The Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, FIAC, is a non-profit, US incorporated organization established in New York City in 2003. FIAC's main purpose is to promote the knowledge and the appreciation of the Italian cultural and artistic traditions from the classical period to modern times in the United States and it works in closely with the Italian Ministry of Culture to accomplish this mission. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and exhibitions, FIAC acts as an intermediary between Italy and the United States to facilitate exchanges between American and Italian institutions. FIAC encourages all US institutions and individuals interested in Italian art and culture and the planning of events to contact the Foundation to discuss future collaborative opportunities.