SICA works to nurture a more human future for our world through art, culture, and creatiity.

     "When people are reconnected to their own inner light of           
      creativity, they are connected to the light that illuminates
      our landscape and guides us through our lives."

                                                                                            — Lily Yeh, Artist

That "light" lives where creativity and spirituality meet, and that is where SICA endeavors to do its work.

Who We Are and What We Do


SICA provides programs and services to individuals and organizations  who are working to nurture human values through art, culture, and creativity. SICA provides information, training, networking and support services as well as opportunities to engage and collaborate with cultural initiatives and events around the world. SICA believes the development of individual talent is critical to building love and respect among peoples everywhere

SICA additionally sponsors conferences, festivals, symposia, publications, exhibitions, performances, workshops, research, and other events and activities — for Subud members as well as the general public.

SICA, which has a constituency in almost 90 countries, is a partner member of
The Charter For Compassion as well as an active member of the International Coalition of NGOs for Peace jointly led by Peace One Day and Interpeace as well as Americans for the Arts. Begun in the UK by members of the World Subud Association in 1983, SICA is a US 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

SICA also recognizes that cultural diversity exists in multiple dimensions, including differences among people that are not immediately visible. While we cannot heal all divisions and inequities in society, we strive to create opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and exchange that can nurture love and respect to help build a more human future.

Pictured Top: Image from Poetry of Light Collection  by Photographer, Ismana Schultze-Vorberg



Creating Public Value
Through Art, Culture,
and Creativity

This is SICA's grant
program to provide seed
funding for fresh and original
cultural endeavors



  Benjamin Drazin was awarded
a SICA seed funding grant to
help complete his debut jazz CD,

"Benjamin Drazen distinguishes himself as a potent alto saxophonist and accomplished composer on his debut as a leader and wails with soulful authority."

  Bill Mikowski
Jazz Times Magazine

Recipients of SICA Seed Grants  
have included

Csaba Erdélyi, Veronica Herber
Bachrun LoMele, Aminah Ulmer, 
Paul Nelson, Emmanuel Williams, 
Pilar Walsh, Reynold Feldman,
Emily Conyngham, 
Hadani Ditmars, Gregory Gudgeon, Eliana Nino
and more