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“My time here at IAIA has helped me realize that art, in its varied forms, is the most important thing in my life.”

William R. Thoms

(Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation)

“IAIA has helped me open doors to my creative and artistic abilities without boundaries. After I graduate, I want to give back to my community by sharing the knowledge I had gained from IAIA.”

Kristin Kaye

(Diné)

“The courses offered through IAIA and the Studio Arts department have expanded my advancement as a professional artist.”

Amanda Beardsley

(Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Choctaw)

Upcoming Events

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List of Events

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

Mon, January 1, 2018Sat, August 10, 2019

IAIA Academic Calendars are updated on a regular basis. See the following files for up-to-date information and about past, current, and upcoming happenings.

IAIA A-i-R: Romero, Sonoquie, Gendron, and Romero—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, January 22, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Cara Romero, Monique Sol Sonoquie, Ric Gendron, and Diego Romero for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

Art for a New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950s to Now—Opening Reception

Fri, January 25, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Art for a New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950s to Now seeks to expand and reposition art in the U.S. and Canada since 1950. It is the first exhibition to chart the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada.

Art for a New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950s to Now—Curators + Coffee

Sat, January 26, 10:30 am12:00 pm

Please join Curators Dr. Mindy N. Besaw, Candice Hopkins, and Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man for coffee and a dynamic discussion about MoCNA’s newest exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Perspectives, 1950s to Now.

IAIA A-i-R: Romero, Gendron, and Romero on KSFR

Tue, January 29, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Cara Romero, Diego Romero, and Ric Gendron in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

Image courtesy of Brian Fleetwood

Jewelry Workshop: Brian Fleetwood

Thu, January 31, 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Join artist Brian Fleetwood (Mvskoke Creek) in a jewelry workshop, in which the artist will discuss his practice and participants will be guided through a creative process. This event is limited to 10 participants with a fee of $25 for materials.

IAIA A-i-R: Romero, Sonoquie, Gendron, Davids, and Romero—Open Studios

Wed, February 13, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Cara Romero, Diego Romero, Monique Sonoquie, Brent Michael Davids, and Ric Gendron in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Gray, Davids, and Sonoquie on KSFR

Tue, February 19, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Darren Vigil Gray, Brent Michael Davids, and Monique Sonoquie in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Gray, Sonoquie, and Davids—Dinner and Studio Tours

Wed, February 27, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Darren Vigil Gray, Monique Sonoquie, and Brent Michael Davids for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Gray and Sonoquie—Open Studios

Wed, March 13, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Darren Vigil Gray, and Monique Sonoquie in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Heti-Youngbird, Craig, and Worl—Dinner and Studio Tours

Tue, March 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Laura Heti-Youngbird, Jordan Ann Craig, and Rico Lanáat’ Worl for free dinner in the Balzer Gallery in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus from 5:00-5:45 pm, followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces from 5:45-7:00 pm.

IAIA A-i-R: Heti-Youngbird and Craig on KSFR

Tue, April 2, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Laura Heti-Youngbird and Jordan Ann Craig in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

Latest News

The most recent news, press releases, and updates from the Institute of American Indian Arts. View all news listings

IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume II, January 2019

This second issue of the IAIA MFA Quarterly, to be published four times a year, highlights the publications and writing-related news from our MFA community. Read more to find out how the IAIA MFA students and alumni are transforming the literary landscape.

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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering

The IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 5–12, 2019. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC). All readings are free and open to the public.

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Shan Goshorn Passes Away

The contemporary art world lost an important artist over the weekend to cancer and many people lost a good friend. Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee) was an exceptional person deeply loved by many. Shan was an Eastern Band Cherokee artist, who lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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IAIA 2019 Spring Undergraduate Scholarship Application

IAIA was established in 1962 as a high school with an innovated approach to arts education. In 1984, IAIA gained accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and North Central Association of College of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer college degrees. IAIA currently serves over 629 students from various national and international communities.

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American Indian College Fund Featured in The New York Times™

The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for nearly 30 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity watchdog organizations.

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2018 Fall/Winter Alumni Magazine

The 2018 Fall/Winter Alumni Magazine is out! This is IAIA’s third Alumni Magazine. It features an inspiring story on Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan/Paiute) ’15 by Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi) ’14, as well as a story on sign language interpreter Tash Terry (Diné) ’91.

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College Catalog

Information about the academic calendar, admissions, financial aid, and more.

Tuition

Tuition and general information about fees.

Housing

There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.

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