ACC Japan Grantee List

This page is to introduce recent grantees from Japan. 
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◆ Japan Virtual Exchange Program

Chatori Shimizu & Junyi Chow (Music・Japan, Malaysia, USA)
To provide support for a webinar series that will take form of an all-online “Virtual Academy,” beginning in summer 2021. In collaboration with fellow composer JunYi Chow from Malaysia, Mr. Shimizu’s virtual academy, Project SEED, aims to increase international awareness of traditional East Asian instruments and musical forms in an online webinar series. Focusing first on composition techniques for two free-reed mouth organs, the Chinese Sheng and the Japanese Sho, Project SEED is conceptualized as a long-term series to offer composers of Western Art Music (New Music) opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of the instrumentation, notation, cultural background, history, and aesthetics of non-Western instruments.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Bridge for the Arts and Education (Theater, Dance・Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
The series of “Mahabharata” was to culminate in summer 2020 with a production of Chapter of Desire and Chapter of Tempest, but this has been postponed until 2021. In its place, the artists in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will contribute to a joint film project to create an international performance without travel .The film will be released online in conjunction with an online public discussion to reflect on the remote collaborative process and the future of the arts post-Covid-10. 
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Collaborative Cataloging Japan (Film/Video/Photography・USA, Japan)
To support the formation of a network of artists, researchers, archivists, and the public across Japan and the U.S. to engage in conversations, research, and presentations about media and art of the 1970s Japan. This project gathers scholars and archivists from U.S. and Japan who may not frequently travel abroad, thus the conversations will be a rare occasion of cultural exchange. Further, the online presentations of almost-obsolete media works open up access to this cultural history not only to the participants in this project but a wide audience internationally.
Japan-United States Arts Program

NPO Dance Box (Dance・Japan, Vietnam)
To support for Dance Box to continue creating programs focused on local communities Kobe, in this case focusing on the large population of Vietnamese immigrants. In collaboration with the Thanh Long Water Puppet Ensemble of Hanoi, to present filmed performances of water puppetry, followed by discussions and exchange around understanding and connection across differences of cultures and generations.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Don't Follow the Wind (Visual Art・USA, Japan)
Grant supplement to adapt a disrupted project grant to a hybrid grant to enable U.S. and Japanese artists and curators to carry out research in Japan and online meetings. This work will lay the groundwork for the first English publication on Don’t Follow the Wind, a pioneering initiative, launched in 2015, in which artists explore the ongoing impact of the 2011 nuclear disaster in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Drifters International (Performing Arts/Arts Administration・Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia)
To provide support for the Jejak Tabi Exchange virtual platform, designed to share, exchange, and explore critical ideas and practices in contemporary art practice and discuss international cultural exchange. Given the impossibility of travel, the organizers are launching a website cataloguing the activities of the program thus far, creating an online resource center for sharing ideas, reflections, and plans for future cultural exchange and engagement between artists and arts professionals throughout Asia.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Lijiang Studio Foundation (Music・China, Taiwan, Japan)
To support the virtual project Lijiang With/Out, an online sound production project between female sound artists living in Japan, China and Taiwan, and local artists and residents of Lijiang, Yunnan, China. It was conceived as a response to an ACC-funded exchange between Hokkaido and Lijiang that was disrupted by the pandemic in January 2020. The sound works will be compiled as a CD album titled Lijiang With/Out, for release in 2021.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Association of Tokyo Biennale (Visual Art・Japan, USA, Asian countries)
To provide support for the 2020/2021 Tokyo Biennale to enable a series of web-based publications, translated into Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean, in order to create context around the event’s participating artists and dialogue related to critique and media practice.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

◆Grants to Institutions

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions) (Film/Video/Photography・Japan, USA)
To enable independent curator Aily Nash and Harvard Film Archive Director Haden Guest to curate programs in the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in February 2020. The Yebisu Festival draws on international networks to present works by filmmakers who have been underrepresented in Japanese screenings despite their importance in the field of experimental film.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

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*1 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals/institutions supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

◆ New York Fellowship


Tomoko Hojo (Sound Art, Experimental Music)
To conduct archival research on sound art and experimental music, with a particular focus on Yoko Ono and the intersection of feminism and sound.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Dan Isomura (Visual Art)
To observe trends in political and socially engaged art with a focus on LGBTQ and immigration issues.
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund/Porter A. McCray Fellow *1

 

