The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory is an arts organization founded on the belief that international perspectives are key to fostering a relevant and informed dialogue about art, design, and theory. To further this mission, IICAT supports an international Artist-In-Residency program and a gallery project that exhibits worldwide.

The residency hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants.

Exhibitions are supported by the Archive Space Project, which was founded in 2007 by Anne Daley in the Crane Archive Space Gallery of the Crane Arts Building (Philadelphia, PA). The Archive Space Project exhibits worldwide now but remains dedicated to fostering a collaborative relationship between artist and curator, and to provide international exposure to emerging artists and curators.