The IU Indianapolis Arts & Humanities Institute

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


Each year, the IAHI hosts dozens of free events that are open to the public.


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


The IAHI provides faculty funding for research and creative activity.


Learn about IAHI research projects, join a research team, or find out about our opportunities for public scholarship.

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IU Indianapolis 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 IU Indianapolis Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) supports research and creative activity across the IU Indianapolis campus; serves as a liaison to the central Indiana community; and fosters ongoing partnerships and ventures that advance arts and humanities endeavors at IU Indianapolis, in central Indiana, and beyond.

The IAHI showcases and promotes the major intellectual and scholarly contributions that IU Indianapolis 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 IU Indianapolis. 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 IU Research; the Vice Chancellor for Research, the School of Liberal Arts; the Herron School of Art and Design; the IUPUI Library; the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; 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.

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