Ayris began with a group of dedicated volunteers who had as their mission to provide a nexus for visual and literary study and achievement at New Hampshire Institute of Art. With the creation of the new Creative Writing program at the NHIA in 2012 there was an opportunity to create a successful collaboration that could not be ignored.
Today Ayris is produced by undergraduates who receive academic credit for their work in selecting the best of the work submitted for consideration and bringing together each annual edition together. It is designed by DSGN, a collaborative of NHIA graphic design students, led by Lara McCormick, chair of graphic design. Ayris Online features the best of the print edition, as well as online-only calls, news, and events.