The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the landscape in which we work is profound, yet our mission of advancing international dialogue, understanding, and respect remains essential. Amidst global trends of widespread xenophobia, intolerance, and misunderstanding, sustaining connectivity across borders is more crucial than ever.

As we continue to adapt our grantmaking to our current realities and future uncertainties, we are proud to announce a list of 2020 grants made to date, including time-sensitive grants approved by our Board of Trustees in May. These range from ongoing support for graduate students from Asia pursuing degrees in the U.S., assisting graduating students to remain in the U.S. post-graduation for practical training, and enabling programs to continue to pursue their objectives by transitioning online. For a full description of grants click here, and visit our website for future updates on ACC grantmaking in 2020.



Muheb Esmat M.A. Candidate, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College



Yong Guo Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Damin Wu Consultant, Quanzhou Canghai Cultural Creativity Co., Ltd.

Jinglun Zhu Independent Curator



May Wing Joy Chang (Cheuk Wing Nam) Visual Artist

Enoch Tak Yan Cheng Visual Artist & Curator

Hochi Lau M.F.A. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University



Utsa Hazarika Visual Artist



Joned Suryatmoko Ph.D. Candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY



Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions)



Abdul Aziz Sohail M.F.A. Candidate, University of California, Irvine



Kevin Castelo Independent Musician

Zeny May Recidoro Independent Art Writer

Charles Yee M.F.A. Candidate, California Institute of the Arts



Yihsuan Chiu M.A. Candidate, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Contemporary Legend Theatre

Gang-A-Tsui Theater

Taiwan Alumni Pandemic Response Funds



Asian Art Museum

Association for Asian Studies, Inc.

Edward Herbst Director, Bali 1928 Repatriation Project

Savong Foundation (For Nirmita Composers Workshop)