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Support IAIA on Giving Tuesday

Nov 29, 2022

Impact lives on #GivingTuesday! During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an extraordinary difference. At the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), we work every day to uphold our mission “to empower creativity and leadership in Indigenous arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning, and community engagement” and your support makes this important work possible.

Your gift today, will shape the future of IAIA and change the lives of our Indigenous students.
Here’s what your gift can do:

  • $100 pays for one student’s art studio fees for a year
  • $250 covers the fitness center fee for five students
  • $500 pays for 54 healthy student meals
  • $1,000 covers a student’s housing in the dorms for two months
  • $2,500 funds tuition costs for one semester

IAIA emphasizes the importance of providing career-igniting opportunities to our students and helping them graduate debt-free. Over 90% of our students rely on financial support.

Community members like you help us support student success and address IAIA’s most critical needs. Please donate today to make a lasting impact.

“I didn’t think that I was capable or smart enough to get a higher education, but IAIA taught me to value myself, to know that I could accomplish what I put my mind to, to chase my dreams.”
Tiffanie Irizarry (Ihanktonwan Dakota, Fort Peck Tribes) Valedictorian, ‘22


Give Now

Make a donation to the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Every #GivingTuesday donation helps make a life-changing, educational experience possible for talented Indigenous students like Tiffani!

For more information contact IAIA Foundation Executive Director Suzette Sherman at (505) 424-2309 or

About the Institute of American Indian Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing and Studio Arts; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA is among the leading art institutes in our nation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).