◆Individual Fellowship

From Japan

Takashi Kawachi (Theater – Technical Director, Stage Manager) 2 months
To observe technical theater practice in New York.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Yoshiko Shimada (Art History) 1 month
To research Hong Kong’s alternative art education of the 1960s and 70s.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Nobuyuki Sugihara (Visual Art) 6 months
To research on Taiwanese aboriginal culture, and exchange with artists and art professionals in Taiwan.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

To Japan

Margarita Blush (USA・Theater, Puppetry) 2 months
To study traditional puppetry and movement practice in Japan.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Kirsten Carey (USA・Music) 3 months
To study shamisen technique with Hidejiro Honjo (ACC 2015) and Reigen Fujii.
Japan-United States Arts Program

J’Sun Howard (USA・Dance) 4 months
To undertake a residency at NPO Dance Box (ACC 2016) in Kobe, study traditional theater practice, and plan for future exchange of dancer/choreographers between Kobe and Chicago.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Hsin-Yueh Chiu & Hsin-Yi Chiu (Taiwan・Music) 2 months 
To study shamisen and Satsuma biwa technique in Japan to expand their understanding of East Asian classical music performance.
ACC Taiwan Program

 

◆Grants to Institutions

Bridge for the Arts and Education (Japan・Theater, Dance) 2 months
To support two months of cross-cultural workshops in Jogjakarta with performing artists from Japan and Southeast Asia.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Don’t Follow the Wind (Japan・Visual Art) 1 week
To enable three Americans (Jason Waite, Eva Mattes, Franco Mattes) to undertake a research trip in Japan and lay the groundwork for the first English publication on Don’t Follow the Wind.
Japan-United States Arts Program / BHR Memorial Fund

Lijiang Studio Foundation (China, Japan・Music) 2 months 
To support the Lijiang/Hokkaido Reciprocal Residency Program.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation Program

PARC ‐ Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication (Japan・theater, dance) 1 week
To enable artists and arts managers from across Asia to participate in the 2020 TPAM performing arts meeting in Yokohama, Japan.
Japan-United States Arts Program

VT Art Salon (Singapore, Taiwan・Curatorial) 2 months
To support the second phase of Island Hopping— Reversing Imperialism, a research and exhibition program that reframes the “island chain” geopolitical legacy of the Cold War and initiates dialogue between Pacific Island nations.
ACC Taiwan Program

 

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*1 "Porter A. McCray Fellow" was established in honor of his contribution as the first director to the John D. Rockefeller III Fund.

*2 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

◆ New York Fellowship, Individual Fellowship

From Japan

Mika Eglinton (Theater)
A 6-month Individual Fellowship to research Shakespeare productions and contemporary theater in Taiwan and the U.S.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Miyama McQueen-Tokita (Music)
A 6-month NY Fellowship to engage with musicians and composers and explore new music and improvisation
Japan-United States Arts Program

Koichiro Osaka (Curatorial)
A 6-month NY Fellowship to engage with the contemporary art world and develop networks for future exchange
Japan-United States Arts Program

Michiko Tsuda (Visual Art)
A 6-month NY Fellowship to research the Judson Dance Theater movement and the works of Yvonne Rainer
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund/Porter A. McCray Fellow *2

Suguru Yamamoto (Theater)
A 6-month NY Fellowship to explore theater narratives that transcend racial and generational boundaries
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow ※1

 

To Japan

Cameron McKinney (USA・Dance) 3 months
A 3-month Individual Fellowship to research street dance and butoh, and attend classes and workshops in Tokyo
Japan-United States Arts Program

Julia Santoli (USA・Sound Art) 3 months
A 3-month Individual Fellowship to research experimental music and body-based performance arts in Tokyo and Kyoto
Japan-United States Arts Program

The Wooster Group (USA・Theater) 1 week
A Project Grant to support a 1-week artistic exchange in Japan, including workshops with theater director Toshiki Okada and research on Noh theater in Kyoto
Japan-United States Arts Program

Weiwei Wang (China・Curatorial) 6 months
A 6-month Individual Fellowship to conduct comparative research on contemporary art ecosystems in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
ACC China/Hong Kong/Macau Program

 

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*1 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

*2 "Porter A. McCray Fellow" was established in honor of his contribution as the first director to the John D. Rockefeller III Fund.

