Our Impact

We believe that cultural exchange can transform the world, and that the arts are uniquely positioned to advance understanding and communication across cultures. Our work grows from our conviction that a lived experience in another culture has a significant impact on an individual’s work and worldview, as well as a ripple effect on communities worldwide.

Over five decades, ACC has invested over $100 million to support more than 6,000 exchanges across 16 artistic disciplines and 26 countries and regions. The global ACC family is an ever-growing network of alumni and partners. Together, we catalyze relationships that sow the seeds of lifelong partnerships and strengthen cross-cultural ties in the service of building a more peaceful world.

Our Offices

ACC is headquartered in New York City with regional offices supported by local ACC foundations and patron groups in Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo. Learn more about our team worldwide.

Our Grantees

Our grantees and alumni are the core of our work—they embody our mission of cultural exchange and together form a powerful network of artists, scholars, and arts professionals. Learn more about the ACC community and their fellowship experiences.

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