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:

Art HistoryLiterature (for projects to
Arts Administrationand from Japan only)
Arts CriticismMuseum Studies
CurationVisual Art

Eligible Countries
Project participants must originate from, and be travelling to, the following countries:

BruneiLaosSri Lanka
CambodiaMacau SARTaiwan
East TimorMongoliaVietnam
Hong Kong SARMyanmarUnited States