“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)


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List of Events

ArtWalk Santa Fe at MoCNA

Sat, June 25, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for ArtWalk Santa Fe. The museum will have free admission all day, an outdoor art market, and music.

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.

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.