Asian Cultural Council Fellowships & Grants
Funding for a variety of programs
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.
The ACC’s geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan eastward through Japan. Because the Council’s grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from Southeast and East Asia, including the following countries: Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 1 for proposals to be considered at the spring meeting of the ACC’s trustees. A small number of requests in specific program areas may also be considered at a fall meeting, for which the application deadline is August 1.
Published: Friday, March 10, 2006