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)
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.
Zeny May RecidoroPhilippines
2018 | Arts Criticism | United States
a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for travel and living expenses during the first year of an M.A. program in art writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City
1969 | Dance | United States
to study dance and dance theory in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at Sarah Lawrence College.
Anna Margarita ReyesPhilippines
2018 | Dance | United States
a 6-month NY Fellowship to investigate the growing field of dance on film
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
1964 | Literature | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing
1970 | Music | United States
to study double-bass in a program leading to the Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music.