The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute fosters research and creative endeavors at IUPUI, in central Indiana, and beyond.


The IAHI hosts dozens of free events that are open to the public every year.


The IAHI provides grant writing and professional development workshops throughout the year.


The IAHI provides IUPUI faculty $250K in seed funding each year.


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IUPUI has a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of scholars who specialize in the arts and humanities. The mission of the IAHI is to support their scholarship and to help them enrich the cultural landscape of central Indiana.

Established in 2012, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute (IAHI) supports research and creative activity across the IUPUI campus; facilitates research partnerships with central Indiana community organizations; and fosters ongoing partnerships and ventures that advance arts and humanities endeavors at IUPUI and beyond.

The IAHI showcases and promotes the major intellectual and scholarly contributions that IUPUI faculty members from across the disciplines are making in the arts and humanities, serving individual faculty members, groups, and interdisciplinary teams through grant programs, workshops, symposia, and research collaborations. 

As an urban-based institute, the IAHI works closely with the Indianapolis community, connecting local institutions and residents with IUPUI. Working with Indianapolis’ diverse publics to create engaging new programming and forums for dialogue, creativity, and experiment, the IAHI also facilitates experiential and service learning opportunities for faculty-led student teams in academic programs across campus.

The IAHI seeks to become a national model for an urban-based arts and humanities institute that is both a leader in academic research and creative activity and an active participant in its community.

The IAHI is a collaboration between the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the School of Liberal Arts, the Herron School of Art and Design, the IUPUI Library, the School of Informatics and Computing, the School of Engineering and Technology, The School of Science, and the School of Medicine.

Help support the important work that the IAHI is doing on campus and in the central Indiana community.

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute programming is made possible by the generous support of donors like you.