Institute for Diversity in the Arts + Committee on Black Performing Arts (IDA + CBPA) Fellow Application
**Applications for 2018-2019 academic year are now open and due Tuesday, May 8th at 11:59pm.**
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts + the Committee on Black Performing Arts (IDA + CBPA) is looking to bring in a team of imaginative fellows who are passionate about the the role of cultural workers at the intersection of community-based arts practice and social justice. As a part of the team, you will have the chance to develop practices that support your own community-based arts practice! Additionally you will receive the opportunity to engage with artists, cultural workers, and healers about their work and wisdom on their particular arts practice. We aim to cultivate a supportive and challenging home space at the Harmony House.
We are deeply committed to the growing process of challenging and extending the boundaries of what community can look like at Stanford. We always want to model the kind of community we would like to create in the world. We want to work from our values first. We want mutual respect to be the foundation of our interactions with one another. We at IDA + CBPA 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 here.
APPLYING TO BE A FELLOW FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
We will be accepting Fellow applications until May 8th at midnight. Interviews will be conducted the week of May 15th. Final decisions will be announced by May 22. Those who are not chosen to be Fellows are deeply welcome to join the IDA + CBPA community through our cohorts, classes, events, and other programming.
This opportunity is for those wanting a more intensive commitment to IDA + CBPA, 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 10-12 hours, and it is paid by the hour.
Some responsibilities include:
-Home maintenance at the Harmony House
-Peer-led personal and political education
-Event and project planning
-Marketing for public events
-Active archiving of IDA + CBPA's events, classes, and projects
-Participating in fellows meetings every week
-Attending quarterly retreats
-Providing logistical support for IDA-sponsored events