The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.


Founded in 2001, the Academy was launched as the International Academy of Visual Arts to bring together leading industry professionals with a shared passion for the arts and an understanding of the importance of recognizing the best creative work in the world. In early 2014, the Academy underwent a rebrand, changing it’s name to the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) to reflect the integrated and connected nature of traditional and interactive media as they continue to rapidly evolve.

Now a diverse group of 600+ members from all 50 states and 15 countries worldwide, the AIVA’s core principles remain the same as we continue to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a benchmark standard of excellence for evaluating media design, production and distribution.


There are four primary goals of the AIVA:

To facilitate the vibrant exchange of new ideas, business models and trend information in the interactive and visual arts

To sanction and oversee awards and recognition programs to identify and recognize excellence in the arts

To provide a networking opportunity for members of the AIVA for professional advancement

To educate members and promote innovative thinking about the constantly changing nature of advertising, print, film, television and interactive media