"The activities of the Asia Culture Research Institute and the ACT Center are carried out based on active international exchange. Through the residency program ACC-R, the ACC selects cultural creators and producers, researchers (scholars), and artists from around the world through international open calls, and provides them access to facilities, assistance and networking programs, etc., so they can freely realize their ideas and achieve new results expanding their genres and areas.
Artworks created at the ACC are presented at the ACC year-round through programs, including exhibitions, performances, and education, and some of these get circulated in the global market under the brand of “Made by ACC.” As a result of the ACC’s inaugural year, some 20 works of art cocreated at the ACC, including Ten Thousand Tigers, which was cosponsored by the ACC, Singapore’s Esplanade, Sydney’s Carriageworks, and the Vienna Festival, are currently touring some 150 places in the world including the Volksbühne Berlin, Beijing’s Penghao Theatre, the UK’s Tate Modern, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, and so on.
Moreover, to contribute to the cultural prosperity of Asia and the international community, the ACC seeks to perform the role of a pivot of the Asian arts and culture community and a bridge connecting the community to the world by signing memoranda of understanding with prominent international arts and culture institutions and carrying out collaborative projects. By annually carrying out events related to Asian traditional music, dance, story-telling, and spaces of creative work, the ACC prepares opportunities among different Asian nations for mutual understanding and communication through culture by way of building cooperation and exchange networks among Asian governments, cultural institutions, and experts."