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)

Anna de Leon

Philippines

1989 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Wesleyan University

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Maria Magdalena De Leon

Philippines

2014 | Theater | United States

grant supplement to travel to the Theater Communications Group annual meetings in San Diego, California

2013 | Theater | United States

ACC provided support to Ma. Magdalena De Leon to undertake a theater arts management residency with Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York and observe contemporary theater activities in the United States.

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Racquel de Loyola-Cruz

Philippines

2012 | Visual Art | United States

ACC support allowed Racquel de Loyola Cruz to research contemporary art, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in New York City, for six months in 2013. Ms. Cruz spent her time in New York researching arts and culture in the United States, exploring how immigrant communities intersect with and participate in New York City's contemporary art world. She collaborated with fellow ACC grantees in exhibitions in New York at Grace Exhibition Space, Panapoly Performance Laboratory, and Blackbox Theatre.

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Julius Anton del Castillo

Philippines

2006 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and undertake research on Byzantine icon paintings in American collections

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Nick Deocampo

Philippines

1997 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Walker Art Center

1994 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Film Seminars, Inc.

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Dexter Fernandez

Philippines

2014 | Visual Art | United States

to support a six-month journey from the Philippines to New York City to meet and exchange information with new artists, curators, and other art professionals

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Philippines

2002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Asian Cinevision

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Felix S. Duque

Philippines

1973 | Theater | United States

to survey theater activities in the United States and Europe.

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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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Robin Estrada

Philippines

2004 | Music | United States

to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Music degree in composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Josefina Estrella

Philippines

2007 | Theater | United States

to research the use of film and digital technology in contemporary American theater

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Faye Johanna Cura

Philippines

2017 | Museum Studies | United States

for a six-month fellowship to observe how libraries, archives, and museums in the U.S. exhibit material culture, and to study curatorial practice as a means of public history

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Francisco Feliciano

Philippines

2001 | Music | United States

to undertake research in the United States on current developments in the field of opera and on the life of Douglas MacArthur, in connection with the creation of a new opera focusing on General MacArthur's career and his influence in Asia

1979 | Music | United States

to continue to study in a program leading to the Doctor of Music Arts degree in composition at the School of Music, Yale University.

1978 | Music | United States

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

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Alberto Florentino

Philippines

1966 | Literature | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International P.E.N. Congress

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Patrick Duarte Flores

Philippines

2009 | Museum Studies | United States

to conduct research in American museums

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Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre

Philippines

1984 | Arts Administration | United States

to assist Nestor Jardin, administrator, Ballet Philippines, Manila, in formulating a professional study schedule and in receiving arts administration training in the United States in spring 1984.

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Henry Francia

Philippines

1969 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to complete a film study of Filipino poets Jose Garcia Villa and Bataan Faigao, to pursue other filmmaking activities, and to observe contemporary film developments in the United States.

1968 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States

to complete a film study of Filipino poets Jose Garcia Villa and Bataan Faigao, to pursue other filmmaking activities, and to observe contemporary film developments in the United States.

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Edna Vida Froilan

Philippines

2012 | Dance | United States

ACC funded a six-month grant to enable Ms. Froilan to research contemporary dance and theater activities, observe rehearsals, and attend classes and workshops in choreography and improvisation in New York. While in the U.S., Ms. Froilan attended the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. 

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Lyra Teresa Abueg Garcellano

Philippines

2010 | Visual Art | United States

to provide support for participation in artist residencies at Location One in New York City and Point B WorkLodge in Brooklyn, New York

2009 | Visual Art | United States

to research contemporary art and art practices, meet with artists and curators in the United States, and participate in an international residency program at Location One in New York City

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Glenn Sevilla Mas

Philippines

2015 | Theater | United States

for a six-month grant to observe theater activities, meet with directors and playwrights, and investigate university theater and playwriting programs in the U.S.

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