a activity undertaken by ACC grantee: The Juilliard School

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Carissa Adea

Philippines

2014 | Dance | United States

to support a five-month fellowship in the United States for participation in dance workshops and exposure to various dance styles and techniques

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Amable Tikoy Aguiluz

Philippines

2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Cinemanila International Film Festival

2000 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Cinemanila International Film Festival

1977 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to continue to study filmaking at NYU, and investigate administrative policies and procedures of film school and facilities in the United States

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Amable Aguiluz

Philippines

1999 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to visit film festivals and meet with film specialists in the United States and Asia in March and April 1999 in connection with plans for the Cinemanila International Film Festival

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Norma Alarcon

Philippines

2003 | Architecture | United States

to undertake research in the United States on architecture in the Philippines during the American period

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Nilo Alcala

Philippines

2008 | Music | United States

to pursue an M.Mus. degree in composition at the Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University

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Russ Patrick P. Alcedo

Philippines

2001 | Dance | United States

to complete a program of study in dance history and theory leading to the Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Riverside

2000 | Dance | United States

to complete a program of study in dance history and theory leading to the Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Riverside

1999 | Dance | United States

to continue in a program of study in dance history and theory leading to the Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Riverside

1998 | Dance | United States

to continue a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in dance history and theory at the University of California, Riverside

1997 | Dance | United States

to continue a program of study in dance history and theory leading to the Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Riverside

1996 | Dance | United States

to begin a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in dance history at the University of California, Riverside, beginning September 1996

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Brother B. Alexis

Philippines

1967 | Theater | United States

to survey drama centers and to observe contemporary theater developments in the United States.

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Heherson Alvarez

Philippines

1969 | Theater | United States

to survey the organization and operation of theater schools and repertory groups and to observe contemporary theater developments in the United States.

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Joseph Keith JK Anicoche

Philippines

2018 | Theater | United States

a 5-month Individual Fellowship to participate in theater workshops and research socially-engaged performance-making in NYC

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Asian Composers League

Philippines

2015 | Music | Asia

to support the participation of musicians from Asia in the Asian Composers League Festival and Conference in the Philippines in November 2015

1996 | Music | Philippines

to support the participation of music specialists from the United States in the 18th Asian Composers League Conference-Festival held in Manila in January 1997

1978 | Music | Thailand

to enable Robert Ashley, composer and director of the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, to participate in the Fifth Annual Conference/Festival of Asian Composers' League, held in Bangkok, March 1978.

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Jamie Austria

Philippines

1967 | Music | United States

to study in a program leading to the Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.

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Michael Eduria Bacol

Philippines

2005 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and participate in residency programs at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York

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Roberto Balarbar

Philippines

2015 | Museum Studies | United States

for a six-month grant to undertake an apprenticeship at the Conservation Department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and to visit and meet professionals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Josephine Barredo

Philippines

1972 | Dance | United States

to study ballet at the American Ballet Center, New York.

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Maria Josephine Barrios

Philippines

2005 | Theater | United States

to collaborate with playwright Lonnie Carter on an adaptation of Ms. Barrios' 1990 collection of poems

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Teresa Barrozo

Philippines

2014 | Music | United States

to support a four-month fellowship in the United States to observe and research current practices, processes, innovations, and philosophies in music and sound art.

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Myra Beltran

Philippines

2011 | Dance | United States

to undertake an internship with Mia Yoo and Nicky Paraiso, curators of the annual La Mama Moves! Dance Festival in New York City in 2011

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