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About Us


Our Statement of Core Values

We value and practice creativity and process.

We prioritize narratives and artforms from marginalized communities.

We center black and indigenous voices, experiences and narratives.

We believe equity can be advanced through the arts.

We believe that art can transform oppressive dominant cultures.


The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is a student-facing and serving organization at Stanford University. IDA trains and supports undergraduates in visionary arts leadership through stewarding the power of the arts toward social justice. We believe that the arts are a powerful means for empowering difference, dismantling oppression, and building more sustainable futures.

We are a place for many: black, indigenous, students of color; queer, trans, gender diverse students; women; disabled students; first-generation students; students from low-income backgrounds; artists and community members; on campus and off.