The Arab Cultural Association is a politically independent, secular, non-profit organization, registered under Israeli law. It was founded in 1998 in response to the need to preserve the national and cultural identity of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. The ACA is made up of activists, community leaders and intellectuals who are dedicated to the overall development of Palestinian Arab society in Israel. The association aims to promote and represent Arab culture, while encouraging enrichment by the cultural trends of the peoples of the world in a spirit of enlightened democratic values.
Our mission is to combat the exclusion and marginalization of Israel's Palestinian citizens, by supporting community-based, educational projects in the fields of history, identity development, democracy, and culture. The organization strives to promote democratic ideals, including the building of a civil society within the state of Israel, and to counteract traditional ideologies of tribalism and political and religious fundamentalism.