The National Council of Arts Administrators is an organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, the identification of problems, and the generation of shared solutions to the multitude of issues that confront arts administrators in higher education today.


Disrupting the Faculty Search Process to Diversify Results
Friday, November 18, 2022, 5-6:30 EST on Zoom

Faculty searches tend to follow a set of prescribed practices with which we are all familiar. Left unchecked, these practices seems to do one thing very well: replicate what we already have. What strategies can we employ to shift the process and ensure more diverse results? What roles do we play within our units, and where can our institutions add support? Join us for this meetup to share successes, failures, lessons learned and a vision for how faculty hiring can ensure the successful evolution of our units.

Colin Blakely / Director, School of Art, University of Arizona, Board Member & Treasurer, NCAA  & Laura Vandenburgh / Director, School of Art + Design, University of Oregon

Blakely and Vandenburgh will facilitate a conversation for strategies for diverse and inclusive hiring practices, they will use their experiences at their home institutions as a starting point, but are interested in an exchange of ideas and practices at other institutions. 


MEET THE 2022-2023

The NCAA Fellowship includes a one-year membership in NCAA and a waiver of the NCAA conference registration fees. In addition, NCAA Fellows are matched with a seasoned NCAA member who serves as a mentor before and at the conference. Candidates for the fellowship are nominated by another arts administrator and have an endorsement from an administrator at their home institution.

Meet the Fellows HERE





addressing issues of place, migration and cultural identity
October 6-7, 2022 | San Diego, CA

The 49th annual gathering was presented by the 
International Council of Fine Arts Deans and the National Council of Arts Administrators