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“IAIA is a community of artists and activists that understand the complexity of Indigenous knowledge systems and has helped me find my voice in that conversation.”

Melissa Shaginoff

(Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake)

“It was the hands-on classes, supportive staff, internships, and gallery preparation experiences that were most beneficial to me. After I graduate, I plan to use my knowledge and experience within my community and career.”

Tazbah Gaussoin

(Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

“IAIA gave me the tools to further expand my artistry and talents and I give praise and appreciation to the Institute for all it has offered to me.”

George Alexander

(Muscogee Creek)

Upcoming Events

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List of Events

Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium

Fri, September 20

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) are co-sponsoring the Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium on September 20, 2019 at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

IAIA A-i-R: Boxley, Neel, and Webster—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, September 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian), Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw), and Jodi Webster (Ho-Chunk Nation) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Neel and Boxley on KSFR

Tue, October 1, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) and David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Neel and Boxley—Open Studios

Thu, October 3, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) and David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian) on the IAIA campus from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Neel, Jones, and Vigil—Dinner and Studio Tours

Thu, October 10, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw), Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk), and Cougar Vigil (Jicarilla Apache) for free dinner followed by tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

IAIA A-i-R: Jones and Vigil on KSFR

Tue, October 15, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) and Cougar Vigil (Jicarilla Apache) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”

IAIA A-i-R: Neel, Jones, and Vigil—Open Studios

Wed, October 23, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw), Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk), and Cougar Vigil (Jicarilla Apache) on the IAIA campus for tours of the artists’ studio spaces.

Latest News

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

2019 IAIA Website Survey

We’re conducting a survey about the website—its functionality, ability to find pertinent information, and its ease of use, whether it be in its navigational components or how it performs and looks on mobile or desktops systems. Won’t you assist us by providing valuable feedback and submit an anonymous survey?

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IAIA MFA Quarterly, Volume IV, July 2019

This fourth 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 Summer Readers Gathering

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program presents the 2019 Summer Readers Gathering—July 20–27, 2019. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. All readings are free and open to the public.

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IAIA 2019–2020 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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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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