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)

Alejandro Roces

Philippines

1984 | Arts, General | United States

Survey current cultural activities in the United States and to participate in the Development Institute for Artistic Leadership, Education, Culture and Technology held in New York in summer 1984

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Marion Pastor Roces

Philippines

2004 | Arts, General | Asia General

to undertake research in Japan, Taiwan, and China on the social, political, economic, and cultural implications of international art events

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Manuel Rodriguez

Philippines

1971 | Visual Art | United States

to study printmaking at the Pratt Graphics Center, New York, and to observe contemporary art developments in the United States.

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Rogelio Braga

Philippines

2016 | Theater | Southeast Asia

to undertake research across Southeast Asia on the narratives of marginalized communities

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Amiel Roldan

Philippines

2003 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and participate in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York

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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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Hazel Sabas

Philippines

1990 | Dance | United States

to participate in the International Choreographers Workshop at the American Dance Festival in summer 1990.

1989 | Dance | United States

Complete a program leading to the M.F.A. degree in dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, during the 1989-90 academic year.

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Don Maralit Salubayba

Philippines

2004 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in the International Residency Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York

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Lirio Salvador

Philippines

2011 | Arts, General | United States

to research contemporary art and art activities, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency program in the United States

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Samba-Likhaan

Philippines

1999 | Visual Art | Philippines

to support the construction and installation of Reflections, a new art work by Asian Cultural Council grantee Alan Rivera, at Samba-Likhaan in spring 1999

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Bienvenido Santos

Philippines

1964 | Literature | United States

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

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Ramon Santos

Philippines

1987 | Music | United States

to serve as visiting research scholar in ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois and at Indiana University during the 1988-89 academic year.

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Angel Sicam

Philippines

1970 | Music | United States

to study double-bass in a program leading to the Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music.

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Benny Sokkong

Philippines

2000 | Music | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Asia Society

1999 | Music | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by University of Hawai'I at Manoa

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Kitlak Tahimik

Philippines

1989 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Wesleyan University

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Maree Barbara Tan-Tiongco

Philippines

2009 | Theater | United States

to serve as an apprentice to master lighting designer and former ACC grantee Jennifer Tipton in fall 2009

2002 | Theater | United States

to observe contemporary performing arts activities and study technical theater procedures in the United States

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Rosario B. Tantoco

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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Teresa Barrozo

Philippines

2014 | Music | United States

to support a four-month fellowship in the United States to observe and research current practices, processes, innovations, and philosophies in music and sound art.

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Josefino Toledo

Philippines

1998 | Music | Indonesia

to participate in the Arts Summit Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, in September 1998

1986 | Music | United States

to complete a program of study in music composition and conducting leading to the Master of Music dgree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in fall 1986

1985 | Music | United States

to begin a program of study in music composition and conducting leading to the Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the 1985-86 academic year

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Joel Torre

Philippines

2000 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by New York Shakespeare Festival

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