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News

This page hosts official announcements from the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (Formerly Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association).

To see news from the university, please visit AUArts.ca

203, 2018

From Books to Business: RBC Entrepreneurship Advice (March 5, 2018)

March 2nd, 2018|

RBC Entrepreneurship Advice

Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? Are you curious about the next steps in transitioning out of school?

ACADSA is pleased to invite you to a fun, interactive session with RBC’s entrepreneurship team! On Monday, March 5th, they will be on campus over the lunch hour to provide students with tips and practices when looking at entrepreneurship as your next career step. Light lunch will be served to all attending students!

Royal Bank of Canada Entrepreneurship Session
Monday, March 5 | 1:00-2:00pm
ACAD Boardroom (next to the Welcome Desk)

We hope to see you there!

103, 2018

The Alberta College of Art + Design is Now a University

March 1st, 2018|

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This morning, the Alberta government announced that the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) has achieved university status, based on the high-quality programs it offers. The school has a number of degree programs, including a bachelor of fine arts and a bachelor of design at the undergraduate level, as well as a master’s degree in craft media.

An official new name for the university has not yet been chosen but is expected to be announced in the coming months.

This is an exciting first step in ACAD dynamic and eventful future.

“Alberta is made richer by the many exceptionally talented artists, designers and creators that call our province home. Changing ACAD to a university not only demonstrates how much we value them and their work, but reflects the school’s role as the primary fine arts institution in our province. This is a historic day that recognizes the high-quality degree programs the school offers, the type of education its students are receiving and the significance of the arts, craft and design to our province.”

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

“Today’s announcement officially acknowledges that ACAD has been offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level for some time. Aligning our title, university, with our programming, demonstrates this government’s commitment to the pivotal role we play in the social, cultural and economic fabric of our province. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff are the creators, makers, artists and designers who strengthen Alberta by diversifying it through the development of the creative industries within the knowledge economy.”

Daniel Doz, President + CEO, Alberta College of Art + Design

“The government granting ACAD university status reinforces our institutional track record for excellence. Although our name will change, our focus to educate and nurture the next generation of artists and designers in Alberta remains the same. The ACAD Board of Governors appreciates the Government of Alberta for their ongoing support in securing ACAD’s future as they recognize the university we have become.”

M. Carol Ryder, Chair, Alberta College of Art + Design Board of Governors

“For me, this is validation of all the hard work students do here. Finally having this recognition of all the time, money, effort and research that we accomplish is a breath of fresh air. It will be nice to have wider recognition to make transfers easier and a more accurate picture of what we have accomplished when we move on to whatever we pursue post-ACAD.”

Camille Porcheron, Director of Leadership + Governance,
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

The change in status means that ACAD will be able to set up a General Faculties Council (GFC) similar to those in place at other universities in the province. Once established, the GFC will expand upon the existing academic oversight at the institution, ensuring the school’s programs continue to meet provincial, national and international standards of quality.

In order for the school to officially become a university, amendments to the Post-secondary Learning Act are required. The proposed changes to the act will be brought before the legislature at a future date.The Alberta government is currently reviewing other aspects of the post-secondary system and will share more information about its modernization of the system over the coming months.

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For more information please contact: 

Steven Hodges, Alberta College of Art + Design
t. 403.284.7656
c. 403.472.5756
e. steven.hodges@acad.ca

About Alberta College of Art + Design

Founded in 1926, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture in the 20th century, with many of its graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. ACAD provides accredited degree standard education and learning opportunities to 1,200 students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in a wide range of art, craft and design studio disciplines. In addition to credentialed undergraduate degrees in a variety of program areas, the College offers a Masters of Fine Art in Craft Media, making it the only institution in the Province to offer and confer university-level undergraduate and now, graduate degree programs in art, craft and design.
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2002, 2018

Notice of Elections

February 20th, 2018|

 

ACADSA is looking for students who are interested in representing their department for the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and Executive Committee (EC).

