ACC grantees 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 50 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: Taiwan (grantee origin)
2014 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
for a six-month grant to observe Western film culture and meet filmmakers, theater artists, writers, and visual artists in New York
1969 | Visual Art | United States
to study painting in a program leading to the M.F.A. degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
1990 | Dance | United States
to complete a program of study in dance and choreography leading to the M.F.A. degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, during 1990-91.
1997 | Visual Art | United States
to undertake a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities and meet with artists and curators in New York
2014 | Dance | United States
for a six-month grant to participate in dance workshops and to observe contemporary performing arts activities in the United States
2016 | Dance | Japan
for a three-month grant to research and observe traditional and contemporary dance in Japan
2002 | Crafts | United States
to attend the 2002 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Kansas City, Missouri2001 | Crafts | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and participate in an artists' residency program at the Baltimore Clayworks
2013 | Theater | United States
ACC provided support to Hung-Ya Yen to observe contemporary theater, production, and theater management in New York.
1982 | Art History | United States
to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Harvard University1981 | Art History | United States
to continue to study art history in a program leading to the Ph.D. degree at Harvard University, beginning September 19811979 | Music | United States
to complete a program of study leading to the Master of Music degree in music education at the Manhattan School of Music.
Wai Lim YipTaiwan
1964 | Literature | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by University of Iowa, Workshop for Creative Writing
1991 | Dance | United States
for dance and choreography study in the United States
2008 | Dance | United States
to study performing arts and meet with artists in the United States
2002 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities in New York following a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California
1970 | Museum Studies | United States
to attend the Fourth Conference of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic Artistic Works, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1970, and to survey museums and conservations facilities in the United States.
2016 | Theater | United States
for a six-month grant to observe contemporary theater activities, participate in playwrighting workshops, and take movement classes in New York City