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)
Sarah Delphine Centenera BuencaminoPhilippines
2013 | Theater | United States
ACC provided support to Ms. Buencamino to allow her to participate in theater and dance workshops, observe contemporary theater activities, and explore the process of ensemble-driven, collaborative theater making in the United States.
2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to continue to study documentary photography at the International Center for Photography in New York
Edralin Domanillo CabreraPhilippines
2010 | Theater | United States
to observe contemporary American theater companies and to attend theater workshops, seminars, and lectures in the United States
2005 | Museum Studies | Japan
to survey exhibition and museum activities in Japan1983 | Art History | United States
to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Columbia Uiniversity, beginning September 1983.
Erma Lacorte CapucionPhilippines
2003 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the residency program at the Vermont Studio Center in summer 2003 and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
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
2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to observe documentary filmmaking activities, attend film festivals, participate in workshops and master classes, and meet with filmmakers in the United States
Virgilio San Juan CatoyPhilippines
1977 | Theater | United States
to survey theater lighting and design tequniques in the United States and to participate in productions held at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York.
2005 | Archaeology | United States
to study a collection of glass beads excavated in the Philippines and housed in the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Robert R. ChabetPhilippines
1968 | Museum Studies | United States
to survey museum procedures and collections and to observe contemporary art developments in the United States, Europe, and Mexico.
1992 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to complete a program in film and video production leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
2012 | Theater | United States
ACC supported Mr. Cortez in his three-month intensive research period in New York, where he explored contemporary theater activities and brought back his knowledge of U.S. theatre culture to his students and colleagues in the Philippines.
Jose Jay B. CruzPhilippines
2010 | Dance | United States
to study dance and choreography, attend performances, and conduct research among Philippine-American artits in the United States2008 | Dance | United States
to study dance and choreography and research Philippine-American artists in the United States
2008 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art, meet with artists and critics, and participate in a residency in the United States
1999 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to observe art activities and create new work in the United States in spring 19991998 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in a three-month residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to spend an additional month observing contemporary art activities in New York
Cultural Center of the PhilippinesPhilippines
2013 | Theater | Philippines
ACC provided support to the Cultural Center of the Philippines to host musical theater workshops by New York-based specialists in vocal and physical technique, musci composition, choreography, and design for artists in the Philippines.2006 | Theater | China
to support the Bassac/Peking Opera Training Project, undertaken at the National Arts Center of the Philippines in February-March 20062004 | Theater | Philippines
to enable American director Loy Arcenas to mount a production of The Romance of Magno Rubio in Manila in August 20041995 | Dance | Asia General
to support research in Southeast Asia by Philippine choreographer Denisa Reyes in fall 19951973 | Dance | United States
to enable Pauline Koner, dancer and choreographer, New York, to serve as a visiting teacher, choreographer and consultant, assisted by by Evelyn Shepard, dance student, North Caolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem.
Sari Raissa Lluch DalenaPhilippines
2004 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to complete a program of study in film production leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to continue to study film production in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2003-20042002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to study film production in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2002-2003
1988 | Archaeology | United States
to complete a Ph.D. program in anthropology at the University of Michigan
Alex De GuzmanPhilippines
1992 | Dance | United States
to observe current trends in dance lighting design and technical direction in the United States
Carlos de la PazPhilippines
1991 | Theater | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by San Francisco Mime Troupe