Arts in Higher Education

Arts in Higher Education Consortium (AiHE)

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.

LEARN MORE about arts & cultural events at AIHE Consortium member schools.

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.


Register for CNY Arts Fall Summit and Meet the Deans Event

This year's annual Arts in Higher Education Spring Summit will be Saturday September 29th from 10:00AM until 12:00PM at the Kirner-Johnson Buidling at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Monday, September 24th. Come join us for a morning of dicussion on diversity in arts campuses, how the arts can be evaluated for tenure opportunities, and meet Hamilton College's new Dean of Faculty, Suzanne Keen.

To RSVP, click here.

We hope to see you there!


CNY Arts Presents 2nd Annual Careers in the Creative Industries Night

CNY Arts is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 2nd annual Careers in the Creative Industries Night on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the CNY Philanthropy Center. Join us for this wonderful opportunity for college and university students to submit their resumes and network with professionals in the Creative Industries for internship and career opportunities. Registration begins September 10th. For highlights from last years event, view our video below!

Registration for the 2018 Careers in the Creative Industries is now open!

Registration is required to attend the event. Student can register by clicking here.

To register your organization, click here.

For questions, please contact Sarah Anson, Arts in Education Coordinator, at