Asian Cultural Council 2019 Grants & Fellowships
The Asian Cultural Council is excited to announce our 2019 grants and fellowships.
ACC has awarded 40 fellowships to individuals pursuing research, study, exploration, and collaborative projects across Asia and the United States, and 13 grants to organizations and projects facilitating cultural exchange opportunities.
Grant recipients hail from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States. They range from graduate students pursuing programs unavailable in their home countries—including curatorial studies M.A. candidates from Afghanistan and Pakistan—to artists exploring beyond their own training and traditions, such as an American pianist studying Burmese sandaya. There are arts administrators working to develop their respective fields, as well as organizations building arts networks across regions—including ACC-facilitated partnerships supporting workshops for choreographers and dancers from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation has further enabled ACC to provide opportunities for Americans traveling to Asia and U.S.-China exchange.
We are honored take part in the transformative journeys of these exceptional ACC Fellows as they innovate and reflect on their artistic practices, create networks across regions and disciplines, and further knowledge and ways of understanding art and culture. Taken individually, the 2019 Fellows represent an exciting disciplinary and geographic range. As a group operating to serve an international arts ecosystem, they function in concert. Empowered to connect across borders, they are a movement advancing international understanding and respect in service of fostering a more harmonious world.
A complete list of 2019 ACC fellowships and grants can be viewed here.