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)

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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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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Global Indigenous Culture Olympics/Summit

Philippines

1996 | Arts, General | United States

to support the participation of American and Asian specialists in the Global Indigenous Cultural Olympics/Summit (GICOS) in Manila in February 1996

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Gino Gonzales

Philippines

2000 | Theater | United States

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

1999 | Theater | United States

to continue a program of study in stage design leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 1999-2000

1998 | Theater | United States

to begin a program of study in stage design leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

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Cecile Guidote

Philippines

1992 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Population Communications International, Inc.

1973 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Theatre Institute of the United States

1972 | Theater | Indonesia

to attend the International Ramayana Festival, East Java, August-September 1971.

1967 | Theater | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by International Theatre Institute Congress

1965 | Theater | United States

to study theater in a program leading to the M.A. degree at the Dallas Theater Center, to observe folk theater in Mexico, and to observe theater activities in New York and Europe.

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Dennis Gupa

Philippines

2011 | Theater | United States

to undertake a creative residency with the Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City and to observe contemporary theater activities in the United States

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Hiyas A. Hila

Philippines

2007 | Music | United States

to pursue a D.M.A. degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota

2006 | Music | United States

to continue a program of study in piano performance leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota in 2006-2007

2005 | Music | United States

to begin a program of study leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota

2004 | Music | United States

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

2004 | Music | United States

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

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Ronald Hilario

Philippines

2012 | Visual Art | United States

ACC supported Mr. Hilario with a six-month grant to research traditional woodcarving in Malaysia under a master carver, and to participate in a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City.

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Isidro Gomez Hildawa

Philippines

2005 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and to observe contemporary arts activities and meet with artists and curators in the United States

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Alejandrino Hufana

Philippines

1968 | Arts, General | United States

to study library science in a program leading to the M.A. degree at Columbia University and to survey libraries and cultural institutions in the United States.

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Carmita Eliza de Jesus Icasiano

Philippines

2010 | Crafts | United States

to carry out research on early 20th Century Ifugao textiles in the collections of five museums in the United States

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Emilio Infante

Philippines

2000 | Theater | United States

to observe and participate in theater design and production activities in the United States

1999 | Theater | United States

to observe and participate in theater design and production activities in the United States

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Maria Teresa Jamias

Philippines

2007 | Theater | United States

to study theater and dance in the United States

2006 | Theater | United States

to study theater and dance and participate in professional workshops with performance companies in the United States

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Nestor Jardin

Philippines

2007 | Arts, General | United States

JDR 3rd Award recipient for his significant contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia

1983 | Dance | United States

to survey administrative procedures of dance companies in the United States and to participate in workshops and seminars in arts managements in spring 1984.

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José Joya

Philippines

1969 | Visual Art | United States

to pursue painting activities and to observe methods of art education and contemporary art developments in the United States.

1967 | Visual Art | United States

to pursue painting activities and to observe methods of art education and contemporary art developments in the United States.

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