Our Programs

2018 Grant Guidelines

For the 2018 grant cycle (which had an application deadline of November 2017) the following restrictions and priorities are in place:

  • Applications were not accepted in the Travel Grant or the Organization and Project Grant categories.
  • Application to the New York Fellowship Program and the Individual Fellowship Program was open only to individuals from the countries represented by an ACC office: China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and the U.S.
  • For the Individual Fellowship Program, priority will be given to longer-term projects. Proposals for shorter duration fellowships (1-2 months) will generally not be competitive.
  • U.S.-based artists applying to carry out creative projects in Asia could only apply to travel to the countries represented by an ACC office: China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines.
  • U.S.-based scholars could apply to travel to any of the countries listed in the General Eligibility Guidelines.
  • Applicants from all eligible countries could still apply in the Graduate Scholarship category.

These restrictions are temporary while ACC enters a period of program evaluation and strategic planning. The restriction of applications to certain countries should not be interpreted as an intention to narrow ACC’s geographic focus going forward; ACC will continue to work across its established geographic purview through other avenues and partnerships in 2018. The total dollar amount ACC will award in the 2018 grant cycle will also remain consistent with recent years.