Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA) is an initiative of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media. EDA’s mandate is to promote diversity of all kinds, including diversities of race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or identity, age, ability or disability, religion and aesthetics or traditions of practice. It provides grants to ACM faculty and student for artist and scholar residencies, research projects, creative projects, field placements, exhibitions, performance, and targeted support for courses and events, it aims to increase understanding across difference, to challenge social and institutional barriers to equity, and to empower faculty and students to champion diversity in their artistic and scholarly pursuits.
I.D.E.A.S. Mandate and Background
What Is the I.D.E.A.S. framework? I.D.E.A.S. stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Sustainability. It is an integral part of ACM: through various kinds of support, the I.D.E.A.S. framework includes grants invests cultivating and supporting a decolonial politics within a longterm horizon of accountability, solidarity, cooperation and non-competition. The I.D.E.A.S. residency funds activities in key areas of creative practice and research including anti-racist, decolonial, and/or Indigenous allyship; queer, trans, and gender nonconforming relations; and accessible/disability inclusion-focused outcomes.
[Photo above: Students Kali Banner, Glendy Yip and Natalie Kwong during their Field Placement as part of the Arts Management Program. Photo credit: Manolo Lugo]
Call for Residency
2021-2022 Academic Year
Proposal deadline: May 19, 2021. 11:59PM
Please note that the Fall residency runs from September to December, the Winter residency from January to April.