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.


CNY Arts Announces the Spring Summit

This year's annunal Arts in Higher Education Spring Summit will be Monday May 21st from 1:00PM until 3:00PM at the Pratt Institute on the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Campus in Utica, NY. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 16th. Come join us for an informative afternoon of discussions of metrics, silo's, and the arts role in social justice. We will conclude with an open discussion about issues and topics that are facing arts institutions and campuses in our area.

To RSVP, click here.

We hope to see you there!