Other Arthur C Clarke Entities
The Arthur C Clarke Trust in Sri Lanka is collaborating with other entities sharing Sir Arthur’s name and interests.
Arthur C Clarke Foundation (in the United States) was founded in 1983 to further the wisdom and values of Sir Arthur C Clarke. The Foundation’s mission is “to promote, enable and recognize the power of imagination to benefit humanity.” In September 1983, at the World Communications Year celebrations held at the United Nations, Arthur C Clarke agreed to serve as honorary chairman of the Clarke Foundation of the United States. He served in this capacity until his death in March 2008.
Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, based at the University of California San Diego, integrates the arts, sciences, humanities, engineering and medicine to work on a new theoretical framework for exploring the basis of imagination. Through a global network of scientific and cultural partners, the Center seeks to transfer discoveries from the University to the world beyond. The Clarke Center was formed through a competitive award from the Arthur C Clarke Foundation in 2012.
Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, based in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA, is dedicated to “delivering education programs worldwide that address our planet, its health, and our ability to venture beyond Earth and understand our place in a greater cosmos”. The first program of the Institute, launched in 2012, was expansion of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) beyond the U.S., to nations engaged in operations aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
Collaboration with the Smithsonian
In 2014, the Arthur C Clarke Trust in Sri Lanka signed an agreement with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC to transfer the entire Arthur C Clarke archival collection to the Museum’s archival facility.