李建軍 (2017會友)

FAQ

The following questions are updated periodically, based on common queries received by our team.

 

grant categories

  1. What is the difference between New York Fellowship and Individual Fellowship?

eligibility

  1. Am I considered a “professional” artist if I don’t make my living from my art?
  2. Are early-career or established applicants more likely to receive funding?
  3. I am living in the US to pursue my MA studies, but I also hold citizenship in mainland China. Am I eligible to apply for a Graduate Scholarship?

proposals

  1. What do you mean by “process not production”?
  2. My organization is inviting an overseas artist to Hong Kong to participate in our project. Can we apply for funding to support our guest artist’s travel costs?
  3. I am a graduate student in a university in Hong Kong and I need to conduct field work abroad for my dissertation research.
  4. I have been accepted to an artist-in-residence program in San Francisco. Can I apply for a Travel Grant to support my airfare between Hong Kong and San Francisco?
  5. My dance company was invited to participate in a major arts festival in Berlin. Can I submit an application to support airfare and accommodation for my dancers?

research trip

  1. Is it possible to split my New York Fellowship into two separate trips?
  2. I thought ACC only supports travel to the US. What if my research only requires traveling within Asia? Can I apply for travel to other region(s) in Asia instead?
  3. Is there a limit on how many countries I can visit?

funding

  1. I would like to start my fellowship as soon as the funding period begins. If my application is successful, how soon will I receive my grant payment?
  2. Does Graduate Fellowship cover tuition costs?
  3. If I request a smaller amount of funding, am I more likely to get a grant?

FluidReview – online application portal

  1. I have submitted my online applications and provided the emails of my referees. How do I know whether my referees have submitted their reference letters?
  2. May I submit my application in a language other than English?
  3. I forgot my username and/or password, who should I contact?

grant categories

  1. What is the difference between New York Fellowship and Individual Fellowship?

    Both New York Fellowship and Individual Fellowship are open for individual artists and scholars to apply, they differ in terms of support. The New York Fellowship is a six-month exploratory research program in New York City and includes ACC housing. The Individual Fellowship can range between one and six months, and is a more self-driven research. It can cover cultural exchange to anywhere in the US or Asia. Housing is not included in this Fellowship.

eligibility

  1. Am I considered a “professional” artist if I don’t make my living from my art?

    As long as you have demonstrated evidence of sustained commitment to your practice, we will consider you as a “professional” artist regardless of your ability to support yourself from your art.

  2. Are early-career or established applicants more likely to receive funding?

    ACC does not privilege either. More importantly, an ACC grant is not an award for previous work. A candidate who has achieved renown will not be competitive if their proposal does not meet our criteria for cultural engagement and impact. On the other hand, a recent graduate who has produced little work is also not likely to be competitive. Past grant recipients range in age from their 20s to their 80s, so there are no age restrictions.

  3. I am living in the US to pursue my MA studies, but I also hold citizenship in mainland China. Am I eligible to apply for a Graduate Scholarship?

    Yes, please refer to our guidelines for further details on the Graduate Scholarship.

proposals

  1. What do you mean by “process not production”?

    Because ACC’s mission is focused first and foremost on cultural exchange, fellowships are primarily made to support travel that results in cultural immersion; meaningful engagement; significant contributions to greater cross-cultural understanding; peer-to-peer dialogue, relationship-building, or exchange of best practices. ACC does not support touring, performance, exhibition, or other types of travel focused on the production of work or audience-driven outcomes. This does not mean you cannot have an end-goal of creating or showing new work. However, successful proposals will show a strong commitment to engaging in a process of discovery.

  2. My organization is inviting an overseas artist to Hong Kong to participate in our project. Can we apply for funding to support our guest artist’s travel costs?

    Please refer to the list of eligible countries to ensure your artist is from a country eligible for our grant, as well as guidelines for Organisation Grant.

  3. I am a graduate student in a university in Hong Kong and I need to conduct field work abroad for my dissertation research.

    Yes, please refer to our guidelines for the Individual Fellowship.

  4. I have been accepted to an artist-in-residence program in San Francisco. Can I apply for a Travel Grant to support my airfare between Hong Kong and San Francisco?

    Unfortunately travel grants are not open for the 2020 application cycle.

  5. My dance company was invited to participate in a major arts festival in Berlin. Can I submit an application to support airfare and accommodation for my dancers?

    Unfortunately we do not support projects outside of the US and Asia. ACC aims to promote cultural exchange and understanding between Asia and the US, and regions within Asia.

research trip

  1. Is it possible to split my New York Fellowship into two separate trips?

    No, because the purpose of the New York Fellowship Program is to provide cultural immersion and cross-cultural exchange for an extended period of time in New York City and the US. For this program, we can only support applications that can commit to a consecutive period of six-months. For a shorter stay or a more self-directed program (i.e.: you do not need us to arrange accommodation), you may consider applying for an Individual Fellowship.

  2. I thought ACC only supports travel to the US. What if my research only requires traveling within Asia? Can I apply for travel to other region(s) in Asia instead?

    Yes, you are welcome to apply through our Individual Fellowship Program. You can read a featured article about an ACC fellow who undertook an intra-Asia exchange here.

  3. Is there a limit on how many countries I can visit?

    There is no limit, but because cultural immersion and deep engagement are priorities, proposals for short trips to a number of different countries may be less competitive. A strong case should be made for why it is necessary to visit each country to carry out your proposed research.

funding

  1. I would like to start my fellowship as soon as the funding period begins. If my application is successful, how soon will I receive my grant payment?

    Once we have informed you of your successful application in June, additional time is still required to administer your grant agreement and process payment requests. As such, we advise you to plan your fellowship for a later start date after June, in case your research planning cannot take place prior to securing funding, or if the money must be received before activities can begin.

  2. Does Graduate Fellowship cover tuition costs?

    No, ACC fellowships do not provide support for tuition costs. We support living costs and international travel for students who are pursuing post-graduate studies in the visual and performing arts in the US.

  3. If I request a smaller amount of funding, am I more likely to get a grant?

    If the submitted budget is too small for the scope of the project described, it might appear that you have not done enough research and are not qualified to carry out the project. Your budget should be a realistic estimate of the project costs based on research and your best judgement. If your application is successful, ACC staff may advise you on the final budget.

FluidReview – online application portal

  1. I have submitted my online applications and provided the emails of my referees. How do I know whether my referees have submitted their reference letters?

    After you provide your referees’ emails in your application, they will receive an automated email instructing them how to upload their reference letters via FluidReview, our online application system. You will receive an email confirmation when each letter has been uploaded there. Applicants and referees should add application@accny.org to their email list to avoid emails from the application system falling into their spam folders. If you have not received a confirmation email, you are welcome to contact our office and we will check whether we have received the recommendation letters.

  2. May I submit my application in a language other than English?

    All applications must be submitted in English. Applicants from mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau may choose to complete a dual-language application in both Chinese and English, but it is not required.

  3. I forgot my username and/or password, who should I contact?

    If you have forgotten your username and/or password, click on the forgot password or username link on the login page. An email will be sent with instructions on how to reset your username and/or password to the email address you provided when you created your account.

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