ATCA is the official United States section of the International Association of Theatre Critics/Association internationale des critiques de théâtre (AICT-IATC). AICT-IATC is a worldwide organization of which all ATCA members are default members. Founded in Paris in 1956, AICT-IATC is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization under statute B of UNESCO. AICT-IATC holds world congresses every two years and seminars for new critics twice a year. It also conducts symposia and contributes to professional juries. English and French are the association’s official languages, and its place of incorporation is Paris.
Current members of ATCA are eligible for an AICT-IATC membership card, which may ease press access to foreign theaters (as well as museums) — although normal American press credentials will certainly do as much.