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 Leadership
    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.
  • Our Role in UB's Strategic Plan
    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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