Applications are now due September 22nd at 5pm

The Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA) was started in 1969 as Stanford’s first program dedicated to the arts and racial justice. CBPA preceded and birthed the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. IDA honors this 50-year legacy and is excited to announce a new fellowship led by CBPA Artistic Director, Amara Tabor-Smith. The CBPA Fellowship Program is a year-long paid program for Black identified, Afro-Latinx, Afro-Indigenous, African and Caribbean students. In this performance and movement-based fellowship, students will develop their artistic practice rooted in experimental Black performance and ritual spirituality. The program will pair students with a mentor who will provide creative guidance and will push the boundaries of their work; creating an intensive and deeply nourishing experience with an eye toward liberation. Students will meet with their mentor twice a quarter and will meet with their cohort twice a month. The program will culminate with celebration and performance.
Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in:

-DANCE 160A Conjure Art 101: Performances of Ritual, Spirituality and Decolonial Black Feminist Magic (Fall online)
-IDA’s Annual Spring Course: AAAS / CSRE 170A Unlearning Racism, Redefining Identity (Spring online)

The IDA Fellowship is a year-long paid program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, creative disciplines and majors. This fellowship program provides support from a close-knit creative community, time for generative arts’ practice; alongside professional development and deepening of social justice principles. An incredible fellowship for artists and activists, this group works together to advance and support creativity, equity, and healing for all communities. Students will meet once a month with IDA staff and special guests, alongside time for creative practice, this fellowship is about 8 hours per week. The program will culminate with celebration and a showcase of new work.

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in:

  • IDA’s Annual Spring Course: AAAS / CSRE 170A Unlearning Racism, Redefining Identity (Spring online).

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO THE IDA FELLOWSHIP AND HERE TO THE CBPA FELLOWSHIP.