AICAD Blog

Jun 10, 2024

AICAD announces placement of 16 New, 9 Returning Post-Graduate Teaching Fellows For 2024/25

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) is pleased to announce the sixteen Fellows selected for the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship for the 2024/25 academic year. Additionally, nine previous fellows will continue their positions for a second year. The AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship provides significant professional practice opportunities to high-achieving Graduate alumni. In contributing to the goal of increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of...


A photograph of Nellie Geraghty laughing with a cow behind her resting it's head on her shoulder
May 17, 2024

2024 AICAD/ NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellow Selected

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design and NOAA Fisheries have announced the placement of Nellie Geraghty into the fifth AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship. Nellie Geraghty draws from her lived experience as a farm hand and a commitment to environmental justice through education. Her work transposes stories gathered from field research into intricate visual narratives. Using scientific illustration, printmaking, painting, 35mm film, and analog animation...



Oct 06, 2023

Transfer resources for students affected by the closure of the Art Institutes

While the Art Institute was not a member of our consortium, we want to assist impacted students who may be looking for an appropriate institution at which to continue and complete their studies. Many of our member institutions have dedicated transfer admissions counselors at the ready to assist impacted students. This document lists the schools prepared to assist with specific transfer admissions contact and any additional assistance they are prepared to provide. AICAD Resources for Art...


Sep 05, 2023

Art schools must double down on diverse recruitment following the Supreme Court’s ruling against affirmative action

Op-Ed for Art Newspaper written by AICAD president and executive director Deborah Obalil See original print edition PDF here For anyone who works in higher education, this has not been a typical summer. We’ve had more news from Washington, DC impacting our sector in just the past few months than we’d typically see in a full year. The most public, of course, has been the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States that race can no longer be used as criteria by colleges...