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)

Cesar Montano

Philippines

2002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Asian Cinevision

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Museo Pambata

Philippines

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

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Maria Christine Muyco

Philippines

2010 | Music | United States

to train in computer music software at the University of California, San Diego in Summer 2010

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National Museum of the Philippines

Philippines

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

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Vincent Navarro

Philippines

2015 | Visual Arts | United States

for a six-month grant to undertake observe contemporary art practices and to study the creative practices of Native American communities in the U.S.

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Wawi Navarroza

Philippines

2008 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to engage in cultural research and create new photography in New York

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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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Arsenio Nicolas

Philippines

1999 | Music | United States

for partial support to begin a program of study in ethnomusicology leading to the Ph.D. degree at Cornell University

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Sunnie Clemen Noel

Philippines

2005 | Theater | United States

to observe theater activities, attend performances, and carry out research in Philippine-American communities in the United States

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Wilfred Nolledo

Philippines

1964 | Literature | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing

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Grace Nono

Philippines

2018 | Ethnomusicology | United States

a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for living expenses in the second year of an M.A. program in religion at the Yale Divinity School

2017 | Music | United States

a one-year scholarship for travel and living expenses during the first year of an M.A. program in religion and women’s studies at Yale Divinity School

2008 | Music | United States

to support cultural research in the United States and participation in the 20th anniversary celebration of the ACC's Hong Kong Arts Program

2007 | Music | United States

to study arts and cultural management and observe contemporary music in the United States

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Aze Ong

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month fellowship to research contemporary art practices and meet artists and curators in the United States

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Letina Padilla

Philippines

2006 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States

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Kathleen Palasi

Philippines

2004 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to study photography at the Santa Fe Workshops in summer 2004

1993 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to undertake an intensive program in documentary photography at the International Center of Photography and to observe contemporary art activities in New York, beginning in September 1994.

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Raymond Panaligan

Philippines

1999 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to observe photographic activities, study documentary photography techniques, and create new work in the United States

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Rodolfo Paras-Perez

Philippines

1968 | Art History | United States

to conduct research in Mexico and Europe in connection with a Ph.D. dissertation in art history for Harvard University.

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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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Mozart Anthony T. Pastrano

Philippines

2002 | Theater | United States

to observe contemporary performing arts activities and study the work of community-based theater groups in the United States

2002 | Theater | United States

to continue to observe contemporary performing arts activities in the United States

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Aurora Pelayo

Philippines

1966 | Museum Studies | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bernice P. Bishop Museum Museological Training program

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Samuel Penaso

Philippines

2013 | Visual Art | United States

ACC provided support to Samuel Penaso to research contemporary art, meet artists and curators, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.

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