our story begins in 1963 with the singular vision of supporting transformative cultural exchange between the United States and Asia through unique visual and performing arts and humanities projects.
are crafted and curated for the specific needs of each of our grantees, providing them rich and meaningful contact with leading institutions and key leaders in their fields.
extends across the globe with representation in Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Tokyo; spans disciplines and genres; and engages cultural leaders from the established to the emerging, in work from traditional to cutting edge.
reveal the power of authentic cultural dialogue, and our grants emphasize the creative and discovery processes and their impact on grantees, their communities, and the communities they visit.
Our grantees maintain active, creative lives through performances and exhibits throughout the world. See what they are doing now.
come from across the world, reflect a rich diversity of cultures and backgrounds, and enjoy the impact of their gift in the extraordinary work of our grantees.
to join the ranks of such artists as Takashi Murakami, Meredith Monk, Shen Wei, Robert Wilson, and Cai Guo-Qiang, among many of today’s masters.