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)
2016 | Visual Art | United States
to support a final year of study at Bard College, leading to an M.A. degree in curatorial studies2014 | Arts Administration | United States
to begin a program of study leading to a masterâs degree in curatorial studies at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Jaime T. LicaucoPhilippines
1974 | Crafts | Asia General
For participation in a project undertaken by World Crafts Council
Clodualdo Aladen LlanaPhilippines
2009 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to research culinary practices among Philippine diaspora communities and to observe contemporary art in the United States2008 | Visual Art | United States
to research culinary practices among Philippine diaspora communities, and to observe contemporary art in the United States
Ma. Elena LaniogPhilippines
2017 | Dance | United States
for a four and a half month fellowship to observe contemporary dance in the U.S. and attend the American Dance Festivals International Choreographers Residency Program
2000 | Music | United States
to participate in a activity undertaken by ACC grantee: Mills College1995 | Music | United States
to pursue music research at Harvard University in spring 19951987 | 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 Asia1983 | Music | United States
to survey resource materials on Southeast Asian music in libraries and research facilities in New York in summer 19811983 | Music | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by International Council for Traditional Music1977 | Music | Asia General
For participation in a project undertaken by American Musicology Society1976 | 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 19751974 | Music | United States
to visit ethnomusicology centers and to survey developments in contemporary music in the United States, Asia, and Europe
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.
Antonio Ruiz MaiguePhilippines
2003 | Music | United States
to observe current trends in flute performance and pedagogy in the United States
1967 | Music | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by The Juilliard School
1968 | Arts, General | United States
to survey cultural activities in the United States.
Irma Adlawan MarasiganPhilippines
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
Maria Victoria AbanoPhilippines
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.
Mariah Camille Torres CalannoPhilippines
2016 | Conservation | Philippines
Maria Liwayway MendozaPhilippines
1977 | Theater | United States
to complete a program of study leading to the M.A. degree in theater at the School of Arts, NYU
Isidora Kabigting MirandaPhilippines
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
Manuel B. Molina IIIPhilippines
1973 | Dance | United States
to study dance at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts, New York.
2002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Asian Cinevision
2001 | Museum Studies | United States
to support travel and research in the United States by the museum's executive director, Madonna Del Mundo, and programs director, Desiree Lleno
Maria Christine MuycoPhilippines
2010 | Music | United States
to train in computer music software at the University of California, San Diego in Summer 2010
National Museum of the PhilippinesPhilippines
2005 | Arts, General | United States
to support the participation of anthropologist Benedict Anderson in a symposium to be held at the museum in December 2005 in connection with the exhibition, Pang-ulo: Philippine Ideas on Heads, Headgear, and Heads-of-Community
2008 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to engage in cultural research and create new photography in New York