We have made some changes to our team based on feedback we received at our Annual General Meeting and from your current representatives; we hope that this change will be better suited to represent the unique qualities of our campus. As a member of the SLC/EC you will be provided exciting professional development opportunities and participating on a governing board is a wonderful addition to your CV and can propel your career in many ways. Please note that these positions are all paid opportunities for students!

IMPORTANT DATES

Nominations Open: February 26th-March 9th

Nomination forms DUE: March 9th

Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: March 13th

Campaign Forum – March 27th

Voting days: April 4th-5th

Polls Close April 5th by 5:00pm

Winners Announced on April 6th

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details and nominations package:

Executive Committee

– Director of Leadership and Governance

– Director of Advocacy and Representation

– Director of Community and Culture

– Director of External Relations

Student Leadership Council

– Advertising

– BFA General Studies

– Ceramics

– Character Design

– (2) First Year Studies

– Glass

– Graduate Studies

– Graphic Design

– Illustration

– Jewellery + Metals

– Media Arts + Digital Technologies

– Painting

– Photography

– Drawing

– Fibre

– International Student

– Print Media

– Sculpture

Please carefully read all the documents included in the Elections Package (available at www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/)

Please drop off your election package into the ACADSA office. Our regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 10 to 4PM, but we will make sure someone is in the office on Friday for all those last minute submissions.

If you have read the documents and still have questions please email the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca, or just come into the office and ask!

Thank you!

Dalyce Bryant
Director of Advocacy & Representation
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

1602, 2018

Office Closed – Monday, February 19, 2018

February 16th, 2018|

Remember that it is reading week February 19-23! No classes are scheduled.

We hope everyone has a great break! Our office will be closed on Monday, February 19th, but we will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, February 20th.

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1202, 2018

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – February 2018

February 12th, 2018|

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Enter to win items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing!!

This will be an in-person draw entry at two of ACADSA’s events.

Fill in our draw entry form at the Valentine’s Bazaar (February 14) and Kinky Bingo (February 15) in the ACAD Cafeteria.

Contest closes and winner will be drawn Thursday, February 15th. Good luck!

PRIZE CONTENTS

What’s inside the set: A how-to guide . . .

Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide explains how to start and keep a dot journal—a planner, to-do list, and diary that will help you get your life together. You decide what goes inside:

  • Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more
  • Symbols that will make those lists efficient and effective
  • Spreads to plan your day, week, month, or year
  • Trackers for your habits and goals
  • A blank dot-grid journal
  • 208 numbered dot-grid pages that make creative layouts a breeze
  • A rugged, flexible cover with an inner back pocket

An elastic closure and a ribbon to keep your place!

A truly renewing and therapeutic experience for mind and body, this luxurious spa-inspired bath treatment is formulated with premium Dead Sea salts, hand-minded Pink Himalayan salts and pure essential oils of Lavender, Marjoram and Geranium.

Features:

  • Transforming aroma of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils instantly stimulate the senses, encouraging a sense of restoration and overall well-being
  • Stimulates circulation and blood flow
  • Soothes tired and sore muscles
  • Draws out toxins and impurities
  • Draws out toxins and impurities
  • 100% natural
An innovative multi-tasker, this 3-in-1 oil functions as an all over body moisturizer, hair and scalp treatment and nourishing bath oil. Rich in Jojoba and Sweet Almond oil with essential oils of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Patchouli. Nourish and hydrate your skin while breathing in the transforming aroma. 100% natural. 50 ml.
Loved for their elegant design and quality construction, Takenaka’s bento bowl makes it easy to enjoy healthy, economical and eco-friendly meals on the go. Made in Japan with the strictest quality-control, it comes with a tight-fitting lid and fork. BPA- and lead-free. 0.65L capacity. 5.31″ × 5.71″ × 3.58″ tall. Body, top, lid: polypropylene. Body is microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Hand-wash top lid and fork.
902, 2018

Sexual Health Week – February 13-16

February 9th, 2018|

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“Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.” – World Health Organization

Stop in at the ACADSA Office for free resources or check out our Health Habits Campaign!

