Arts in Higher Education

Arts in Higher Education Consortium (AiHE)

We are currently scheduling a networking event for December. Please stay tuned for more details. 

Thank you!

The Consortium's Mission

Enhance academics in the arts through the exchange of information and cross-pollination of ideas; Support arts faculty by fostering regional planning and collaboration; and Work in conjunction to strengthen opportunities for arts students to learn and work in the region both during and after graduation.

To view a membership appeal letter please visit here.

To view a consortium services document please visit here.

To view a sliding scale of membership dues please visit here.

AiHE Consortium University and College Members

Cazenovia College

Hamilton College

Le Moyne College

 Onondaga Community College 

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Polytechnic Institute


Utica College

 Syracuse University/VPA 

Colgate University

Consortium Background

This consortium is the result of feedback from Central New York educators during CNY Art's ENGAGE CNY regional assessment for arts and culture in 2013, which resulted in a summit for arts in higher education professionals. At this first summit in February 2014, it was determined that this group would like to create a Consortium.

The AIHE Consortium was founded thanks to a seed grant in 2014 from the John Ben Snow Foundation. After two summits in 2014-2015, it was agreed that it was important to our region for the Consortium to continue and have a sustainable future beyond its initial seed grant. Since then, we have received pledges from 10 member institutions, in addition to grants from the John Ben Snow Foundation and the Golden Foundation.

CNY Arts Presents 3rd Annual Careers in the Creative Industries Night

CNY Arts and Le Moyne College held the third annual Careers in the Creative Industries Night on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Landmark Theatre, 326 S. Salina St. in Syracuse.

Thanks to all who particiapted in 2019! See you in 2020!

For questions, please contact Christopher Malone, Arts in Education Coordinator, at, or Arts in Education Fellow Meghan Hennessey at

For highlights from previous events, view our video below!

2018 participating organizations included Auburn Public Theater, CNY Jazz Central, Everson Museum of Art, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Kirkland Art Center, Oneida Community Mansion House, Point of Contact Gallery, Red House Arts Center, Skaneateles Historical Society, Symphoria, Syracuse Stage, and The OnCenter!