Strategic Plan

Created collaboratively by members of the RISD community, NEXT: RISD 2020–2027 (PDF) proposes how we intend to educate students for the future and bring our current creative practices to bear on today’s most critical social, political and environmental challenges.

Since beginning implementation of the seven-year strategic plan in spring 2019, we have made considerable progress toward our goals. To see what we have accomplished together in that time, continue below. We also invite you to read our two-year progress report for next steps, priorities and more details.

Read our strategic plan

Questions and feedback

If you have questions or thoughts about our strategic plan and vision for RISD, we want to hear from you. Send us an email at

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