What is drag all about? Come learn with us at the Drag 101 Workshop. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/285105075354499/

Join us on your lunch break at the Valentine’s Bazaar. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1953643101552599/

Secure your spot for Kinky Bingo through Eventbrite (https://acadsakinkybingo.eventbrite.ca/). Remaining spots on the day of will be available on a first come, first serve basis. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/122159581935277/

 

202, 2018

Win a $75 Visa Giftcard!! 2017-18 Advocacy Survey

February 2nd, 2018|

Website_survey_page_banner_1718ACADSA is looking for your feedback to help guide the incoming Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council in their advocacy efforts for the 2018/19 academic year. ACADSA recognizes that student feedback is essential for ensuring that the Executive and SLC represent your interests and voice to the decision making bodies of the college. In order to do that effectively, we need to hear from as many of you as possible! Please fill out this short survey to help us determine the best way to better serve, represent, and advocate for you!

There are questions in the survey regarding course workload, contact time with your instructors, accessing services, and ACADSA programming initiatives. It is so important that ALL students fill this survey out so we can get a better understanding of how your overall experience at ACAD could be improved, and what changes you’d like to see moving forward that we can advocate for on your behalf.

Personal identification information is not required, however if you would like to provide your name and email at the end of the survey you’ll be entered into a draw to win a $75 visa gift card!

*Survey data is kept separate from the survey entries so your submission will still be kept anonymous.

Please note: General survey results may be shared with administration, the Board of Governors and the ACADSA team. Your individual answers will be kept anonymous and will not be shared with anyone.

If you have a grievance that you’d like to report, please see the ACADSA website under “Get Involved/Student Rights” for more information on how to submit a formal complaint through our Action Forms.

Survey Link: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/advocacy-survey-2017-18

Estimated Time To Complete Survey: 10-15 minutes

Deadline: Monday, February 26th at Midnight

2201, 2018

ACADSA Career Development Fair – February 7 (12-3pm)

January 22nd, 2018|

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Find a summer internship! Discover community resources! Get to know the local organizations that are here to support your professional development as emerging artists!

ACADSA’s Career Development Program is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Career Development Fair! On February 7th, we will be hosting over 20 organizations that drive the Calgary arts scene, from artist-run centres, nonprofits, guilds, maker spaces, coalitions, and more!

Wednesday, February 7th
12-3pm
ACAD Main Mall

Check out ACADSA’s Facebook Event for more information about the organizations that will be joining us.

https://www.facebook.com/events/334850410363465/

1801, 2018

REMINDER Call for Residency Submissions: ACADSA Hear/d Residency

January 18th, 2018|

HeardWinter2018_instagramDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT

ACAD Students’ Association is seeking applications for the 2018 Hear/d Residency program. Part of the ACADSA mandate is to provide professional development opportunities for students while also helping to facilitate the development of a strong student artist community + culture. The ACADSA Hear/d Residency invites individuals and collectives from all discipline areas to work together to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition.

We are also looking for mentors for the program

The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Given this theme, participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops, this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + well-being of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples who will help to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community.

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)

ARTIST FEES

ACADSA will provide each of the participants with a $250.00 honorarium to  support the time, resources, and materials required to participate in the program.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The application process is entirely electronic. Direct email and paper submissions will NOT be accepted. Due to the number of submissions received, the quantity of support material in the application is restricted. The jury will not review additional materials beyond the required documents. All documentation must be submitted through the online submission form:

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Statement of interest:
    • Discuss how the theme of this program relates to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.
    • Outline your interest in the program and understanding of the importance of mental health support.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your creative background to a maximum length of two pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.
  3. Support: Please submit up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips with a corresponding numbered image list. Our programming committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

Images must be RGB .jpg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. ACADSA accepts links to video and audio work hosted online.

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT

1101, 2018

Welcome Back! <3 - Student’s Association

January 11th, 2018|

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Hello Acadians, and welcome back to the Winter semester!

