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Asian Cultural Council
New York Office

437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York
USA 10022-7001
Tel: (212) 812-4300
Fax: (212) 812-4299
acc@accny.org
http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/

Tokyo Office
Asian Cultural Council
Japan-United States Arts Program
1-16-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
Tel: (81) 3-3535-0287
Fax: (81) 3-3535-5565
jusap@gol.com

Hong Kong Office
Asian Cultural Council
Hong Kong Arts Program
One Hysan Avenue, Suite 1503
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2895-0407
Fax: (852) 2576-7206
acchk@netvigator.com

Taipei Office
Asian Cultural Council
Taiwan Fellowship Program
303 Chung-Hsiao E. Road, Sec. 4, Fl 10-2
Taipei, Taiwan 106
Tel: (886) 2-8771-8836
Fax: (886) 2-8771-8844
acctpe@tpts4.seed.net.tw
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Asian Cultural Council 
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has been supporting cultural exchange between the U.S. and the countries of Asia in the fields of the visual and performing arts through fellowship grants for individual artists and organizations. ACC’s headquarters are in New York and it has branch offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Founding in 1963 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the organization has provided support for more than 4,000 American and Asian artists in its first 44 years of operation. The Council’s programs and operations are funded mainly through donations from American and Asian individuals, foundations and corporations.

ACC’s main programs involve providing projects under which Asian artists, scholars and arts specialists can conduct arts-related surveys, research or study tours in the U.S., or engage in artistic activities. The Council also provides aid for American artists, etc, wishing to study or engage in artistic activities in Asia and for arts or educational organizations conducting important cultural exchange projects between Asia and the U.S. Although they are fewer in number, ACC also supports some cultural exchange projects conducted solely within the Asian region.
The programs presently being provided are listed below.

• ACC Fellowships and Projects
• ACC Residency Program in Asia
• Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program
• Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
• Hong Kong Arts Program
• Humanities Fellowship Program
• Japan-United States Arts Program
• Mekong Region Fellowship Program
• Philippines Fellowship Program
• Starr Foundation Fellowship Program
• Taiwan Fellowship Program
• John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award

ACC Fellowships and Projects are provided for individuals and for organizations.
+Programs for individual fellowship
Applications for grants are accepted from Asian artists, scholars and arts specialists wishing to conduct arts-related surveys, research or study tours or engage in artistic activities in the U.S. and from American artists, scholars and arts specialists wish to engage in the same types of activities for the purpose of studying or deepening understanding of Asian arts and culture in Asia. The grant periods range from one to six months and cover expenses including round-trip air fare, traveling costs and living cost while in the country of choice, as well as expenses for related materials like books and research materials. Medical insurance is also paid for during the grant period for fellowship recipients from Asia. There are also partial fellowships for people receiving support from other sources as well. Grants are not given for activities conducted in one’s own country such as exhibitions and performances, university course tuitions and the like.
+Support for organizations
Arts or educational organizations conducting very important cultural exchange projects between the U.S. and Asia are eligible to apply for grants. Because ACC focuses primarily on grants for programs involving individuals, the scale of these organizational grants is smaller.

The areas in which grants are given include both the traditional and contemporary arts in the fields of painting, sculpture. Photography, print-making, music, dance, theater, film, video, art history, art restoration, literature, crafts, art museum science, archaeology, architectural studies, etc. Grants are not given in the fields of arts education, commercial design, mass communications, landscaping, architecture, city planning and film and video production.

The outline of the Japan-United States Arts Program for fellowship programs between Japan and the U.S. is as follows.
+Japan-United States Arts Program
ACC’s Japan-United States Arts Program is designed primarily to promote exchange in the arts between Japan and the U.S. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, annual funding has been provided by the Saison Foundation, with the U.S. side of the program being conducted by the New York headquarters and the Japanese side conducted from ACC’s Tokyo office.

How to apply for grants
Individuals and organizations wishing to apply for grants under this program can send an outline of their project proposal along with their address, name, telephone and Fax numbers, and area of activity (Ex: Art--painting, Music--composition) to the appropriate address below.

Inquires regarding application in Japan:
Asian Cultural Council
Japan-United States Arts Program
1-16-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
Tel: (81) 3-3535-0287
Fax: (81) 3-3535-5565
E-mail: jusap@gol.com


In the U.S.:
Asian Cultural Council
New York Office
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York
USA 10022-7001
Tel: (212) 812-4300
Fax: (212) 812-4299
E-mail: acc@accny.org
http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/
 
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