IDA Fellowship

**Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently closed.**


The Institute for Diversity in the Arts is bringing together a team of imaginative fellows who are passionate about the role of cultural workers at the intersection of community-based arts practice and social justice. We are a creative community committed to art, disruption, transformation, and justice. Together we work to advance and support creativity, cultural equity, and healing for marginalized communities. We actively center narratives of the colonized and other marginalized voices in and through our work. We do this because we are working to create the world we want to experience.

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 oppressed and marginalized communities, dismantling oppressive structures, and building a more sustainable future. We at IDA affirm that we are committed to always struggling toward creating and preserving a space that is welcoming and fosters transformative expression, as well as provides the possibility of healing and growth in an environment of care and empathy, reciprocity, and mutuality. Read our full statement on community wellness and expression.


Those who are not chosen to be Fellows are deeply welcome to join the IDA community through our cohorts, classes, events, and other programming. This opportunity is for those wanting a more intensive commitment to IDA, to work within the space and lead a committee in programming, event planning, or Harmony House management. The weekly time commitment for this position is 8-10 hours, and it is paid by the hour.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Committing to and developing your own arts practice
  • Home maintenance at the Harmony House
  • Peer-led personal and political education
  • Event and project planning
  • Marketing for public events
  • Active archiving of IDA events, classes, and projects
  • Participating in fellows meetings every week
  • Participating in fellows seminar every week
  • Attending quarterly retreats
  • Providing logistical support for IDA-sponsored events