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Our Partner Organizations

Cumulus is at the center of an open and dynamic “network of networks,” an ecosystem of sister organizations including regional and international academic networks, professional associations and NGOs that play a strategic role in furthering the influence and reach of our disciplines.

Our Partners


As a network of networks committed to global art and design education Cumulus has established affiliate relationships with prestigious international bodies including UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and national accreditation entities such as NASAD (the National Association of Schools of Art and Design). Cumulus holds observer status with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The World Intellectual Property Organization

Cumulus Partner Benefits

In today’s interconnected world, working with others creatively and globally is a starting point towards effecting positive change.

Cumulus partner organizations reap the benefits of a global network of art and design educators, practitioners and students committed to learning across cultures, inspiring new thinking and building sustainable futures.

Cumulus members foster collaboration and sharing with the conviction that our collective influence and reach is greater as a diverse ecosystem.

Join Our Expansive Network

Cumulus is always open to engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships.

If you are aligned with our values and believe in the fundamental role of art and design education and research in creating more sustainable and humane futures for all, reach out to us with your ideas and a proposal for partnership!

For more information on how to partner with Cumulus, please contact our Secretariat.

Proposals for multi-year partnerships

The Cumulus Secretariat welcomes proposals for multi-year partnerships that are ratified by the Cumulus Executive Board and the leadership of our partner(s) organization.

Whether you are a governmental organizational, foundation, NGO, civil society body, professional organization, or a private sector leader, we want to hear from you.

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