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)
2008 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to engage in cultural research and create new photography in New York
1999 | Music | United States
for partial support to begin a program of study in ethnomusicology leading to the Ph.D. degree at Cornell University
2016 | Visual Art | United States
for a six-month fellowship to explore socially-engaged art and to meet feminist artists and organizations in the United States
Sunnie Clemen NoelPhilippines
2005 | Theater | United States
to observe theater activities, attend performances, and carry out research in Philippine-American communities in the United States
1964 | Literature | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing
2017 | Music | United States
a one-year scholarship for travel and living expenses during the first year of an M.A. program in religion and women’s studies at Yale Divinity School2008 | Music | United States
to support cultural research in the United States and participation in the 20th anniversary celebration of the ACC's Hong Kong Arts Program2007 | Music | United States
to study arts and cultural management and observe contemporary music in the United States
2006 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States
2004 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to study photography at the Santa Fe Workshops in summer 20041993 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to undertake an intensive program in documentary photography at the International Center of Photography and to observe contemporary art activities in New York, beginning in September 1994.
1999 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to observe photographic activities, study documentary photography techniques, and create new work in the United States
1968 | Art History | United States
to conduct research in Mexico and Europe in connection with a Ph.D. dissertation in art history for Harvard University.
Mozart Anthony T. PastranoPhilippines
2002 | Theater | United States
to observe contemporary performing arts activities and study the work of community-based theater groups in the United States2002 | Theater | United States
to continue to observe contemporary performing arts activities in the United States
1966 | Museum Studies | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bernice P. Bishop Museum Museological Training program
2013 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided support to Samuel Penaso to research contemporary art, meet artists and curators, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.
2006 | Theater | United States
to provide support for the participation of American theater specialists in the May 2006 International Theatre Institute World Congress in Manila
2009 | Theater | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Ma-Yi Theater Company
Felicidad A. PrudentePhilippines
1982 | Music | United States
to continue to study musicology in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at the Univeristy of Michigan1981 | Music | United States
to continue to study musicology in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at the Univeristy of Michigan1980 | Music | United States
to continue to study in program leading to the Ph.D. degree in musicology at the School of Music, University of Michigan1979 | Music | United States
to study in program leading to the Ph.D. degree in musicology at the School of Music, University of Michigan
Ramon Magsaysay Award FoundationPhilippines
1973 | Arts, General | Philippines
to provide for the purchase of audiovisual materials on the arts of Asia for the Asian Library of the Ramon Magsaysay Center to be used in connection with lectures, film showings, and exhibitions.
1969 | Dance | United States
to study dance and dance theory in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at Sarah Lawrence College.
1999 | Visual Art | Philippines
For participation in a project undertaken by Samba-Likhaan1995 | Visual Art | United States
to provide a supplement for additional travel and miscellaneous expenses in connection with Mr. Rivera's grant program in the United States1994 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States in 1995.
2015 | Museum Studies | United States
for a six-month grant to undertake an apprenticeship at the Conservation Department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and to visit and meet professionals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian Institutionâs National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.