ACC grantees come from all over Asia and the United States. 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.
For 50 years, the ACC has nurtured over 6,000 artists. 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: Taiwan (grantee origin)
2014 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
for a six-month grant to observe Western film culture and meet filmmakers, theater artists, writers, and visual artists in New York
2015 | Theater | Indonesia, Korea
for a six-month grant to carry out research in Indonesia and South Korea
Wai Lim YipTaiwan
1964 | Literature | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing
Yu An ChenTaiwan
2017 | Theater | United States
for a six-month fellowship to take vocal training courses in New York City and explore jazz music in New Orleans
2008 | Dance | United States
to study performing arts and meet with artists in the United States
1991 | Dance | United States
for dance and choreography study in the United States
2002 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities in New York following a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California
2015 | Music | United States
for a six-month grant to observe traditional and contemporary music activities and to meet musicians and music scholars in the U.S.
1970 | Museum Studies | United States
to attend the Fourth Conference of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic Artistic Works, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1970, and to survey museums and conservations facilities in the United States.