AICA’s year-round programming supports, celebrates, and promotes individuals and institutions demonstrating excellence in art criticism. We organize lectures and panels and host regional conferences and symposia. Two of our most important ongoing programs, the Young Art Critic's Mentoring Program and the Art Writing Workshop, engage accomplished art critics to mentor emerging writers.
AICA supports art writers around the world through public programs and membership that includes free access to museums across the globe. Since its formation in 1950, AICA has been committed to elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.