About Us

CAI is a university-wide initiative dedicated to the creation and production of new work upholding the highest artistic standards of excellence and fostering a complementary atmosphere of creative investigation and engagement among students, faculty, visiting artists, and the community. 

Through its Artist-in-Residence program and its innovative, interdisciplinary offerings for students, CAI is raising the profile of UB and Buffalo in world of artistic expression and revitalizing our proud tradition as a leader in contemporary art.

CAI is directed by SUNY Distinguished Professors David Felder and Bruce Jackson. They work with an advisory board composed of the leaders of Buffalo's arts institutions and foundations.
Building on UB’s history as a leader in the creative arts, and to revitalize that tradition, CAI serves to further UB's Strategic Strength in Artistic Expression.
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