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)
1984 | Arts, General | United States
Survey current cultural activities in the United States and to participate in the Development Institute for Artistic Leadership, Education, Culture and Technology held in New York in summer 1984
Marion Pastor RocesPhilippines
2004 | Arts, General | Asia General
to undertake research in Japan, Taiwan, and China on the social, political, economic, and cultural implications of international art events
1971 | Visual Art | United States
to study printmaking at the Pratt Graphics Center, New York, and to observe contemporary art developments in the United States.
2016 | Theater | Southeast Asia
to undertake research across Southeast Asia on the narratives of marginalized communities
2003 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and participate in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York
2017 | Visual Art | Japan
for a six-month fellowship in Japan and the U.S. to investigate current notions of performance and the efficacy, potential, and relevance of performance art
1990 | Dance | United States
to participate in the International Choreographers Workshop at the American Dance Festival in summer 1990.1989 | Dance | United States
Complete a program leading to the M.F.A. degree in dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, during the 1989-90 academic year.
Don Maralit SalubaybaPhilippines
2004 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the International Residency Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
2011 | Arts, General | United States
to research contemporary art and art activities, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency program in the United States
1999 | Visual Art | Philippines
to support the construction and installation of Reflections, a new art work by Asian Cultural Council grantee Alan Rivera, at Samba-Likhaan in spring 1999
1964 | Literature | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing
1987 | Music | United States
to serve as visiting research scholar in ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois and at Indiana University during the 1988-89 academic year.
1970 | Music | United States
to study double-bass in a program leading to the Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
2000 | Music | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Asia Society1999 | Music | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Hawai'I at Manoa
1989 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Wesleyan University
Maree Barbara Tan-TiongcoPhilippines
2009 | Theater | United States
to serve as an apprentice to master lighting designer and former ACC grantee Jennifer Tipton in fall 20092002 | Theater | United States
to observe contemporary performing arts activities and study technical theater procedures in the United States
Rosario B. TantocoPhilippines
1966 | Museum Studies | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bernice P. Bishop Museum Museological Training program
2014 | Music | United States
to support a four-month fellowship in the United States to observe and research current practices, processes, innovations, and philosophies in music and sound art.
1998 | Music | Indonesia
to participate in the Arts Summit Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, in September 19981986 | Music | United States
to complete a program of study in music composition and conducting leading to the Master of Music dgree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in fall 19861985 | Music | United States
to begin a program of study in music composition and conducting leading to the Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the 1985-86 academic year
2000 | Theater | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by New York Shakespeare Festival