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Through Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Community Arts Fellows (CAF) have the opportunity to spend a summer working full time in the areas of curating, presenting, outreach and/or arts education with a focus on social justice or racial justice issues. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad.

CAF fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further social and racial justice goals. Upon selection, the Executive Director of IDA will work with Fellows to find and pair themselves with an academic mentor. With the help of their selected academic mentor, IDA staff, and previous CAF administrators and Fellows, CAF Fellows will meet with their mentors and with IDA/CAF’s support team to determine academic research that may assist with preparation for, and follow-up on, the summer learning experience.

Applicants must proposed their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline and effectively demonstrate that their intended partner organization is a well-run organization, where they will receive adequate guidance and supervision. Fellows assist in building and maintaining relationships with these arts organizations and the communities in which they are based.

Each Community Arts Fellow receives a base stipend of $5,000 award to support travel and living expenses during the summer. Financial aid and supplemental funding are available to students who qualify.