TransCultural Exchange's mission is to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through high-quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and, most notably, a biennale Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts.
Since its grassroots inception in 1989, TransCultural Exchange has worked directly with hundreds of artists, arts organizations, foundations, galleries, museums, and cultural centers in 60 countries to produce over 350 exhibitions. The organization also provides professional development resources, new markets, and career opportunities for hundreds of artists; and facilitates new partnerships and exchanges between international organizations and educational institutions, leading to increased visibility, cultural understanding and economic activity. TransCultural Exchange's website also is a major source of information for artists and those who support them. The site features links to dedicated portals documenting the organization's exhibitions, exchanges, and biennale Conferences and to other organizations, funders, exhibition calls, and employment opportunities. In 2010, TransCultural Exchange expanded its range of resources to include an international advisory board.