Student Fellowships

**Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due Monday October 3rd, 2022


Applications are now open! Due October 3rd, 2022.

The IDA Undergraduate Fellowship is a year-long paid program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, creative disciplines, and academic majors. The fellowship offers a close-knit creative community, time for generative art practice, professional and artistic mentorship with IDA visiting artists, and a deepening of social justice principles.

Students in the fellowship take a year-long 3-unit course (1 unit per quarter) with seasoned artists and renowned art practitioners, are course assistants to IDA visiting artists, and participate as arts ambassadors to the broader student community.

The IDA fellowship is a commitment of about 8 hours per week running from week 6 fall quarter through week 10 spring quarter.

Weekly breakdown typically includes:

2-hours Fellow Seminar with IDA staff and Artist-in-Residence
2-hours Working with Visiting Artists
4-hours Independent Creative Practice




Selection Process

Applications are due Oct 3rd, 2022

Fellows are selected by a committee of staff and IDA's Artist-in-Residence. The process includes a completed application form alongside an interview. Fellows will be announced by week 5 fall quarter and the fellowship will begin week 6 fall quarter.

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in:

  • IDA's Annual Spring Course
  • IDA Visiting Artist Courses

To learn more about IDA's upcoming courses click here.