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IAIA Announces Its New Tagline—The University for Indigenous Creative Excellence

Apr 30, 2024

Since 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has led contemporary Indigenous arts nationally and internationally, and for over a decade, IAIA has offered graduate programs operating at the caliber of a university-level institution dedicated to fostering Indigenous creative excellence.

As such, IAIA is pleased to announce the release of a new logo set incorporating its newly adopted tagline, “The University for Indigenous Creative Excellence.” The tagline reflects the essence and aspirations of IAIA.

“I extend my gratitude to the Communications Committee for their commitment and insightful contributions in crafting a tagline that encapsulates the forward-looking ethos and vision of IAIA. Additionally, I thank the IAIA Trustees for their visionary leadership and support, pivotal in shaping IAIA—The University for Indigenous Creative Excellence.”

Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation)

IAIA President

This change reflects IAIA’s goal to elevate the narrative of Indigenous arts and cultures. Accordingly, we remain committed to honoring and building upon our rich legacy of luminaries, critically acclaimed poets and authors, esteemed artists, museum professionals, innovative educators, and influential cultural leaders who carry connections forward and shape future generations.

The new logo set and usage guidelines are in the IAIA Style Guide, available to view and download on the IAIA Communications webpage.