Student Fellowships

IDA FELLOWSHIP 20-21

 

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.

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.

**Applications for the 2020-2021 school year NOW CLOSED! **

 APPLYING TO BE A FELLOW FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

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.

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. This is a paid opportunity. 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)

COMMITTEE ON BLACK PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIP

History

In 1969, a group of students came together to form the Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA) as a cultural resource to Stanford and surrounding communities. CBPA hosted artists, created master classes and workshops, staged productions, and published the Black Arts Quarterly, a literary journal.

**Applications for the 2020-2021 school year NOW CLOSED! **

CBPA FELLOWSHIP 2021

The Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA) started 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 undergraduate and graduate 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.

REQUIREMENTS

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR NOW OPEN!
Students who are interested in becoming fellows 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 weekly time commitment for this position is 8-10 hours and is a paid opportunity.

 Students are required to attend:

  •  2 meetings a quarter with their mentors
  • 2 meetings a month with the CBPA + IDA fellows cohort
  • CBPA + IDA Artist Talks