Andrew Barco
Student studio portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
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Give Forward

If you believe in the power of art, design, and innovation, to transform our world, then support the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in providing students and the community a transformative art, design, and liberal arts education.

SAIC offers an interdisciplinary education unlike any other. Our curriculum challenges students to exceed boundaries and engage in critical thinking, rigorous investigation, and playful creativity. While studio practice is important, our students are also engaged with communities in Chicago and around the world.

We make history. Artists, designers, scholars, and writers are uniquely qualified to provide leadership, creative perspective, and hands-on skill for shaping today’s world and contributing to its opportunities. Our students, faculty, and alumni have made significant contributions to the art, design, and scholarship of the 20th century and continue to do so in the 21st.

But we know that the desire and talent to experiment and produce work that impacts our culture and our world are not limited to those with the financial means to nurture and develop this drive. Our giving program supports our commitment to attracting qualified students from diverse economic backgrounds to study at SAIC.

Help Our Students Make History

Join us today by making a contribution to our Annual Fund or Scholarships.