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)
2004 | Theater | United States
to observe and study music, dance, and related performance activities in the United States and Japan
2014 | Dance | United States
for a six-month grant to participate in dance workshops and to observe contemporary performing arts activities in the United States
Wern Ying HwarngTaiwan
2015 | Film/Video | India
for a four-month fellowship to visit traditionally-crafted film sets, participate in fabric and costume design workshops, and meet Indian film directors and producers
Worldwide Art CollectiveTaiwan
2003 | Music | United States
to provide support for the participation of American musician Dylan Jones in WACFEST 2003
2013 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided support to Chi-Tsung Wu in order for him to observe contemporary art activities, visit museums and galleries, and meet artists in a range of disciplines in New York.
2009 | Music | Asia General
to support research and further study of traditional music and instruments in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines
2006 | Theater | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Metropolitan Opera
1996 | Dance | United States
to observe contemporary dance activities, study modern dance, and work with choreographers in the United States
2009 | Visual Art | Japan
For participation in a project undertaken by ARCUS Project
2001 | Theater | United States
to observe, study, and participate in contemporary theater activities in the United States
2010 | Dance | Asia General
to undertake research on contemporary dance in Beijing and tokyo in Fall 2010
2004 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the International Residency Program at Location One in New York beginning January 2005
1998 | Theater | United States
to observe and participate in contemporary theater activities and to study acting, movement, and directing in the United States
2003 | 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
1969 | Visual Art | United States
to study painting in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
1997 | Visual Art | United States
to undertake a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities and meet with artists and curators in New York
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.
2002 | Crafts | United States
to attend the 2002 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Kansas City, Missouri2001 | Crafts | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and participate in an artists' residency program at the Baltimore Clayworks
1982 | Art History | United States
to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Harvard University1981 | Art History | United States
to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Harvard University, beginning September 19811979 | Music | United States
to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Music degree in music education at the Manhattan School of Music.
2013 | Theater | United States
ACC provided support to Hung-Ya Yen to observe contemporary theater, production, and theater management in New York.