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About Us

Cumulus represents a dynamic ecosystem for internationalization and global mobility, knowledge exchange, and collaboration in art and design pedagogy, research, and practice.

Who We Are

Cumulus is the leading global association of art and design education and research

Diversity is a foundational value of Cumulus, an association started with the aspiration to build bridges for art and design education across borders.


The Team Leading Our Work

Cumulus is led by a dedicated team of art and design educators from around the world.


As a global membership-based association, Cumulus is driven by a shared-governance model that puts our member institutions at the center of the association’s decision-making process.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Learn more about the purpose at the core of our global community.

Our Strategic Plan

Designing for the Future of Cumulus

Our Cumulus Strategic Plan provides the North Star that guides our priority initiatives and objectives.


Explore a timeline of our 30 year plus history as an academic forum that celebrates a pluralism of approaches to art and design education and research globally.

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