New York

As ACC’s headquarters, we provide artists, scholars, and arts professionals opportunities for transformative cultural exchange in Asia and the United States. Alongside our colleagues in Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo, we provide programming and funding for Asia-to-U.S., U.S.-to-Asia, and intra-Asia exchanges.

In 1980, the Asian Cultural Council was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization through a $2 million endowment gift, which has enabled more than $100 million in grants to support cultural exchange.

We continue to raise funds for both our grants and programs and towards ACC’s future growth. Amidst the dynamic and exciting arts landscape of New York City, our office serves as an active convener and leader within the field of arts, culture, and philanthropy.


Josie Cruz Natori

John R. Witt

Valerie Rockefeller

Cai Guo-Qiang

Ernest de Leon Escaler

Ben Harburg

Michelle Koo Hayashi

Tonia Hsu

Alice Hung

Julie Ann Kohn

YiLing Mao

Janet Nathanail

Anne Straton Pierson

Missie Rennie

Charles Rockefeller

David Rockefeller, Jr.

Susan Rockefeller

Ruby Shang

Dan Swift

Masako Ushioda

Shannon Wu

Jenny Yu Zeng

Mercedes Zobel

Life Trustees

Hope Aldrich

Colin G. Campbell

Jonathan Fanton

John H. Foster

Kenneth H.C. Fung

Stephen B. Heintz

Richard S. Lanier
President Emeritus

Wendy O’Neill

Russell A. Phillips, Jr.

Isaac Shapiro

William G. Spears

Yuji Tsutsumi

Artistic Advisory Council

Yael Buencamino

Cai Guo-Qiang
(ACC 1995, 2006)

Chen Kaige
(ACC 1986-1988)

Tiffany Chung
(ACC 2015)

Patrick Flores
(ACC 2009)

Oscar Ho
(ACC 1992)

David Henry Hwang
(ACC 2012)

Jin Xing
(ACC 1988)

Kengo Kuma
(ACC 1985)

Dinh Q. Le
(ACC 2008, 2010)

Lin Hwai-Min
(ACC 1978-2007)

Barbara London
(ACC 1995, 1997)

Fumihiko Maki
(ACC 1976)

Meredith Monk
(ACC 1997, 2000)

Kohei Nawa
(ACC 2004)

Jan Leeroy New
(ACC 2015)

Viet Thanh Nguyen
(ACC 2010)

Ong Keng Sen
(ACC 1993)

Mallika Sarabhai
(ACC 2002)

Sheu Fang-Yi
(ACC 2006)

Louisa So Yuk Wa
(ACC 2008)

Julie Taymor
(ACC 1980)

Jennifer Tipton
(ACC 2008-2019)

Tran Luong
(ACC 1998, 2008)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(ACC 2004)

Robert Wilson
(ACC 1981, 2004)


Judy Kim
Executive Director

Mohamed Abdelhalim
Director of Finance and Operations

Kathy Liu
Director of Advancement

Talia Gonzalez
Executive Assistant

Betsy Ko
Grants Administrator

Caroline Lim
Marketing and Communications Manager

Natalie May
Development Manager

Cheryl Smith
Senior Accountant


Wen Yueh Chen
Development Intern

Christina Tran
Programs Intern

Kenneth Tang
Marketing & Communications Intern

Annual Reporting

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Asian Cultural Council
One Rockefeller Plaza
Room 2500
New York, New York 10020
PhoneTel: 1 212 843 0403
Fax: 1 212 843 0343