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)
2007 | Visual Art | United States
to continue observing contemporary art and meet with artists and curators in the United States2006 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in the International Residency Program at Location One in New York
1992 | Dance | United States
to study modern dance and choreography and to create new work in New York
2009 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in an international residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
1996 | Theater | United States
to observe theater activities in San Francisco in February 19961995 | Theater | United States
to observe contemporary theater activities and study theater in the United States
2007 | Visual Art | United States
for a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California and to observe creative activities in New York
Chang I HuaTaiwan
1971 | Architecture | United States
to complete the Ph.D. degree in City and Regional Planning at Harvard University.
2015 | Dance | United States
to accept a special invitation from 3LD Art & Technology Center in February 20152012 | Dance | United States
ACC funding brought Mr. Huang to the United States for six months to participate in dance workshops and to observe contemporary performing arts activities. Questioning the divide between artistic divisions, Mr. Huang sees himself as a cross-disciplinary artist and spent an extended period of time in the U.S. considering and exploring all he came across to inform his artistic decisions.
Teresa L.C. HuangTaiwan
1995 | Museum Studies | United States
to observe procedures and undertake one or more internships at contemporary art museums in the United States beginning February 1995.
2009 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to meet with filmmakers, film curators, and film festival organizers and to observe contemporary film and theater activities in the United States
2005 | Theater | China
to observe contemporary puppetry and related theater activities in the United States and to study traditional string puppetry in China
2012 | Arts, General | Indonesia
to support a creative residency at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Meng-Chin "Derrick" HuangTaiwan
2010 | Visual Art | United States
to research contemporary art activities, meet artists and curators, and create new work while participating in an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California
1997 | Dance | United States
to observe contemporary dance activities and to study modern dance and choreography in the United States
1996 | Visual Art | United States
to undertake a creative residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, in fall 1996 and to observe contemporary art activities and meet with artists and curators in New York
1970 | Crafts | India
For participation in a project undertaken by World Crafts Council
2005 | Visual Art | United States
to participate in an international residency program at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and to observe contemporary art activities in New York
Ju Huang HuangTaiwan
2007 | Film, Video, & Photography | United States
to attend film events and study film production in the United States and Asia
2002 | Visual Art | United States
to continue to participate in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York2000 | Visual Art | United States
to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States
2006 | Visual Art | Japan
For participation in a project undertaken by ARCUS
Josephine Huang HungTaiwan
1965 | Theater | China
to conduct research in China for a book in English on Ming drama.