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)

Sarah Delphine Centenera Buencamino

Philippines

2013 | Theater | United States

ACC provided support to Ms. Buencamino to allow her to participate in theater and dance workshops, observe contemporary theater activities, and explore the process of ensemble-driven, collaborative theater making in the United States.

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Sadhana Buxani

Philippines

2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to continue to study documentary photography at the International Center for Photography in New York

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Edralin Domanillo Cabrera

Philippines

2010 | Theater | United States

to observe contemporary American theater companies and to attend theater workshops, seminars, and lectures in the United States

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Florina Capistrano-Baker

Philippines

2005 | Museum Studies | Japan

to survey exhibition and museum activities in Japan

1983 | Art History | United States

to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Columbia Uiniversity, beginning September 1983.

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Erma Lacorte Capucion

Philippines

2003 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in the residency program at the Vermont Studio Center in summer 2003 and to observe contemporary art activities in New York

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Carissa Adea

Philippines

2014 | Dance | United States

to support a five-month fellowship in the United States for participation in dance workshops and exposure to various dance styles and techniques

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Edita Carolino

Philippines

2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to observe documentary filmmaking activities, attend film festivals, participate in workshops and master classes, and meet with filmmakers in the United States

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Virgilio San Juan Catoy

Philippines

1977 | Theater | United States

to survey theater lighting and design tequniques in the United States and to participate in productions held at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York.

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Jun Cayron

Philippines

2005 | Archaeology | United States

to study a collection of glass beads excavated in the Philippines and housed in the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan

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Robert R. Chabet

Philippines

1968 | Museum Studies | United States

to survey museum procedures and collections and to observe contemporary art developments in the United States, Europe, and Mexico.

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Fruto Corre

Philippines

1992 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to complete a program in film and video production leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

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Alexander Cortez

Philippines

2012 | Theater | United States

ACC supported Mr. Cortez in his three-month intensive research period in New York, where he explored contemporary theater activities and brought back his knowledge of U.S. theatre culture to his students and colleagues in the Philippines.

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Jose Jay B. Cruz

Philippines

2010 | Dance | United States

to study dance and choreography, attend performances, and conduct research among Philippine-American artits in the United States

2008 | Dance | United States

to study dance and choreography and research Philippine-American artists in the United States

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Mideo Cruz

Philippines

2008 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art, meet with artists and critics, and participate in a residency in the United States

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Noel Cuizon

Philippines

1999 | Visual Art | United States

to continue to observe art activities and create new work in the United States in spring 1999

1998 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in a three-month residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to spend an additional month observing contemporary art activities in New York

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Cultural Center of the Philippines

Philippines

2013 | Theater | Philippines

ACC provided support to the Cultural Center of the Philippines to host musical theater workshops by New York-based specialists in vocal and physical technique, musci composition, choreography, and design for artists in the Philippines.

2006 | Theater | China

to support the Bassac/Peking Opera Training Project, undertaken at the National Arts Center of the Philippines in February-March 2006

2004 | Theater | Philippines

to enable American director Loy Arcenas to mount a production of The Romance of Magno Rubio in Manila in August 2004

1995 | Dance | Asia General

to support research in Southeast Asia by Philippine choreographer Denisa Reyes in fall 1995

1973 | Dance | United States

to enable Pauline Koner, dancer and choreographer, New York, to serve as a visiting teacher, choreographer and consultant, assisted by by Evelyn Shepard, dance student, North Caolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem.

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Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena

Philippines

2004 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to complete a program of study in film production leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

2003 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to continue to study film production in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2003-2004

2002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to study film production in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2002-2003

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Maria Dalupan

Philippines

1988 | Archaeology | United States

to complete a Ph.D. program in anthropology at the University of Michigan

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Alex De Guzman

Philippines

1992 | Dance | United States

to observe current trends in dance lighting design and technical direction in the United States

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Carlos de la Paz

Philippines

1991 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by San Francisco Mime Troupe

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