Philippine Grantees

Our Grantees

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)

Global Indigenous Culture Olympics/Summit

Philippines

1996 | Arts, General | United States

to support the participation of American and Asian specialists in the Global Indigenous Cultural Olympics/Summit (GICOS) in Manila in February 1996

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Gino Gonzales

Philippines

2000 | Theater | United States

to complete a program of study in stage design leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

1999 | Theater | United States

to continue a program of study in stage design leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 1999-2000

1998 | Theater | United States

to begin a program of study in stage design leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

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Cecile Guidote

Philippines

1992 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Population Communications International, Inc.

1973 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Theatre Institute of the United States

1972 | Theater | Indonesia

to attend the International Ramayana Festival, East Java, August-September 1971.

1967 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Theatre Institute Congress

1965 | Theater | United States

to study theater in a program leading to the M.A. degree at the Dallas Theater Center, to observe folk theater in Mexico, and to observe theater activities in New York and Europe.

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Dennis Gupa

Philippines

2011 | Theater | United States

to undertake a creative residency with the Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City and to observe contemporary theater activities in the United States

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Hiyas A. Hila

Philippines

2007 | Music | United States

to pursue a D.M.A. degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota

2006 | Music | United States

to continue a program of study in piano performance leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota in 2006-2007

2005 | Music | United States

to begin a program of study leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota

2004 | Music | United States

to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Music degree in piano performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

2004 | Music | United States

to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Music degree in piano performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Ronald Hilario

Philippines

2012 | Visual Art | United States

ACC supported Mr. Hilario with a six-month grant to research traditional woodcarving in Malaysia under a master carver, and to participate in a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City.

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Isidro Gomez Hildawa

Philippines

2005 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and to observe contemporary arts activities and meet with artists and curators in the United States

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Alejandrino Hufana

Philippines

1968 | Arts, General | United States

to study library science in a program leading to the M.A. degree at Columbia University and to survey libraries and cultural institutions in the United States.

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Carmita Eliza de Jesus Icasiano

Philippines

2010 | Crafts | United States

to carry out research on early 20th Century Ifugao textiles in the collections of five museums in the United States

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Emilio Infante

Philippines

2000 | Theater | United States

to observe and participate in theater design and production activities in the United States

1999 | Theater | United States

to observe and participate in theater design and production activities in the United States

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Irma Lacorte Capucion

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a three-month fellowship to research mural-making and public art practices in the United States

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Maria Teresa Jamias

Philippines

2007 | Theater | United States

to study theater and dance in the United States

2006 | Theater | United States

to study theater and dance and participate in professional workshops with performance companies in the United States

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Jan Leeroy New

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

to continue to observe best practices in contemporary arts, developing technologies, and public art processes in New York City

2015 | Visual Arts | United States

for a four-month grant to observe best practices in contemporary arts, developing technologies, and public art processes

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Nestor Jardin

Philippines

2007 | Arts, General | United States

JDR 3rd Award recipient for his significant contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia

1983 | Dance | United States

to survey administrative procedures of dance companies in the United States and to participate in workshops and seminars in arts managements in spring 1984.

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Jenibel Paray

Philippines

2016 | Conservation | United States

for a four-month fellowship to undertake research on art conservation practices in Washington, D.C. and New York City

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Anton Juan

Philippines

1994 | Theater | United States

to pursue research on Native American cultural traditions in the United States in spring 1994 in connection with the development of a new collaborative music-theater piece.

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Lucrecia Kasilag

Philippines

1967 | Music | United States

to survey university music facilities and contemporary music developments in the United States.

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Kevin Julius Castelo

Philippines

2017 | Music | United States

for the first year in a Master of Music program at Indiana University, majoring in percussion performance

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Luis Pacia Layag

Philippines

1975 | Dance | United States

to survey contemporary dance activities in the United States.

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Leo Gerardo Cua Leonardo

Philippines

2010 | Visual Art | United States

to meet artists, curators, and art educators; and to create new work while participating in artist residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California and Point B WorkLodge in Brooklyn, New York

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