The Asian Cultural Council supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.
Our online application is now open, and the deadline to apply will be December 1st, 2016. To access the application system, and for information on guidelines and eligibility, please refer to the links below.
If you are an organization interested in applying to ACC, please visit our Organization Guidelines and Application page.
The Asian Cultural Council's online application form is now open, and the deadline to apply will be December 1st, 2016. To apply, you must be a registered nonprofit organization. Organizations without non-profit status must apply through a fiscal sponsor. Commercial and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
Since ACC's program resources are focused on fellowships to individuals, grants to organizations are usually modest in number and size and generally support the participation of artists, scholars, and specialists from the United States or Asia in activities administered by the applicant organization. The participant(s) for which an organization is requesting support must be travelling outside of their home country to take part in the project.
The majority of ACC's grants are awarded after our May board meeting. Since we are unable to provide support retroactively, the project for which your organization is seeking funding should begin no earlier than June 1st of the year after you apply.
Disciplines Funded ACC supports projects in the following disciplines:
Literature (for projects to
and from Japan only)
Eligible Countries Project participants must originate from, and be travelling to, the following countries:
Hong Kong SAR
Projects NOT Funded by the Asian Cultural Council
projects not involving international travel
commercial and for-profit entities
commercial and industrial design
production costs (including film, video, touring, etc.)
general operating and administrative costs
undergraduate and secondary school study
youth training programs
How to Submit an Application Our application system is now open: please click here to access it. Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:
An Application Form providing your organization's contact details, a summary of the proposed project and the individual participant(s) for whom you are seeking support, and other related information.
Proof of your organization's 501(c)3 status (for U.S. organizations) or non-governmental status (for organizations outside of the U.S.)
Biographies or Resumes of the individual participant(s) for whom your organization is seeking support.
Work samples Samples of your organization's (or participants') past work, consisting of no more than 25 images, 15 minutes of sound/video, and/or 15 pages of text. (Optional but recommended)
ABudgetsummarizing all expenses associated with your organization's project, and how much you will be requesting specifically from ACC.
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