This year, IDA will be offering two fellowships for students interested in exploring the arts at the intersection of race and social justice: our ongoing IDA Fellowship Program and a newly added fellowship with the Committee on Black Performing Arts, the CBPA Fellowship Program. And it’s with great joy and excitement that we introduce our…

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The Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program recognizes faculty members for their extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. New and reappointed Bass Fellows Adam Banks, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and faculty director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, was appointed The Hazy Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Read the…

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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…

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We are really excited to be welcoming the extraordinary artist and scholar Janani Balasubramanian as our 2020 Visiting artist. Janani Balasubramanian is a writer, new media artist, and immersive theater maker based in New York City. Balasubramanian’s practice involves deep collaborations with astrophysicists, as well as engagement with both old storytelling forms and contemporary technologies…

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Artist Statement Rachel Lam (any pronouns) is an artist who works with visuals, sounds, words, and movement. The following is Rachel’s standard introduction for themselves in Cherokee: “Letsili dagwado’a. Tsigiduwagi nole tsitsaniyi-aniugama nole tsiyunega. Seattle digwatvsv’i. Nigalsdanv’i sidanelvi. My name is Rachel. I’m Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, white, and a first-generation Malaysian-American. I grew up…

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It was with great pride that we announced the Lyric McHenry Community Arts Fellowship, at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts this past January, a new fund that gives Stanford Undergraduates the opportunity to spend a summer working full time in the arts with a focus on racial/social justice.  This program is named and…

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We are so excited and proud of our IDA fellow Natalie Johnson on her VPA Senior Grant. She was awarded funding from a highly competitive pool of close to 30 selected applications to execute an art project in the year after graduation. Natalie will spend the summer writing a speculative fiction novella, extending her creative…

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