2018 Fellowships Now Open for Application


Asian Cultural Council Annual Fellowship Grants for Artists
Now Calling for Applications

Application Deadline: 1 p.m., November 10, 2017

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has opened its applications for fellowships to be awarded in 2018 and invites arts professionals in China, Hong Kong, and Macau, to apply for cultural exchange fellowships to support specialized arts and humanities related exploration, study and research that involve international travel and cultural exchange, either between Asia and the U.S. or across regions in Asia.

The ACC program covers the visual and performing arts, both contemporary and traditional. Fields of awards include archeology, architecture (design, history, and theory), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, conservation, crafts,
curation, dance, ethnomusicology, film and video, museum studies, music, photography, theater and visual art.

Application Procedures

Individuals from the regions of China, Hong Kong, and Macau wishing to apply for an ACC fellowship program should complete and submit the Council’s online application form at:
www.asianculturalcouncil.org.hk/en/app/information_and_deadline on or before 1 p.m. Hong Kong time on November 10, 2017.

Interested parties from other Asian countries or the U.S. should visit the Council’s headquarters website for appropriate application procedures:
www.asianculturalcouncil.org . Final decisions will be made by the Council in May 2018, and applicants will be notified of their application results thereafter.

Briefing and Sharing Session

ACC Hong Kong 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
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm at the ACC Hong Kong office. 2013 Asian Cultural Council Fellow, Yeung Yang will be our featured guest, and will share her ACC fellowship experience with prospective applicants. The session will be conducted in Cantonese, with English consecutive interpretation provided upon request. Seats are limited, and registration is required. Please refer to the ACC Hong Kong website for more details.

About the Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council, founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1963, is a non-profit foundation headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei and Tokyo. It
advances international understanding by supporting individual artists and specialists to pursue exploration, study and research in the United States and Asia. For five decades, ACC has awarded over 6,000 fellowships and grants to arts institutions and arts professionals, many of whom are now prominent members of the arts communities in their home countries.


For more information on ACC and its application guidelines, please visit: www.asianculturalcouncil.org.hk/en/app/information_and_deadline 

Photo Courtesy of Nadim Abbas (2014 Fellow)