 

◆Individual Fellowship

From Japan

Mari Hashimoto (Conservation)
A 6-month fellowship to conduct conservation research at Pace Art Conservation in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Kyoko Iwaki (Theater)
A 6-month month fellowship to conduct research on how non-dominant voices are represented in theater in the U.S.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Yusuke Kamata (Visual Art)
A 6-month fellowship to research Japanese-style architecture in the U.S. as a lens into culture, art, and politics.
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund/Porter A. McCray Fellow *2

Tetsuro Koyano (Music/Dance)
A 1-month grant to undertake a collaborative project and to research traditional performing arts and music cultures in Chiangmai, Thailand, in January and February 2019.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Kota Takeuchi (Visual Art)
A 6-month fellowship to conduct research on World War II and nuclear industrial sites in the U.S.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

To Japan

Douglas Brooks (USA・Craft) 
A 3-month grant to study traditional boatbuilding in Japan and research its antecedents within the Chinese boatbuilding tradition.
Mandarin Oriental Arts Fellowship Program

Abigail Child  (USA・Film, Video, & Photography)
A month-long residency at Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo to meet with artists and critics and to conduct research for a new film.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Jessica Grindstaff (USA・Theater)
A 9- week fellowship to study with Butoh and Bunraku artists in Japan and to visit the Fukushima region to capture visual, aural, and personal stories, informing a new theater work.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Bonnie Marranca (USA・Arts Criticism)
A 1-month grant to research Fluxus artist Dick Higgins’s unique Graphis scores in the archives of the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *1

Aki Onda (USA・Music)
A 2-month research trip to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan to trace the legacy of Dr. José M. Maceda’s influence on contemporary experimental performance.
Humanities Fellowship

Haeyun Park (USA・Art History)
A dissertation fellowship to conduct research in Japan on the trans-Pacific development of video art from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Fiona Templeton (USA・Theater)
A 2-month fellowship to conduct research on the Itako shamans of northern Japan to inform a new theater work.
Humanities Fellowship

 

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*1 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

*2 "Porter A. McCray Fellow" was established in honor of his contribution as the first director to the John D. Rockefeller III Fund

◆ Fellowship Grants to Individuals

From Japan

Aisuke Kondo (Visual Art)
a three-month grant to conduct research on the living conditions of Japanese Americans interned in the United States during World War II.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Aya Momose (Visual Art)
a six-month grant to conduct research on the work of American artist Vito Acconci, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund/Porter A. McCray Fellow *1

Akane Nakamura (Arts Administration)
a six-month grant to conduct research on the current state of performing arts in Southeast Asia, and learn more about platforms for contemporary artistic productions in Asia.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Fuyuka Shindo (Visual Art)
a six-month grant to conduct research on Horace Capron, an adviser for the development of Hokkaido during Japan’s Meiji era, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.
Japan-United States Arts Program/Kimpei Nakamura Fellow *3

Ami Yamasaki (Visual Art/Performing Arts)
a six-month grant to research on the poetry scene and the art forms in a wide range of disciplines, and to conduct interviews with artists, curators, and locals in New York City.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Yoshiji Yokoyama (Theater)
a six-month grant to research Asian performing artists who are based in the United States and study current methods in the performance studies field.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

 

To Japan

Johann Dietrich (USA・Visual Art / Sound Art)
A three-week collaboration with Kyoto-based sound artist Eisuke Yanagisawa to research the unheard, subtle, and “weak” sounds of Kyoto’s soundscape.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Yanghee Lee (USA・Dance)
Participation in Tadashi Suzuki’s Toga International Arts Festival in Toyama prefecture and exploration into dance and theater activities in Tokyo and Kyoto during a three-month grant.
Japan-United States Arts Program/ACC Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Ming-Hua Yeh (Taiwan・Dance)
Research into and observation of traditional and contemporary dance in Japan during a three-month grant.
 ACC Taiwan Foundation Fellowship Program

Zac Zinger (USA・Music / Shakuhachi)
Research into traditional Japanese music in Tokyo during a four-month fellowship.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

◆ Grants to Institutions

Arts Maebashi – Gunma, Japan
The participation of American visual artist Matthew Moore in a residency program and group show at Arts Maebashi in fall 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Asia Society – New York City, US
The participation of artists and performers from Japan in the production Recycling: Washi Tales in March 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

NPO Dance Box – Hyogo, Japan
To support the participation of choreographer Darrell Jones and his company dancer from Chicago in a collaborative residency in Dance Box, Kobe, Japan in May 2017.
Japan-United States Arts Program

ISSUE Project Room – New York City, US
To support Nao Nishihara’s collaborative performance with New York-based composer and performert Aki Onda at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn in November 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City, US
To support the participation of Japanese film director Naomi Kawase to present and talk at her retrospective screening at MoMA from June 25 – July 14, 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Trisha Brown Dance Company – New York City, US
The company’s participation in the festival KYOTO EXPERIMENT in March 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum) – Tokyo, Japan
To support Chinese Artist Lei Lei’s participation in the 2017 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in February, 2017.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

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*1 "Porter A. McCray Fellow" was established in honor of his contribution as the first director to the John D. Rockefeller III Fund

*2 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

*3 "Kimpei Nakamura Fellow" was established in honor of the support from Kimpei Nakamura (ACC Grantee 1970).

