The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) — providing support to arts practitioners with funding and opportunities for research and cultural exchange between Asia, the US, and within Asia — will open its applications for grants and fellowships from November 1 to 30.

As an ACC grant recipient, artists, scholars, and arts professionals may pursue a diversity of projects from targeted research to open-ended cultural exploration. With a focus on process-driven activities that enable cultural immersion, relationship-building, and collaboration among peers, ACC grantees build international connections and personal experiences during their grant periods.

Since ACC’s founding 60 years ago, its grantmaking activities have nurtured mutual understanding, expanded individual artistic practices, contributed to new scholarship, and allowed grantees to share their experiences with local and global communities.

ACC has developed four distinct grant types to support immersive cultural exchange:

  • New York Fellowship – A six-month program based in New York City, with logistical and programmatic support from ACC staff
  • Individual Fellowship – One- to six-month program for individuals, or up to four collaborators, undertaking self-directed research
  • Graduate Fellowship – A living stipend for students from Asia pursuing graduate degrees in the US
  • Organization Grant – Grants supporting organizations engaged in projects that may benefit from cultural immersion, research, increased access to artistic communities, or cultural resources

Applicants may only apply for one type of grant during the 2024 grant cycle.  

Applications that focus on the relationship between the arts, technology, and culture, and/or propose exchange from the US to Southeast Asia are particularly encouraged in the 2024 global grant cycle. 

For more information on general eligibility, visit Asian Cultural Council — Fellowships and Grants

To learn more and view the 2024 application guidelines, visit

Applications will be accepted November 1–30, 2023. Candidates will be notified of application results in mid-May 2024.