Statement of Core Values
We value and practice creativity.
We nurture diversity of cultures, identities, and forms of art.
We strive to achieve excellence in all of our work.
We believe in the power of art to transform.
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) + Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA) is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity and diversity through artistic expression. Our mission is to create, support, and advance powerful, collaborative, and transformative arts practice and arts leadership.
We seek to accomplish this along four tracks:
1) Critical thinking about art, diversity, and identity
We offer cutting-edge learning and research opportunities in our classes and degree concentrations in CSRE, AAAS, and TAPS. In particular we offer a unique hip-hop studies curriculum, and classes by Artists-in-Residence & Visiting Artists.
2) The arts in primary and secondary education
In research, practice, and learning, we actively investigate the ways in which the arts dynamically impact primary and secondary education, especially for low-income students of color.
3) Arts leadership for the 21st Century
We are committed to preparing the diverse arts leaders of this new century through engagement, problem-solving, and opportunity.
4) Cutting-edge arts practice
We support the advancement of aesthetics by highlighting and showcasing the best ideas and practices of diverse artists from around the world.
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