The Center for the Art of East Asia has initiated various programs to enhance opportunities and methodologies for learning, for sharing information and ideas, and presenting new research. The scope of this activity includes conferences and paper publications, collaborative research projects, and developing archival resources. The programs include sponsorship of graduate student research, and invitation of visiting scholars and students.

The main opportunities promote exchanges and interactions with scholars from different institutions and disciplines, the expanding of academic opportunities and building of new kinds of knowledge. The programs are designed to benefit both students and faculty, in particular offering students the chance to meet and interact with scholars, to travel for research and to be involved with CAEA projects and events.