Asian Cultural Council Grants

Application deadline:   November 2, 2015

The Asian Cultural Council supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.

To apply, you must be an artist, an arts or humanities professional, a scholar, or a graduate/post-graduate student in a related field. Your country of permanent residence must be within Asia or the United States, and your proposed project must take place outside of your home country, also in either the United States or Asia.

Please note that our fellowship grants are process-oriented, not product-oriented. They are intended for exploration, not exhibition.

The majority of ACC’s grants are awarded after our May board meeting. Since we are unable to provide support retroactively, the project for which you are seeking funding should begin no earlier than June 1st of the year after you apply.

Disciplines Funded
ACC supports individuals working in the following disciplines:
Archaeology, Film/Video, Architecture, Literature (for projects to and from Japan only), Art History, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Arts Criticism, Music, Conservation, Photography, Crafts, Theater, Curation, Visual Art, Dance

Eligible Countries
Applicants must originate from, and be travelling to, the following countries:

Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Bhutan, Korea, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, East Timor, Mongolia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, United States, India, Nepal

Projects NOT Funded by the Asian Cultural Council

  • activities conducted by individuals in their home countries
  • commercial and industrial design
  • film and video production costs
  • individual artist exhibitions and performance tours
  • publications
  • undergraduate and secondary school study
  • full tuition costs — ACC can help cover living and travel expenses for graduate/post-graduate students only
  • projects retroactively

For complete information about this opportunity, see: