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)
1993 | Visual Art | China
to conduct research in China for an exhibition on "The Floating Studio: Transportation and Art," to be held at the Freer Gallery of Art in 1995.1974 | Art History | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Freer Gallery of Art1971 | Art History | Taiwan
For participation in a project undertaken by National Palace Museum1970 | Art History | Taiwan
For participation in a project undertaken by National Palace Museum1969 | Art History | Taiwan
For participation in a project undertaken by National Palace Museum1968 | Museum Studies | United States
to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Princeton University.
1990 | Dance | United States
to complete a program of study in dance and choreography leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, during 1990-91.
Meng Chuan Isa HoTaiwan
2016 | Film, Photography, Video | United States
for a three-week grant to complete a project inspired by her 2012 ACC fellowship in New York City2012 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
ACC funding allowed Ms. Ho to spend five months observing contemporary art activities and investigating the unique urban environment of New York City. Additionally, ACC sponsored Ms. Ho's participation in a creative residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, and a program at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City allowing her to sit in on classes, interact with students, and work with faculty members at this world-renowned institution.
2016 | Dance | Taiwan
to present a workshop on Klein Technique taught by American instructor Barbara Mahler in fall 2016
2009 | Visual Art | Asia General
to support travel to China, Indonesia, Korea and Singapore to research and develop new work
2008 | Film, Video, & Photography | Asia General
for travel in Southeast Asia to interview women in connection with the issue of Asian and foreign brides in Taiwan
2012 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided a five-month grant for Mr. Hsi to carry out a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York. Ms. Hsi regards his grant as a very important opportunity that will further develop his artistic capabilities and elevate his work to a higher level.
2008 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in a residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art in New York
2008 | Dance | Japan
to study traditional performing arts in Japan
2003 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the international residency program at Location One in New York
1976 | Architecture | United States
to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Architecture degree at the Massachusetss Institute of Technology.
2007 | Visual Art | United States
to continue observing contemporary art and meet with artists and curators in the United States2006 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the International Residency Program at Location One in New York
1996 | Theater | United States
to observe theater activities in San Francisco in February 19961995 | Theater | United States
to observe contemporary theater activities and study theater in the United States
2009 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in an international residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
1992 | Dance | United States
to study modern dance and choreography and to create new work in New York
1997 | Visual Art | United States
to survey collections of contemporary ceramic art in the United States and to meet with ceramic artists and studio potters
2003 | Theater | United States
to study and observe theater and related performing arts activities in the United States
Chang I HuaTaiwan
1971 | Architecture | United States
to complete the Ph.D. degree in City and Regional Planning at Harvard University.
2007 | Visual Art | United States
for a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California and to observe creative activities in New York
1996 | Visual Art | United States
to undertake a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, in fall 1996 and to observe contemporary art activities and meet with artists and curators in New York