“There is no other experience like being at a tribal art school—being amongst your peers, being taught by people who are from your heritage.”

Alica J. Mteuzi

(Caddo Nation, Cheyenne-Arapaho)

“IAIA has really pushed me further to keep enduring in my art. We’re all just one big family. We all support each other.”

Derrell Lopez


“The IAIA Community—faculty, staff, peers—were really supportive. But I have to say that the Learning Lab tutors were instrumental. The tutors were good listeners, and they helped me—daily. ”

Nami Okuzono ’16









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2022 Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series’ Indigenous Showcase

Mon, August 15, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

IAIA is sponsoring a show for the Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Native Showcase which features Indigenous bands Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, Lyla June, and Ailani.

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NBCU Academy Scholarship

NBCU Academy Scholarship

IAIA has been selected by NBC Universal News Group to be a part of the initial cohort of institutions to participate in the launch of NBCU Academy.

2022–2023 COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

2022–2023 COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

We have designed a quick and easy form to enter and submit your proof of full vaccination or exemption. The deadline for submitting your full vaccination information or exemption is Friday, July 1, 2022, at 5 pm.

IAIA Resilience Project

IAIA Resilience Project

Visit the IAIA Resilience Project, which was conceived through community input exploring the pandemic and its effects on the IAIA Community.