AICAD is a membership organization of the 36 leading non-profit independent colleges of art and design in the US and Canada. Its mission is to help strengthen member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design. AICAD colleges educate more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year, plus many thousands more in summer and continuing education programs, with students drawn from all 50 US states and more than 60 foreign countries.
AICAD 20/20: A Year Refocused
February 18-20, 2021
This annual event looks back on the last year and the unique confluence of challenges that faced the world and the field of higher education.
The symposium features an array of speakers over three days, including several members of the MICA community, who will give talks that focus on DEIG, the student experience, remote learning, and more.
Talks by members of the MICA community are featured below.
What is The Space for Creative Black Imagination? Launching an Interdisciplinary Making and Research Institute
A talk Raél Jero Salley, chair of Art History, Theory, and Criticism BFA at MICA and Director of The Space for Creative Black Imagaination at MICA
February 18, 2021, 3:15 p.m. (EST)
An Entrepreneurial Pandemic: How MICAMade Helps Makers Generate Sales
A talk by Kai Crosby-Singleton, community liaison for the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Kerri Litz, manager of the MICA Store, and Emma Jo Shatto, event coordinator in the Office of Events.
February 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m.(EST)
An “Open Letter” for Intersectional Change at MICA
A talk by Karol Martinez-Doane, director of the Center for Student Engagement, Michael Patterson, vice president for student affairs, Nina Q. Allen ’14 ’20 (Graphic Design BFA, Mount Royal School of Art MFA), Tanvi Sharma ’20 (Painting BFA, Humanistic Studies + Graphic Design BFA), and Sophie Shiff ’20 (Illustration BFA, General Fine Arts BFA)
February 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (EST)