The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. (IAF), established in 1947, is a non-for profit 501©(3), tax-exempt corporation that pursues a unique form of cultural diplomacy, presenting Italian realities to U.S. audiences.


What is cultural diplomacy ?

The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. has adopted “cultural diplomacy” to describe its mission, referring to the staging of cultural events, art, musical and other programmes, together with the publication of materials, notably the Italian Journal,  that will present Italian realities –past and present–to US audiences. Our concerts and symposia, exhibitions and performances are designed to provide uplifting experiences in which Italianita is the essential subject. Italian Academy Foundation artists are articulate ambassadors; their art, a brilliant discourse that promotes mutuality and understanding.