2022 Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macau Exchange Program

ACC's 2022 Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macau Exchange Program will open for applications from November 1 - December 1, 2021 (HKT). The following application guidelines apply to applicants residing in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

(You may also visit ACC Hong Kong website for guidelines and instructions specific to applicants from mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR).

ACC Hong Kong Website

For applicants from other countries/regions, please refer to our Fellowships & Grants page.


Applicants are strongly recommended to first read the general eligibility guidelines described on the Fellowships & Grants page before reviewing the below.

Funding Period: June 1, 2022-December 31, 2023
Who: Individuals and Non-Profit Arts Organizations in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR
Eligible Fields: Eligible Fields
In Exchange With: Eligible Countries/Regions

The following fellowship and grant programs will be funded through the ACC Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macau Exchange Program: 

New York Fellowship

A six-month fellowship program in New York City, with comprehensive logistical and programmatic support from ACC staff. Fellowships may involve targeted research projects, open-ended exploration or cultural immersion.

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Individual Fellowship

One- to six-month fellowships for individuals, or up to two collaborators, undertaking self-directed research. Partial funding may be requested for longer dissertation research trips. Programmatic support from ACC staff is available as needed.

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Graduate Scholarship

A living stipend for students from Asia pursuing graduate degrees in the U.S., with priority given to students who do not have access to comparable programs at home, and to those studying in fields that are underrepresented in their home country.

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Organization Grant

Funding for organizations to facilitate cultural exchange opportunities for individual project participants, or for collaborative projects involving three or more individuals. All applicants must be registered non-profit organization. The duration and scope of projects may range.

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Before deciding to apply, please read the overview and guidelines specific to each program above to see if you are eligible. 

The summaries below describe important application dates and the materials required for each program. 

Important Dates

For applicants from mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, the next application cycle is as below:

November 1, 2021   Application opens 
December 1, 2021 (HKT) Deadline to submit an application 
December 1, 2021  Deadline for recommenders to submit letters of recommendation 
April 1, 2022  Deadline for Graduate Scholarship applicants to confirm acceptance to an academic program
June 2022  Award decisions finalized and applicants notified of results
June 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023  Funding period (fellowship/grant travel must begin in this period)

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Mui at 28950407 or email jmui@acc.org.hk.