AIP COVID-19 Message

Dear Participants and Friends,


AIP’s highest priority is the health and safety of our participants, team members, and local partners. We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest COVID-19 news, developments, and updates. 


AIP was founded on the vision of bridging cultures and perspectives that transcend borders to create a supportive international community of artists, designers, and teachers. Through our work, we’ve seen first-hand the enduring skills and friendships that are built during our trips; however, we know that we can only make these opportunities possible in the future by adhering to COVID-19 health guidelines. In the near-term, this means all 2020 trips have been rescheduled.


However, AIP is just as committed as ever to providing cultural, creative art, and design learning experiences. We are using this time to re-strengthen our organization and community as well as broadening our program offerings.  



How is AIP broadening their program offerings?

We are developing an all-new online course program that is set to debut this fall. Additionally, we are looking to establish a U.S. based program to the following locations, make sure you are signed up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to get all the latest updates.

  • Joshua Tree, California

  • Palm Beach, Florida

  • Ossabaw Island, Georgia 

  • Nantucket, Massachusetts

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Marfa, Texas


Will AIP still offer international trips for 2021/2022?

Yes, we are  planning international trips for 2021 to the following destinations should travel restrictions be lifted and deemed safe by the CDC, NIH, and WHO. 

  • France

  • India

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Spain


My AIP trip for 2020 was rescheduled. What happens now?

We are offering to transfer participant’s trip credit to any 2021/2022 destination. Please reach out to us at to discuss the solution that works best for you. 


Does AIP offer trip insurance or protection?

We offer health insurance for participants during all of our trips. However, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip and flight insurance separately. Please visit our Trip Insurance page to learn more and if it is the right solution for you.