As we approach the end of 2022, the ACC team is reflecting on a year of exciting change, growth, rejuvenation, and restoration in a world moving forward from the pandemic shutdowns across the world. Our global family has expanded, allowing us to continue building upon ACC’s 60 years of internationally impactful and artistically rich cultural exchange programs. 

Photo: The ACC New York Fellowship July 2022 cohort meets with Enoch Cheng (ACC 2019, 2020) at The Museum of Arts and Design Left to Right: Arata Mino, Enoch Cheng, Wu Chien-Wei, Wong Ching Yan ‘Birdy’, Miyuki Tanaka, Cheuk Wing Nam 卓穎嵐

In 2022, we were excited to re-open ACC’s in-person programming, exchange opportunities, and support across Asia and the United States. After many months of suspended ACC travel due to international restrictions, it has been incredibly meaningful to move forward through the backlog of grantees awarded during the shutdowns and to see our Fellows launch their rich and diverse projects with creativity, passion, and curiosity.

Photo: The ACC New York Fellowship January 2022 cohort Yu Ji (top left), Tomoko Hojo (top right), Leo Li Chen (bottom)

Fellowships have been enhanced through the thoughtful work of the ACC Programs team through weekly office hours, monthly check-ins, logistical support, a collection of enrichment activities, and alumni connections to maximize and further develop the grant experience.

Photo: Alum Ong Keng Sen (ACC 1993, 1994, 2014) speaking to a group of ACC Fellows, alumni, staff, trustees, and guests to celebrate the US premiere of Trojan Women at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

ACC’s work and Fellowship awards have been made possible by ACC’s generous supporters, and we move into this giving season with heartfelt thanks to all who have made ACC’s exceptional opportunities and exchanges possible. 

To continue this tradition of generosity, ACC is thrilled to share that our Board of Trustees will be matching all gifts 1:1 through December 31, 2022.  Thank you for keeping ACC in mind for your year-end giving, doubling the impact of your donation, and promoting ACC’s mission of better understanding and mutual respect through cultural exchange.




ACC’s NY team from left to right: Mohamed AbdelHalim, Caroline Lim, Haani Jetha, Kathy Liu, Lyn Hsieh, Ashima Tshering, Saifa Khan, Cheryl Smith, Devin Denny, Betsy Ko, Judy Kim, Mario Torres, Lanny Kuo