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“There is a strong need for Native voice within museum institutions—thanks to IAIA, I believe my voice and experience can make a difference.”

Samantha Tracy ’16


“I produce paintings as a result of timekeeping. If I am not being productive artistically, I am not leaving an imprint of my existence. I enjoy the arts process immensely and IAIA has helped further my work.”

Daniel McCoy Jr. ’16

(Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band of Potawatomi)

“IAIA has helped me explore artistic mediums that have changed the way I look at the world. Through constant guidance, and exploration, I will be leaving IAIA with newfound passions that will ultimately shape my future.”

Carmen Selam ’16


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IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume VI, August 2020

IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume VI, August 2020

As we head into the eighth year of the IAIA MFA in Creative Writing program, we are happy to share some recent news from our current students, alumni, and mentors.


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List of Events

Terran Last Gun

Terran Last Gun: Color Play

Sat, August 1, 8:00 amSun, November 1, 5:00 pm

With a focus on bright colors and his signature circular designs, Terran Last Gun’s Color Play brings together modern media, antique paper, and ancient abstraction to create a one-of-a-kind art experience.

2020 IAIA Virtual Scholarship Event—Scholarships Shape Futures

Wed, August 12, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Featuring an online auction of award-winning alumni artists pieces, a live paddle call, and appearances from students and celebrity friends.

IAIA 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Sat, August 22, 11:00 am1:00 pm

The 2020 IAIA Commencement will be presented virtually.

College Catalog

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


Tuition and general information about fees.


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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