 

◆ Fellowship Grants to Individuals

From Japan

Keigo Ayusawa (Hidejiro Honjo) (Music)
for a six-month grant to conduct research on contemporary music, and to meet artists, musicians, and scholars.
Japan-United States Arts Program/Kimpei Nakamura Fellow *1

AKI INOMATA (Visual Art)
for a three-month grant to observe contemporary art activities, meet artists and curators, and participate in an artist residency program in the United States.
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund

Akiko Kitamura (Dance)
for a three-month grant to conduct research on traditional dance and martial arts in Cambodia, Myanmar, and India.
Japan-United States Arts Program/Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Yasuno Miyauchi (music)
for a six-month grant to conduct research on contemporary music, meet artists and curators, and observe performing arts activities in the U.S.
Japan-United States Arts Program/Saison Foundation Fellow *2

Nao Nishihara (Visual Art)
for a six-month grant to observe contemporary art activities, visit museums and galleries, and meet artists and curators in the U.S.
Japan-United States Arts Program/BHR Memorial Fund/Porter A. McCray Fellow *3

Kohei Nishikawa (Music)
for a three-month grant to conduct research on the nose flute tradition in Taiwan.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

To Japan

Dungi Sumi 舒米如妮  (Taiwan・Visual Art)
to support a one-month trip to research various models of community-building through art activities in Japan.
ACC Taiwan Foundation Fellowship Program

David Neumann (USA・Theater)
to support a two-week trip to Japan in order to observe performances at the National Noh Theater and meet with members of the traditional dance and theater communities in Tokyo.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Michael Pestel (USA・Music)
to support travel to Japan in order to perform and collaborate with musicians and artists in Tokyo.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Nhat Tran (USA・Visual Art)
to support participation as a guest researcher at the Kyoto City University of Arts in the use of urushi lacquer in large-scale public art from October to December 2015.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

◆Grants to Institutions

Fractured Atlas (Line Storm Productions) – Bethany, CT, U.S.
to enable American collaborators Elise Thoron and Karen Kandel to travel to Kyoto and Tokyo in order to prepare for the Japanese premiere of Recycling: Washi Tales in June 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Fringe Arts – Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
To support the participation of playwright Toshiki Okada and performers from Japan on the U.S. tour of Okada’s newest project, God Bless Baseball, in January and February 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

ISSUE Project Room – New York, NY, U.S.
to support the participation of Akio Suzuki on a two-week tour in September 2015.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Japan Society – New York, NY, U.S.
to support the participation of Japanese experimental artist Otomo Yoshihide in a collaborative residency at Japan Society in May 2016.
Japan-United States Arts Program

Music From Japan – New York, NY, U.S.
to enable composer Misato Mochizuki and musicologist Yuji Numano to participate in public programs in connection with Music From Japan’s 41st season.
Japan-United States Arts Program

PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication – Tokyo, Japan
to support the participation of the Wooster Group in Sound Live Tokyo in December 2015.
Japan-United States Arts Program

 

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*1 "Kimpei Nakamura Fellow" was established in honor of the support from Kimpei Nakamura (ACC Grantee 1970).

*2 "ACC Saison Foundation Fellow" is awarded to individuals supported by the annual grant from the Saison Foundation to ACC.

*3 "Porter A. McCray Fellow" was established in honor of his contribution as the first director to the John D. Rockefeller III Fund

 

◆個人フェローシップ(助成年度順)*1963〜2019年まで 計 350 名

1963年~1969年
1970年~1979年
1980年~1989年
1990年~1999年
2000年~2009年
2010年〜2019年

◆団体助成(助成年度順)*1963〜2019年まで 計 52 団体

助成団体/プロジェクト一覧


◆プロジェクト参加者・団体名 *1963〜2019年まで 計 249 名、12 団体

1964年~1969年
1970年~1979年
1980年~1989年
1990年~1999年
2000年~2009年
2010年~2019年

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