About CIP

The UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance (CIP) is dedicated to performing arts research and experimentation that promote better understanding and appreciation across cultures. Our aim is to stimulate artistic practices that respond to the realities of our global environment. Situated in one of the country's major research universities, the work of Center staff and affiliated faculty generally focuses on helping future leaders strengthen their ability to work in intercultural and interdisciplinary ways. An integral part of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture and the Department of World Arts and Cultures, CIP has become a national and international resource with a special emphasis on international exchange, creative collaboration, research and publications, and film/video documentation.


Since its inception in 1995, CIP has brought together internationally recognized artists, scholars, writers, filmmakers, arts professionals, and educators. Viewed as a catalyst for advanced work in the creative and scholarly fields, CIP has demonstrated its ability to respond to the changing needs of our times. The Center has hosted a total of 17 international residencies and 250 artists from Asia, USA and Israel at UCLA and in Indonesia. On the local and national level, CIP has produced three performing arts Festivals (World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles). The Center has also administered two international touring projects and produced a series of publications and media on the performing Arts. The Center has demonstrated the ability to identify and implement projects of current concern to the field and set new standards that serve as a foundation on which others may build