2016 Fellowships Now Open for Application


Asian Cultural Council (ACC) fellowships to be awarded in 2016 is now open for application starting from September 1st, 2015. We warmly invite arts professionals in Hong Kong, Macau, and China to apply for cultural exchange fellowships through the ACC Hong Kong office to support specialized training, conduct research, and pursue creative activities in the United States or other regions in Asia. In general, programs range from three months to six months in duration.

Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm Hong Kong local time on
2 November, 2015
for programs to begin between July ‘16 to December ‘17.

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 program covers the visual and performing arts, both contemporary and traditional. Fields of award include archeology, architecture (design, history, and theory), art history, arts administration, art criticism, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, film and video, museology, music, painting/sculpture, photography, theater, and traditional arts.

Application Procedures
Applicants from the regions of Hong Kong, Macau and China should apply through the ACC Hong Kong office and can obtain an application form here beginning from September 1, 2015. Applications should be submitted on or before 5:00 pm Hong Kong local time on 2 November, 2015.

Interested parties from other Asian countries or the U.S. should visit the Council's headquarters website for appropriate application procedures.

Final decisions will be made by the Council in May 2016. All applicants will be notified of their application results following the meeting.

Briefing and Sharing Session
We will be offering a briefing and sharing session for interested applicants in order to provide more information on the content of an ACC fellowship program. The session will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the ACC Hong Kong office:

ACC Hong Kong
2001 Shiu Fung Hong Building
239 - 241 Wing Lok Street,
Sheung Wan

2015 HKETONY-ACC Fellowship recipient, Jass Leung will be our featured guest, and will be speaking on her own ACC trip to the U.S. which took place over the past summer. The session will be conducted in Cantonese. English consecutive interpretation will be provided upon request. Seats are limited, and registration is required. Please email Ms. Christina Chung at cchung@acc.org.hk to reserve a seat.

Media Contact:  
Christina Chung | Tel: 2895-0407 | Fax: 2576-7206 | Email:

- Photo: courtesy of ACC Fellow Wang Chong -