IDSVA Ph.D. Candidate and David Driskell Fellow yon Tande has been appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, with a focus on Africanist Perspectives in Contemporary Dance Practices.
IDSVA will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit July 14–17, 2019, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).
William Daniels, Cohort ’18, has had a whirlwind year. In the span of four months, he received the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Artist Grant for his new project Textile Art Exhibition, andwas awarded Male Quilt Artist of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National African American Quilt Museum, Marla Jackson Quilts and the Black Archives of Mid-America.
This summer, IDSVA will participate in Biennale Sessions at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019, with a lecture/seminar given by artist-philosopher Giovanni Tusa on the topic of New Ecologies. A lexicon for the XXI century. The lecture will take place on June 18, 2019, and will be open to the public.
In 2015, when I chose to enroll at IDSVA, I wasn’t sure whether what I had to offer the world as an artist was enough. Now, as I approach my fourth year in the program and my second year at Factory Obscura, my understanding of the role of art in contemporary society and my contribution as an artist has changed dramatically.
At IDSVA's January 12, 2019 Commencement in New York City, board member Edgar Coons announced his One Million Dollar Gift to IDSVA. The gift will fund the Edgar E. Coons, Jr., Professorship of New Philosophy.