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)

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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Maria Joselina Anna Gonzalez Cruz

Philippines

2018 | Curation | United States

a 6-month NY Fellowship to conduct research on Filipino-American and other immigrant artists

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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