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)

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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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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Ea Marie Torrado

Philippines

2016 | Dance | United States

for a six-month fellowship to research and explore contemporary dance practice in the United States

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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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University of the Philippines

Philippines

2017 | Ethnomusicology | Philippines

to support the participation of international scholars from Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and the U.S. in a conderence on the legacy of Dr. José M. Maceda, organized by the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology

2002 | Music | Asia General

to enable Indonesian musician Bambang Sunarto to teach Javanese gamelan and to study music composition at the University of the Philippines in summer and fall 2002

2001 | Music | Asia General

to support the participation of scholars from India, China, and the United States in an international symposium, A Search in Asia for a New Theory of Music, held at the University of the Philippines in February 2002

1971 | Visual Art | Philippines

to provide for the purchase and shipment of printmaking equipment and books.

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Rodolfo Carlos Vera

Philippines

1999 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Ma-Yi Theatre Company

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Ethel Villafranca

Philippines

2001 | Museum Studies | United States

to observe contemporary museum practice and to undertake an internship at the San Diego Museum of Art

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Augusto Villalon

Philippines

2013 | Architecture | India

ACC supported the travel to India to consult on a living cultural heritage museum on Majuli Island in Assam State, India. Dr. Villalon was invited by longtime ACC advisor S.K. Misra, Chairman of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), to assist in the planning of a rural museum on Majuli Island in India.

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Gerry Villaluz

Philippines

1999 | Museum Studies | United States

to undertake technical training in May 1999 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and at the IBM Watson Research Laboratories in Yorktown, New York, in connection with the Smithsonian's new database of Southeast Asian culture

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Basilio Esteban Villaruz

Philippines

2002 | Dance | United States

to participate in the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in New York in March 2003

2000 | Dance | United States

to participate in the World Dance Alliance executive committee meeting and to observe theater and dance activities in New York

1991 | Dance | United States

to present a paper at the Society of Dance History Scholars' conference in Miami and to observe dance activities in new York in February 1991

1974 | Dance | United States

to survey contemporary dance activities in the United States.

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Michiko Sy Yamamoto

Philippines

2007 | Film, Video, & Photography | Japan

to research future film projects examining Filipino-Japanese relationships in Japan

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Bienvenido Yangco

Philippines

1971 | Music | United States

to study clarinet in a program leading to the Master of Musical Arts degree at the School of Music, Yale University.

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Dayang Yraola

Philippines

2012 | Museum Studies | Philippines

ACC supported Ms. Yraola to travel and research in Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Amid her travels, Ms. Yraola met with artists and visited studios to identify artists to participate in a multi-locale exhibition in Manila. In addition to the exhibition, the participating artists from around Southeast Asia partook in a forum discussing issues facing them in the region.

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