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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


Upcoming Events

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List of Events

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

January 1August 3

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 Readers Gathering—Palacio and Harjo

July 21, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Derek Palacio and Joy Harjo.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Livingston, Robidoux, Houston

July 22, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Chip Livingston, Barbara Robidoux, and Pam Houston.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Prcic, Frazier, Jensen

July 23, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Ismet Prcic, Santee Frazier, and Toni Jensen.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Bertino, Blaeser, Ausubel

July 24, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Marie-Helene Bertino, Kimberly Blaeser, and Ramona Ausubel.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Kahakauwila, Bitsui, Geller

July 25, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Kristiana Kahakauwila, Sherwin Bitsui, and Danielle Geller.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Freeland

July 26, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Reader includes Sydney Freeland.

IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers—Book Launch and Reading

July 27, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

MoCNA will host a book launch and public reading of the spring edition of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is the guest editor of the Yellow Medicine Review and she will do a public reading.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Dimaline, Stevens

July 27, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Cherie Dimaline and James Thomas Stevens.

IAIA Readers Gathering—Foerster, Graham Jones, White

July 28, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Readers include Jennifer Elise Foerster, Stephen Graham Jones, and Ken White.

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.

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.

Latest News

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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 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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