From the Director

We are sad to inform you that ISE Cultural Foundation NY has to close its doors due to a sudden decision made by our headquarters in Tokyo.

The current location of the NY office will be closed indefinitely on December 31, 2016.

After this unexpected notice was delivered, we searched for any possibility to continue our activities in New York. However, we could not overturn the decision in Japan.

Since 1984 for 32 years ISE Cultural Foundation NY has been working as a 501-C3 non-profit organization to support mainly artists and curators. It is so regrettable and disappointing that we have to stop our activities in the middle of operation.

We deeply appreciate your support and friendship to the foundation for such a long time and we apologize any inconvenience caused by this closure.

We wish you a Happy New Year and the very best in your future.

Thank you so much.


Tomi Ise, Director

December 6, 2016

*This website will be remaining after the closure.

*New Mailing Address after January 1, 2017:

ISE Cultural Foundation

JAF Post Office / 421 8th Avenue #795 New York, NY  10116