2013 ACC Fellowships Now Open for Application


Asian Cultural Council Annual Fellowship Grants for Artists

NOW Calling for Applications

Extended Application Deadline: 16 November 2012


The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has opened its applications for fellowships to be awarded in 2013 and invites arts professionals in Hong Kong, Macau, China and other Asian countries to apply for funds to support specialized training, conduct research, and pursue creative activities in the United States or other countries in Asia. Programs ranging in duration from three months to one year will be considered.

Deadline for applications is 16 November 2012 for programs to be carried out from July 2013 to December 2014.

Arts organizations, educational and cultural institutions are also eligible to apply to the Council for support for projects of significant importance which involve cultural exchange between Asia and the United States or regional exchange among the countries of Asia.

The ACC’s program covers all the visual and performing arts, both contemporary and traditional. Fields of awards include archeology, architecture (design, history, and theory), arts management, art criticism, art history, conservation, crafts, dance, film and video, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and theater.


Application Procedures

Individuals and institutions wishing to apply for grant support should apply to the appropriate offices as below.

If you are a citizen/permanent resident of:

Hong Kong, China, or Macau ► apply via ACC Hong Kong

中國大陸、香港及澳門境內申請者► 請前往亞洲文化協會香港分會

Japan ► apply via ACC Japan


Taiwan ► apply via ACC Taiwan

台灣境內個人獎助金申請者 ► 請前往亞洲文化協會台灣分會

The United States of America or other Asian countries within ACC’s purview ► please apply via ACC New York (Headquarters Website)


Final decisions will be made by the Council’s Board of Trustees in New York at its meeting to be held in May 2013. All applicants will be notified of their application results following the meeting.

The Asian Cultural Council, founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1963, is a non-profit foundation based in New York which supports cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and the countries of Asia. For almost five decades, ACC has supported almost 6,000 arts professionals, many of whom are now prominent members of the arts communities in their home countries.


More information on the ACC fellowship programs and its application procedures is available here.

Click here to download the press release in English and Chinese.


Media Contact:

Christina Chung | Tel: 2895-0407 | Fax: 2576-7206 | Email: cchung@acc.org.hk