Asian Arts & Culture Program UMASS

School (Higher Ed Arts Program / Department)

The Asian Arts & Culture Program at the Fine Arts Center is a unique source for enjoying, experiencing and understanding Asian Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, five college area and the western Massachusetts region. The program is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of its residents through singular multidisciplinary and cross-cultural artistic performances and educational events by traditional and contemporary artists and scholars from Asia, the Middle East and the world. Each season presents a varied roster of events that include dance, music, theater performances, films, talks, festivals, tours and community gatherings that are suitable for children K-12 grades and adults.


Primary Discipline


Additional Disciplines

Music - Traditional


Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Performance / Concert / Reading


  • Massachusetts State Senate Citation Award 2013
  • Massachusetts State Senate Citation Award 2007
  • Japan Society of Boston John E. Thayer III Award 2008

Professional Associations

  • Association of Arts Presenters
  • Arts Presenters of Northern New England
  • New England Presenters

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1993
  • Approx. 25 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round