Founded on the premise that participation in the arts engenders creative thinking in all endeavors I.D.E.A at Colorado College seeks to integrate the visual arts into campus and community life. Through innovative collaborations, visual art exhibitions, performances, speakers, and events, I.D.E.A. programs encourage impassioned dialogues and interdisciplinary investigations that extend far beyond gallery walls.
A natural outgrowth of Colorado College's liberal arts philosophy, I.D.E.A. supports Colorado College's mission to "provide a variety of stimulating environments for intellectual development, creative expression, and personal growth" for students, and extends that mission to encompass the larger community. I.D.E.A. is committed to supporting a culture of learning and exploration within Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountain region.