Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) is a non-profit consortium of 42 leading art schools in the United States and Canada. it was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together so as to mutually develop their schools and programs. Our mission is to strengthen and connect the member schools, providing benefits to students, faculty and staff through a unified approach and collaborative programs. AICAD also serves to inform the public about the value of art and design education.