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.

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AiHE Consortium University and College Members

Cazenovia College Hamilton College
Le Moyne College Onondaga Community College
SUNY Oswego SUNY Polytechnic Institute
PrattMWP 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.