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)

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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Winner Jumalon

Philippines

2017 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month fellowship to explore contemporary art practices and participate in a studio residency program in the U.S.

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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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Lian Ladia

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

to support a final year of study at Bard College, leading to an M.A. degree in curatorial studies

2014 | Arts Administration | United States

to begin a program of study leading to a master’s degree in curatorial studies at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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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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Jaime T. Licauco

Philippines

1974 | Crafts | Asia General

For participation in a project undertaken by World Crafts Council

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Russ Ligtas

Philippines

2017 | Visual Art | Japan

for a six-month fellowship in Japan and the U.S. to investigate current notions of performance and the efficacy, potential, and relevance of performance art

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Clodualdo Aladen Llana

Philippines

2009 | Visual Art | United States

to continue to research culinary practices among Philippine diaspora communities and to observe contemporary art in the United States

2008 | Visual Art | United States

to research culinary practices among Philippine diaspora communities, and to observe contemporary art in the United States

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Nicolette Luna

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month fellowship to explore socially-engaged art and to meet feminist artists and organizations in the United States

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José Maceda

Philippines

2000 | Music | United States

to participate in a activity undertaken by ACC grantee: Mills College

1995 | Music | United States

to pursue music research at Harvard University in spring 1995

1987 | 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 | Music | United States

to survey resource materials on Southeast Asian music in libraries and research facilities in New York in summer 1981

1983 | Music | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Council for Traditional Music

1977 | Music | Asia General

For participation in a project undertaken by American Musicology Society

1976 | Music | United States

to provide support to attend the Program Committee meeting of the Twelfth Congress of the International Musicology Society and to participate in the annual conference of the American Musicology Society held in Los Angeles, October 1975

1974 | Music | United States

to visit ethnomusicology centers and to survey developments in contemporary music in the United States, Asia, and Europe

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Mariano Madarang

Philippines

1969 | Arts, General | United States

to survey programs in conservation and preservation of arts and crafts, the organization of art centers and museums, and professional training programs in the arts and crafts in the United States.

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Antonio Ruiz Maigue

Philippines

2003 | Music | United States

to observe current trends in flute performance and pedagogy in the United States

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Evelyn Mandac

Philippines

1967 | Music | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by The Juilliard School

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Antonio Manuud

Philippines

1968 | Arts, General | United States

to survey cultural activities in the United States.

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Irma Adlawan Marasigan

Philippines

2002 | Theater | Philippines

to observe actor training methods at theater schools and companies in New York in order to develop a new curriculum for the creation of actor-generated theater in the Philippines

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Glenn Sevilla Mas

Philippines

2015 | Theater | United States

for a six-month grant to observe theater activities, meet with directors and playwrights, and investigate university theater and playwriting programs in the U.S.

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Maria Liwayway Mendoza

Philippines

1977 | Theater | United States

to complete a program of study leading to the M.A. degree in theater at the School of Arts, NYU

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Isidora Kabigting Miranda

Philippines

2010 | Music | United States

to complete a progrm of study leading to a Master of Musical Arts degree in violin performance at Western Illinois University School of Music

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Manuel B. Molina III

Philippines

1973 | Dance | United States

to study dance at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts, New York.

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