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They 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 over 55 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: 2018 (year)

Urmila Mohan

United States

2018 | Crafts | Indonesia

a 6-month Individual Fellowship to research traditional Balinese textiles and conduct comparative study in Indonesia

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Grace Nono

Philippines

2018 | Ethnomusicology | United States

a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for living expenses in the second year of an M.A. program in religion at the Yale Divinity School

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NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

United States

2018 | Theater | United States

support for NYU Skirball to bring Theatre du Reve Experimental's production Thunderstorm 2.0 as part of the Under the Radar Festival in January 2018

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Osaka Koichiro

Japan

2018 | Arts Criticism | United States

a 6-month NY Fellowship to engage with the contemporary art world and develop networks for future exchange

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Zeny May Recidoro

Philippines

2018 | Arts Criticism | United States

a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for travel and living expenses during the first year of an M.A. program in art writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

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Anna Margarita Reyes

Philippines

2018 | Dance | United States

a 6-month NY Fellowship to investigate the growing field of dance on film

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Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish

United States

2018 | Dance | Philippines

a 3-week Fellowship with fellow dance artist Elena Comendador to conduct an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers in Manila

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Julia Santoli

United States

2018 | Music | Japan

a 3-month Individual Fellowship to research experimental music and body-based performance arts in Tokyo and Kyoto

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Gemma Sharpe

United States

2018 | Architecture | Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Pakistan

a 6-month Individual Fellowship to undertake dissertation research in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Hong Kong

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Roberto Sifuentes

United States

2018 | Visual Art | Taiwan

an Individual Fellowship to undertake residency activities in Vietnam and Taiwan in summer 2019

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Tomoko Sugawara

United States

2018 | Music | China

a 3-month Individual Fellowship to research Tang dynasty music at the Shanghai Conservatory, and visit the Dunhuang caves in China

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Joned Suryatmoko

Indonesia

2018 | Theater | United States

a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for travel and living expenses during the first year of a Ph.D. program in theater and performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Weston Teruya

United States

2018 | Visual Art | Vietnam

a 3-month Individual Fellowship to explore the intersection of public space, social movements, and community histories while in residence at A. Farm in Vietnam

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Tong Shanshan

China

2018 | Arts Administration | United States

a 6-month NY Fellowship to observe the artistic practices and management structures of theater companies and venues

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Tsai Pao-Chang

Taiwan

2018 | Theater | Korea & United States

a 6-month Individual Fellowship to research musical performing and training pedagogy in Seoul and New York

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Tsuda Michiko

Japan

2018 | Film/Video | United States

a 6-month NY Fellowship to research the Judson Dance Theater movement and the works of Yvonne Rainer

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Sandra Vanderwarf

United States

2018 | Conservation | Mongolia

a 5-month Individual Fellowship to examine and document ancient textiles in Mongolian cultural institutions

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Mary Alinney Villacastin

United States

2018 | Dance | Philippines

a 5-month Individual Fellowship to record Visayan-speaking festivals in the Philippines, and experiment in digital media participation

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Wang Nan

China

2018 | Architecture | United States

a 6-month Individual Fellowship to participate in the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies at MIT and to research the urban planning and preservation of American cities

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Wang Weiwei

China

2018 | Curation | Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau

a 6-month Individual Fellowship to conduct comparative research on contemporary art ecosystems in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau

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