The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Sustainability (I.D.E.A.S.)

Photo of the project Long Distance Relationship, 2019 Nuit Blanche Scarborough

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Sustainability (I.D.E.A.S.) grant, previously known as Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA) grant, seeks to fund artistic and/or research projects that focus on implementing transformative changes. The I.D.E.A.S. grant is an exciting initiative based on a long-standing endowment partnership between the Federal Government and the University of Toronto. It is an integral part of ACM; faculty are encouraged to mentor or co-apply with students. Through various kinds of support, the I.D.E.A.S. grant aims to cultivate and support a decolonial politics within a long-term horizon of accountability, solidarity, cooperation and non-competition. The I.D.E.A.S. grant 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.