Promotional Partners

Institute of American Indian Arts recognizes the following promotional partners.

After Hours Alliance (AHA)

The was founded in 2010 to identify creative ways to stimulate nightlife in Santa Fe. Through round-table conversations with local music and events promoters, they began to galvanize around the belief that nightlife is most vibrant and healthy when it’s driven by the energy and creativity of the arts. Events featuring music, electronic arts, theater, comedy, and performance art are the catalysts that bring people out of their homes, and this cultural enrichment also provides a social fabric that helps keep people safe.

Santa Fe has a strong arts legacy, but they feel there is an imbalance of support and infrastructure that often favors the visual over the performing arts. Additionally, while we have a strong arts economy, at times there is a false emphasis on marketable and salable art forms over DIY, community-based art that makes little to no revenue (and that makes up much of Santa Fe’s performing arts landscape).

They believe that the process of creating sustainable solutions for nightlife is inextricably intertwined with Santa Fe’s process of regenerating its own identity as an arts center that includes a breadth of DIY, performance-based, and community-based art activity. The 2016 AHA Festival of Progressive Arts takes place September 16-18.


IAIA has registered with . Any purchases made through our unique charity link can increase donations to the IAIA Foundation. The more you use the link throughout the year, the more money is donated to IAIA. The IAIA Amazon link, plus your Amazon account ID and password, will help the IAIA Foundation fund scholarships and provide much-needed assistance to IAIA students.

Without any extra effort at all, you can make your Amazon purchases while knowing that Amazon will donate a percentage to IAIA.

Comcast Xfinity

is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications, and home management offerings.

Events Calendar

The is built and supported by WordPress artisans Modern Tribe. The plugin allows IAIA the ability to create, edit, and manage calendar events with ease. The Events Calendar has been audited by many of the industry’s WordPress experts for security, best practices, and plugin compatibility.


is a web-based project management tool and organization system for single or multiple users collaborating using cloud computing. The company was launched in 2010 in Santa Barbara, California.

Freedcamp is free for unlimited number of users and projects. Users are provided a number of basic applications on initial sign-up and can add additional applications later on. The core applications allow users to assign tasks to people, set milestones, schedule events on a calendar, use discussion boards, and track time spent on tasks.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, the offers the amenities, accommodations and personalized service that travelers from around the world recognize for luxury. Named as a Top 500 “World’s Best Hotel” by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2014 and recipient of the Trip Advisor “Award of Excellence” three years in a row, this boutique luxury hotel offers a truly authentic Santa Fe experience.

An exquisite Santa Fe, New Mexico luxury hotel and spa reflecting the culture and sophistication of its historic setting, the Inn and Spa at Loretto features 136 guest rooms, a full-service spa, casual fine dining, three art galleries, and a tranquil garden. The Inn is ideally located in the heart of Santa Fe, near the Palace of the Governors and just one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza’s galleries, museums, restaurants, and boutiques.

Effortlessly blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, this Santa Fe luxury hotel is one of the state’s most photographed buildings. Built at the end of the historic Old Santa Fe Trail high in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is an architectural recreation of the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark. Beginning in November IAIA students’ artwork will be featured in the hotel, and the students will be Artists-in-Residence during various times throughout the year.


demonstrates a commitment to broadcast programs that reflect the independent, thoughtful perspectives of our own community, as well as those of other critical thinkers around the world. You’ll hear opinions that don’t toe the line, from all sides of an issue.

KSFR exemplifies diversity in the music they play. Nearly every musical genre is represented in the course of their broadcast week. They pay special attention to local New Mexico musicians whose talent often finds an appreciative audience among KSFR listeners.

KSFR News covers Northern New Mexico with the largest radio news team in the capitol city. Reporting on the international scene, we count on our partner, BBC World Service, the largest independent news organization in the world.

Every Tuesday at 4 p.m., KSFR airs “Through Our Eyes,” a thirty-minute program that features conversations with Native American scholars, artists, farmers, writers, Tribal Leaders, and more, to explore contemporary issues that impact both day-to-day life here in New Mexico, and issues which have larger meaning to the Native Community throughout the country. IAIA Marketing and Communications Director Eric Davis, presents a wide range of topics that will provoke, inspire, inform, and engage in conversation Natives and non-Natives alike with the intent to deepen, broaden, and reach new levels of understanding among all of us living and working in Northern New Mexico, while providing information and addressing topics that reflect the world-at-large.


Launching on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, “Coffee and Culture” will feature discussions regarding current and upcoming exhibitions, the artists and their works, and other relevant topics, hosted by personnel from some of the key Santa Fe Museums. The show will air weekly on KVSF 101.5 FM, The Voice of Santa Fe, Wednesdays from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Hosts will rotate each week and include Candace Walsh, from El Palacio Magazine (New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs); Stuart Ashman, from the Center for Contemporary Arts; Mara Harris, from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and Eric Davis from IAIA with co-hosts from the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. The shows will be podcast at

Nativo Lodge

, a preferred hotel of IAIA, is inspired by vibrant Native American culture and traditions, providing guests with a memorable experience. History is celebrated at Nativo Lodge through Native American influences including art, design, architecture, and events. The Albuquerque boutique hotel is also the first property operated by Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to include contemporary Native American Artist Rooms where you can stay in large-scale installation art.

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. honors the history of New Mexico through its properties in the best tourist destinations in the state. Nativo Lodge, the perfect “home away from home” for your next Albuquerque vacation to take part in history and tradition of New Mexico.


Through the 2015 Reduce Your Use grant, IAIA has been able to replace 115 existing halogen light bulbs in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery on the IAIA campus with LED bulbs in an ongoing effort to reduce our electrical consumption and promote energy conservation. The project is a part of the energy reduction plan for the IAIA Academic Building in which the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery is housed. A previous PNM Reduce Your Use grant was secured in 2014 for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) to replace the 300 existing gallery and store halogen lights with LED bulbs. Learn more about the PNM Reduce Your Use grant program.

City of Santa Fe Arts Commission

The recommends awards to arts organizations, initiates innovative programming in the community, and provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations. Its mission is to provide leadership for the City of Santa Fe to support arts and cultural affairs by recommending policies and programs that develop and promote artistic excellence in the Santa Fe community.

Santa Fe Bandstand

is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza. Brought to you by Outside In Productions, a nonprofit, community-based group established in the spring of 1995, to bring free, live performances, presentations and workshops to people confined to shelters, residential treatment facilities, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and any other institutions or human services programs where people would otherwise not have access to the arts.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF)

The Seventh Annual is the premiere film event in Santa Fe, showcasing the very best independent films of 2016 in Santa Fe’s top theaters. The 2016 SFIFF runs Wednesday, October 19, 2016 through Sunday, October 23, 2016, featuring independent films, social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops. The 10,000+ attendees take advantage of shopping and dining downtown and hikes through the aspens on autumn afternoons, not to mention watching a film in the company of people like Shirley MacLaine and Gena Rowlands. Their goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico.

Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education

offers Tribal Colleges a place to trade ideas with one another and with mainstream educators around the world.

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