Hear/d Residency Program

WHAT IS IT?

The AUArts SA Hear/d Residency (previously known as the AiR “Artists in Residence” Program) is a pilot project developed by the AUArts Students’ Association. The residency has its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore concerns that are affecting post-secondary students in a creative and innovative way.

The Hear/d Residency asks students to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition that allows our community to safely explore these themes while offering hands-on experiences that directly relate to the fields of art, craft, and design. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity that aims to raise awareness of the issues that are affecting the health and well-being of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciplines in the college. Artists working across all mediums who share a deep interest in these issues are invited to gather, brainstorm and create.

RESILIENCE

“Being in good health means more than feeling physically well; it also means feeling mentally well. Today, we are more aware of how our mental and physical health affect each other. Setting aside time to focus on mental health is important – to you and those who care about you. Life is full of change, risks and challenges. Good mental or emotional health helps us find our balance and stay in control, even during turbulent times.”

– Canadian Mental Health Association (2017)
Questions? Email AUArts SA’s Peer Residency Coordinator at heard.sa@auarts.ca.
Hear/d Residency Guidelines
Call For Submissions – 2019/20 (Click Here to Apply)
Now Hiring Hear/d Program Mentors (Click for more info)
Past Exhibition Catalogs

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Past Exhibition Catalogues

Take a look at catalogs from past Hear/d exhibitions:

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Métamorphe

Hear/d Residency Exhibition Winter 2019

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WHEN: April 3-17, 2019

RECEPTION: Thursday, April 11 at 6 -8 p.m.

WHERE: Main Mall, Alberta University of the Arts (formerly Alberta College of Art + Design)

ARTISTS:

  • Yuii Savage
  • Andrea Engele
  • Haley Eyre
  • Alexa Bunnell
  • Fiona Couillard
  • Jenna Van Buekenhout
  • Alena Martin
  • Kaylee Jordan
  • Christina Bennett
  • Jamie Russett

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