Americas Society promotes the understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that define and challenge the Americas today, from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of Argentina. We believe that innovative artistic expression is vital to free societies and provides an invaluable window on the ever-evolving reality of our Hemisphere. Understanding the people and societies of the region is essential to promoting our agenda of democracy, the rule of law, and free trade.
As a not-for-profit institution, Americas Society is financed by membership dues and contributions from corporations, foundations, individuals, and public agencies including, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Council on the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts. This wide base of public and private support enables Americas Society to offer programs of the highest caliber to a broad and diverse audience with a common interest in hemispheric affairs.