IDEA Report 2021-2023: Affirming Our Values


This second report on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Cooperative provides some follow-up on the intentions set in the first report while highlighting greater community awareness and commitment to IDEA within schools and departments. The inaugural report in 2021 covered several new initiatives under the theme of representation as a vehicle for growth and progress.

From 2021 to 2023, CalArts introduced many directives for continued progress in equity, inclusion, diversity, access, and accessibility—as outlined in Goal 3 of the Institute Strategic Framework—that were conceived and produced by faculty, staff, and students. The themes that emerged during the compilation of this report are artistic expression, accountability, and plurality in perspective and process. Each theme affirms our values in making space for contemporary and accomplished creatives. The accomplishments of the past two years were made possible by a mission-driven commitment to collaboration across the schools, programs, and administrative units.

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