I hope you all had a lovely break and feel rested and refreshed, ready to take on the new semester. This semester you can expect to see the 2017-18 Advocacy Survey from ACADSA, please consider taking the time to fill it out because it is all about how your Student’s Association can serve you better by giving us a clearer picture of what you want and expect from us.

Also keep in mind that all of the Student’s Association’s elected positions will be available again soon. Consider running in the elections to represent your department as a Student Leadership Council member in the following year, or commit yourself to earning a salary and serving ACAD students as an elected representative on the Executive Committee for a year’s term, including the summer. Check our website for details and job descriptions for all of these positions, and remember they are all paid.

Thank you for taking the time to read our welcome, and good luck with your semester at ACAD!

Camille Porcheron
Director of Leadership and Governance
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca
ACAD Student’s Association

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1001, 2018

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – January 2018

January 10th, 2018|

Enter to win items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing!! Fill in our draw entry form at https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/healthy-habits-january-prize

Contest closes and winner will be drawn Wednesday, January 31st. Good luck!

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PRIZE CONTENTS

Covered in stain resistant faux leather that lets you wipe away small spills, this vintage-inspired binder is filled with everything you need to start recording your family favourites. It features multiple divided sections with pages where you can write down recipes, plus pockets and an accordion folder let you stash those previously written. 8.5” x 9.5”.
The perfect companion for all creative types, The Official Bullet Journal marries function with this classic, thread-bound Leuchtturm1917 notebook. Boasting 240 numbered pages, 8 perforated and detachable sheets, a gusseted pocket, a page marker, and an elastic bound closure, it offers everything you could possibly desire from a daily diary. 240 pages. 5.71” x 8.27”.
Food tastes better when it is presented in a beautiful way and now there’s a lunch pot that does just that. Two watertight pots have lids with watertight locking seals so you can separate your yoghurt and granola, noodles and fruit salad. The stackable pots come with a carrying strap that also holds a spork at the ready. When you’re finished eating, the smaller pot fits inside the larger one for compact carrying.
1412, 2017

Office Closed for Winter Break

December 14th, 2017|

Wishing everyone a great winter break! We will be back to regular hours on Monday, January 8th.

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1412, 2017

Grade Appeal Process: Quick Summary

December 14th, 2017|

Do you want to appeal your grade? Are you unsure about how you would go about this process? We at ACADSA have compiled this summary on how to do so.

If you would like any further assistance in understanding this process, please feel free to reach out to ACADSA’s Director of Advocacy & Representation at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

This is only a brief explanation of how the grade appeal process works, and all students who will be proceeding with a grade appeal should read the Grade Appeal form and Procedure 500.08.01 in full.

Here is the link: https://www.acad.ca/sites/default/files/Documents/Grade%20Appeal%20Form%20and%20Procedure.pdf

Grade Appeal Procedure (Steps):

A student may appeal a final grade if he/she believes that:

  • an instructor has applied inappropriate criteria in evaluation, and/or
  • that an instructor has unfairly interpreted the student’s work in light of stated criteria, and/or
  • the student believes the instructor has made a calculation error in weighing the components which comprise the final examination mark.

All steps in the process must be followed in sequence.

There is no fee associated with Steps 1 and 2. If the process proceeds to Step 3, a Grade Appeal Fee must be paid but will be refunded if the grade is changed.

Grade appeals must be objective in nature and based on evidence.

Step 1:

The first section of the Grade Appeal form (Step 1) must be filled out and given to the Registrar’s office within 14 working days from the end of the semester for which the grades were issued. To complete this step the student must meet and/or contact the instructor, if emailed to the instructor, the student must copy the Registrar’s Office and the Chair of the School which offers the course, within the 14 days.

        Items for discussion in the email or the meeting…

– whether there was an oversight or a mistake in grading

– the reason(s) for the student’s request for a grade change

– the criteria used to determine the grade

– the possibility of a change of grade to an “I” incomplete with specific conditions that have to be met to satisfy the course requirements or to any other grade.

