The main purpose of the Academy is to provide training and education for the enhancement of skills of performing arts practitioners. The work of the Academy is made possible through international collaboration.

The mission of the Academy follows ITI's goals, namely:
- to raise the quality of the performing arts worldwide and
- to promote and protect cultural identity and cultural diversity, as expressed in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, adopted in 2005.