ACC Announces 2020 Mainland China and Hong Kong Fellowship Recipients


ACC Announces 2020 Mainland China and Hong Kong Fellowship Recipients


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cultural exchange is profound, yet the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is committed in maintaining international connectivity and nurturing talented individuals through both traditional and innovative approaches to international engagement and creative collaboration.


Josephine Wai, Director of ACC Hong Kong, said, “Support for artists during the current crisis is key to ensuring a vibrant cultural life in post Covid-19 period.  To prepare us for a very different future, the 2020 cohort of grantees have adopted innovative ways with digital technology to maintain our international connectivity. I am extremely grateful to our sponsors for their foresights in investing in the future and sustaining the creative sector in this challenging time.”


The ACC is pleased to announce the recipients in mainland China and Hong Kong of the 2020 fellowship:


HKETONY-ACC Fellowship
Enoch Cheng
Visual Artist & Curator
A 6-month extension of the New York Fellowship to continue and broaden research on art practices and cultural responses in New York City under pandemic conditions


HKETONY-ACC Fellowship
Cheuk Wing Nam
Visual Artist
A 6-month New York Fellowship to pursue interdisciplinary research on interactive media, electronic arts, and experimental music through online and in-person exchange in the U.S.


Hsin Chong-K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund: Tsinghua-MIT Exchange Program
Guo Yong
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
A 4-month Individual Fellowship to participate in the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) at MIT as a visiting scholar in 2021.


Altius Fellowship
Lau Hochi
M.F.A. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
A 1-year Graduate Scholarship to continue in his third and final year of an M.F.A. program at Carnegie Mellon.


Altius Fellowship
Lee Kai Chung
Visual Artist
A 5-month Individual Fellowship to conduct field and archival research on local histories in China and North Korea.


Lee Hysan Foundation-ACC Fellowship
Lee Wing Ki
Researcher and Visual Artist
A 15 to 18-month Individual Fellowship to conduct research on media archaeology and digital humanities in the U.S. and Japan through a hybrid program of online research and in-person exchange.                                                                                                                                                                           


Lee Hysan Foundation-ACC Fellowship
Wayson Poon
Dance Artist/Choreographer
A 3-month grant supplement to enable virtual engagement and travel to Japan to explore contemporary movement practice.


Hsin Chong-K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund: Young Architect Award
Arnold Wong
A 3-week Individual Fellowship to research how Air Rights and Modular Integration Construction are applied in significant housing and architectural projects in the U.S.


Altius Fellowship
Wong Chi-ching
A 2-month Individual Fellowship to meet and exchange with artists specializing in traditional crafts and music in Japan.


Lady Fung Fellowship
Helen Yu
A 2-month Individual Fellowship to participate in the Aspen Music Festival and School in through a hybrid program of virtual masterclass in 2020 and in-person travel in summer 2021.


Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship
No Discipline Limited
A 1-year Organization/Project Grant to support an artist-in-residence program promoting cross-cultural research, collaboration, and experimentation through virtual activities.


About Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong

Since 1986, ACC Hong Kong has supported more than 620 artists in 20 disciplines from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau for programs of advanced study and research in the US and across Asia. ACC HK is a partner foundation of the Asian Cultural Council, established in 1963 by John D Rockefeller 3rd, and has enabled more than 6,000 international exchange of artists, scholars and arts professionals in Asia and the US.  ACC is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Tokyo, and affiliated organizations in Hong Kong, Manila and Taipei.


Request for Proposals for 2021 Fellowships

To be announced in the first quarter of 2021. Please refer to ACC’s website:


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Photo Courtesy of Li Tin Lun, 
Otto  (2016 Fellow)