AICAD Blog

Apr 08, 2020

Artist Relief Providing Emergency Funding For Artists Affected by COVID-19

For those artists facing hardships due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic, help is now being made available. Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—all small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers—that have come together in this unprecedented moment guided by the understanding that the wellbeing of artists has financial,...


Apr 06, 2020

AICAD Announcement on 2020 Academic Symposium

Hello Members and Friends of AICAD, Just as many of you are doing, we too are adjusting to this new “remote” life. While it may not be a focus for anyone right now, we wanted to take a moment to address the 2020 AICAD Academic Symposium amid approaching proposal deadlines and the unknown nature of COVID-19. Fittingly enough, this year’s AICAD Academic Symposium theme was a look into the future. As we take a look into our immediate future, we see enough uncertainty in both...


Feb 26, 2020

AICAD and NOAA Announce Placement of Art + Science Fellow

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) are pleased to announce the placement of Stephanie Fogel into the inaugural AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship. Stephanie Littlebird Fogel is a Kalapuyan visual artist, professional writer, and curator from Portland, Oregon.  Drawing connections between our collective past and imminent future, Fogel mixes her own tribal traditions with...


Jan 07, 2020

AICAD Welcomes It's Newest Member: The New York School of Interior Design

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design is pleased to announce the addition of a new member institution in the New York School of Interior Design. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYSID is a private, not-for-profit college committed to the belief that successful interior design positively impacts quality of life. Aspiring interior designers and working professionals are challenged to think sustainably and gain the technical knowledge needed to thrive in the interior...


Oct 08, 2019

AICAD and NOAA partner up for Art+Science Fellowship

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered to offer a new, grant-funded fellowship for graduates of AICAD member institutions. The AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship aims to provide a hands-on opportunity for a recent graduate to apply their art & design education in addressing and communicating ecological and social concerns, and bridge communities around challenging resource issues....