The Institute for DIVERSITY in the ARTS

Apr 27, 2010


The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity and diversity through artistic expression. Our mission is to engage artists, students and the local community in a collaborative process to create visual and performing art.

Launched in 2001 with a mission to promote diversity in the arts from a community-based approach, IDA has involved over 150 students in courses and workshops, both affirming the value and expanding the role of the arts in society.

IDA has established a major course of study within the Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), an interdisciplinary program at Stanford. The IDA concentration is designed to bring the artistic process of inquiry, discovery, and expression into the study of race, culture and identity. Now students can major in IDA, gain practical production and performance skills, and merge their creative and academic lives.

Find out about the program, study opportunities, information about past and current visiting artists, calendar of events, and read the blog.

Photo: IDA Judy Baca Community Art Project, 2006. Cronicas: A Visual Narrative of Chicano/Latino Stanford.

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