OCAT Institute is divided into five departments, including Administration, Research and Publication, Public Programs, Archives, and Exhibition.

The Administration Department is in charge of the overall operation of the Institute and general maintenance.

The Research and Publication Department collects research information, expands the research network, and oversees the research, publication, and exhibition projects of the Institute.

The Public Programs Department is responsible for organizing the OCAT Annual Lecture Series, scholar residence and other initiatives related to public education and promotion.

The Archives Department manages the OCAT Archives, and works together with the Public Programs Department in organizing archives related events.

The Exhibition Department is responsible for organizing the OCAT Institute annual exhibition.