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)
1970 | Crafts | India
For participation in a project undertaken by World Crafts Council
1997 | Dance | United States
to observe contemporary dance activities and to study modern dance and choreography in the United States
Ju Huang HuangTaiwan
2007 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to attend film events and study film production in the United States and Asia
2005 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in an international residency program at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
Meng-Chin "Derrick" HuangTaiwan
2010 | Visual Art | United States
to research contemporary art activities, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California
Teresa L.C. HuangTaiwan
1995 | Museum Studies | United States
to observe procedures and undertake one or more internships at contemporary art museums in the United States beginning February 1995.
2009 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to meet with filmmakers, film curators, and film festival organizers and to observe contemporary film and theater activities in the United States
2005 | Theater | China
to observe contemporary puppetry and related theater activities in the United States and to study traditional string puppetry in China
2012 | Arts, General | Indonesia
to support a creative residency at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2015 | Dance | United States
to accept a special invitation from 3LD Art & Technology Center in February 20152012 | Dance | United States
ACC funding brought Mr. Huang to the United States for six months to participate in dance workshops and to observe contemporary performing arts activities. Questioning the divide between artistic divisions, Mr. Huang sees himself as a cross-disciplinary artist and spent an extended period of time in the U.S. considering and exploring all he came across to inform his artistic decisions.
Hui Yu SuTaiwan
2008 | Visual Art | United States
To travel to the U.S. to develop plans for a film about pop culture in the U.S.
2006 | Visual Art | Japan
For participation in a project undertaken by ARCUS
Josephine Huang HungTaiwan
1965 | Theater | China
to conduct research in China for a book in English on Ming drama.
2002 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to participate in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York2000 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States
2014 | Visual Art | United States
for a six-month grant to research contemporary art, meet artists, participate in an artist residency program in New York, and to visit Native American communities in the U.S.
1978 | Art History | United States
to complete a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in the Museum Studies Program sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art.1977 | Art History | United States
to study Chinese history and literature at the University of Michigan during the summer 1977 in connection with a program leading to the Ph.D. degree in Museum Studies at Case-Western Reserve University.
2011 | Arts, General | United States
to observe contemporary art activities in New York and to continue the research for an art project Statement
2016 | Music | China
for a two-month grant to study Erhu performance technique in Beijing
2016 | Theater | United States
for a six-month grant to observe contemporary theater activities, participate in playwrighting workshops, and take movement classes in New York City
2015 | Visual Arts | United States
for a six-month fellowship to observe the newest trends in contemporary art, attend a variety of exhibitions and performances, and meet other artists