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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

January 1, 2018August 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.

2018 IAIA Scholarship Dinner and Auction

August 15, 5:00 pm10:00 pm

IAIA continues its tradition to celebrate student imagination and achievement in the arts as we look toward hosting our most important fundraiser. Surrounded by superb Native art open to your bidding, you are invited to enjoy the rooftop reception and mingle with IAIA alumni, students, and faculty.

2018 Indian Market at MoCNA

August 17August 19

During the 2018 SWAIA Indian Market please visit IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for its own special events. Here’s a listing of events from Thursday, August 16–Sunday, August 19, 2018. All events are free and open to the public.

2018 Indian Market at the Museum Store

August 17August 19

During the 2018 SWAIA Indian Market, please visit the Museum Store for its own special events. Here’s a listing of events from Thursday, August 16–Sunday, August 19, 2018. All events are free and open to the public.

2018 IAIA Alumni Luncheon at Indian Market

August 17, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

This year’s IAIA Alumni luncheon during Indian Market will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12 pm at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in downtown Santa Fe.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus—Dinner and Studio Tours

August 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus for dinner 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: Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus on KSFR

August 28, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Janet Rogers and Robert Marcus in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye—Dinner and Studio Tours

September 4, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Robert Marcus, Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye for dinner 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: Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye on KSFR

September 11, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Bobby Wilson, Catherine Thompson, and Luanne Redeye 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

2018 IAIA Alpha Chi Graduates

Congratulations to the 2018 IAIA Alpha Chi members, who recently graduated during the IAIA Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018. For 96 years, Alpha Chi has been deeply invested in fueling students’ original research and creativity.

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Allan Houser Scholarship Fund—Donate Today

Over 60 supporters gathered with President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), members of the IAIA Foundation Board, and Office of Institutional Advancement staff on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in The Compound garden patio to raise money and awareness for the Allan Houser Scholarship fund.

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IAIA 2018 Fall 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 610 students from various national and international communities.

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MoCNA Celebrates Women’s History Month

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) recognizes Women’s History Month and honors contemporary Native and non-Native women artists, filmmakers, poets, writers, curators, art professionals, academics, and students who worked, exhibited, or presented at MoCNA in 2017.

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2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night

Scholarship recipients, family, donors, and invited guests attended a dinner catered by Bon Appétit to recognize 285 scholarship recipients—totaling 530 awards—$519,773 in awards.

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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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