Equity and Diversity in the Arts

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

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.

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Sustainability (I.D.E.A.S.) grant, situated within EDA, seeks to fund artistic and/or research projects that focus on implementing transformative changes. The I.D.E.A.S. grant will cultivate and support a decolonial politics within a long-term horizon of accountability, solidarity, cooperation and non-competition. It will fund 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.


Call for applications for the 2023-2024 I.D.E.A.S. Grant

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2023.

Download the PDF form below.

Staff & Faculty I.D.E.A.S. Proposal form

Student I.D.E.A.S. Proposal form