About CCAI

Mission Statement

To help facilitate and nurture an understanding between the oldest culture in the world and the United States American Culture. The CCAI helps to broaden this understanding through the exchange of cultural arts between the two societies. The oldest and deepest cultural roots of any society are in its dances. CCAI helps with the exchange of dance, art, culture, theatre and language.


CCAI has been working with the State of Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, and the City of Harrisburg to help bring about CCAI’s future Cultural & Arts Center. We are starting CCAI’s Capital Campaign to raise the funding to build a architecturally classic Chinese style culture center in the state capitol. With all of CCAI’s activities and events we hope to help the City prosper and grow and become an integral part of an emerging and vibrant Harrisburg. CCAI is in the right City at the right time. Money Magazine rated the City of Harrisburg as one of the up and coming 3 cities in the country. Kiplinger rated Harrisburg as one of the top to live in. And, we are located right in the middle of the major metro areas of the East Coast.

New Center DM PaintingAn example of what our plans are architecturally. (Painting by Diana Meng)

CCAI’s goal is to build a cultural center in Harrisburg that will act as another anchor in the growing cultural & arts vibrancy of the city. The cultural center will act as a magnet on the East Coast for Chinese cultural activities. We have a lot going for us: location, growing populations, the right timing, and our staff and founders. CCAI’s new center would become a cultural anchor for everyone and the cultural anchor of a vibrant business community. With a 500 seat theater, 2 blackbox theaters, dance studios, classrooms, museum display space throughout the center, library, office space, cafe, traditional tea house, bookstore, and artist in residence space, we are looking forward to helping the City grow.

If you would like to talk with CCAI about how you could help, please contact us.


CCAI would like to thank those organizations who have helped us grow as a non-profit in the Harrisburg community.


The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute (CCAI) is a not-for-profit domestic cultural arts organization with IRS 501 (c)(3) approval. CCAI is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.  Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organization Registration # 32978.  CCAI is not affiliated with any other entity, nor part of any other organization, or affiliated with any government.

Any and all works of art, including dance, music, and visual productions are copyrighted by the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute and may not be reproduced in any way without the express permission of CCAI.

The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute is immigrant and veteran/Native American operated.