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)
Manuel B. Molina IIIPhilippines
1973 | Dance | United States
to study dance at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts, New York.
2002 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Asian Cinevision
2001 | Museum Studies | United States
to support travel and research in the United States by the museum's executive director, Madonna Del Mundo, and programs director, Desiree Lleno
Maria Christine MuycoPhilippines
2010 | Music | United States
to train in computer music software at the University of California, San Diego in Summer 2010
National Museum of the PhilippinesPhilippines
2005 | Arts, General | United States
to support the participation of anthropologist Benedict Anderson in a symposium to be held at the museum in December 2005 in connection with the exhibition, Pang-ulo: Philippine Ideas on Heads, Headgear, and Heads-of-Community
2015 | Visual Arts | United States
for a six-month grant to undertake observe contemporary art practices and to study the creative practices of Native American communities in the U.S.
2008 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to engage in cultural research and create new photography in New York
Jan Leeroy NewPhilippines
2016 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to observe best practices in contemporary arts, developing technologies, and public art processes in New York City2015 | Visual Arts | United States
for a four-month grant to observe best practices in contemporary arts, developing technologies, and public art processes
1999 | Music | United States
for partial support to begin a program of study in ethnomusicology leading to the Ph.D. degree at Cornell University
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
2018 | Ethnomusicology | United States
a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for living expenses in the second year of an M.A. program in religion at the Yale Divinity School2017 | 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
2016 | Visual Art | United States
for a six-month fellowship to research contemporary art practices and meet artists and curators 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.
2016 | Conservation | United States
for a four-month fellowship to undertake research on art conservation practices in Washington, D.C. and New York City
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