Our Role in UB's Strategic Plan

The Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) was created to build on UB’s history as a leader in the creative arts, and to revitalize that tradition through an Artist-in-Residence program that will bring outstanding artists from all disciplines to Buffalo and an innovative student program, Arts One, that will expose UB students to the richness of the Buffalo arts community. CAI serves to further UB's Strategic Strength in Artistic Expression

The CAI is a University-wide endeavor, designed to impact the University’s and the community’s position in the world of creative arts by:

  • Exposing students to the rich arts culture of Buffalo through Arts One
  • Bringing world-class artists in a variety of fields to Buffalo through the Artist-in-Residence program
  • Creating opportunities for creative interaction between visiting artists, students and faculty, and the Buffalo arts community
  • The engagement of visiting artists with UB faculty and students will involve many of UB’s components
  • Interfaces between new work and other disciplines will be developed as opportunities arise