Due to Covid-19-related restrictions on international travel, ACC will be accepting new proposals on a rolling schedule. Applications for this program are currently only accepted for applicants who are citizens or residing in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan. Applications for applicants from other countries/regions will open in early 2022, please review the general timeline on the ACC website.
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) supports international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange and nurtures the individual talents of artists and scholars in Asia and the United States.
Grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States or citizens and permanent residents of the countries of Asia, from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia. Asian individuals seeking grant assistance to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the U.S. or among the countries of Asia in the visual and performing arts are eligible to apply. Americans seeking grant support to undertake similar activities in Asia are also eligible to apply.
Individuals are not funded for activities in their home country, nor is funding available to support undergraduate tuition or study abroad.