The instructor may agree to a change of grade or may decide to uphold the original grade as a result of the discussion. If the student is unsatisfied, they may continue with step 2.

Step 2:

This step in the process must be initiated within 7 calendar days of the completion of the Step 1.  (The completion date shall be the date the completed form was returned to the Registrar’s Office).

The student must complete Step 2 section of the Grade Appeal Form, outlining in writing his/her grounds for the appeal, and submit it to the Chair of the School of Program of the area of the contested grade (where the Chair of the School is the instructor, the Chair of another school shall conduct the review).

Program Resolution Panel:

The Chair of the School will serve as Chair to the Program Resolution Panel and shall appoint two other members as follows:

– 2 instructors from within the Program area (or familiar with the area of study in dispute)

All three members have voting privileges.

The Program Resolution Panel shall:

– Review the student’s written submission (provided by the Chair of the School)

– Review the official course outline, the instructor’s course guideline, plus the instructor’s written account of how the student’s grade was determined relative to the outlined objectives of the course and the evaluation criteria

– Interview the parties (if deemed necessary)

– Review the student’s work in light of course expectations to assess whether the work has fulfilled the requirements of the course.  (In reviewing the student work, only that work produced for the course may be included in the review).

The Panel will decide by majority vote if the original grade should be retained, raised or lowered. The Chair will then return the form within 10 working days of this step being initiated.

If the student is unsatisfied with the outcome of this step of the grade appeal procedure, he/she may proceed to Step 3.

Step 3:

This step must be initiated within 7 calendar days of the date of completion of Step 2 and requires the payment of a grade appeal fee: (the completion date shall be the date the completed form was returned to the Registrar’s Office). The grade appeal fee must accompany this step of the appeal process but will be refunded if the grade is changed.

This third step of the grade appeal process, involves a review of the student’s appeal by members external to the program.  This may result in the overturning of the instructor’s original grade.

Grade Appeal Committee:

The Chair of School will serve as Chair to the Committee and will appoint two other members on an ad hoc basis as follows:

– One instructor who is familiar with the area of study in dispute and has not participated in step 2 of this procedure

– One instructor who is outwith of the area being contested

– One student who is an executive member of the Students’ Association.

All three members have voting privileges.  The Chair of the School is a non voting member.

The Grade Appeal Committee shall:

– Review all written submissions (as provided by the Chair of the School in the area of the contested grade) from Step 2

– Review the recommendations  of the Program Resolution Panel

– Interview the student and the instructor.

Upon review of all written and verbal submissions, the Grade Appeal Committee will decide by majority vote if the original grade should be retained, raised or lowered. The Registrar shall advise both the student and the instructor of Grade Appeal Committee’s decision.

Given no procedural irregularities in the appeal process, the Grade Appeal Committee’s decision is final and no further appeal is possible.

If you would like any further assistance in understanding this process, please feel free to reach out to ACADSA’s Director of Advocacy & Representation at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

– Updated May 10, 2018

1112, 2017

Now Hiring Hear/d Program Mentors: ACADSA

December 11th, 2017|

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Health + Wellness Program Manager (“HWPM”) and with support of other ACADSA staff, the Hear/d Mentor is responsible for acting as a leader within the ACAD community while supporting the student participants of the Hear/d Residency program.

The Hear/d residency is a 3-month long student-run artist residency held on campus. This year the program will focus on the theme of resiliency, to explore the process of dealing with a variety of mental health issues many post-secondary students face. Given this theme, participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops, this residency will provide a platform for a diverse array of creative output. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + wellbeing of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples who will help to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community.

For more information about the Hear/d Residency Program visit www.acadsa.ca/heard

The mentorship positions will be split into two separate positions to accommodate for a shared workload and supportive team philosophy.

This is a part-time position with a schedule of up to approximately 10 hours per month, with a compensation of $375.00 honorarium per semester. The position will commence January 24th, 2018 and continues until April 23th, 2018.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mentor A

  • Support the creation of program promotional materials such as postcards and posters
  • Coordinate studio visit schedule with all participants
  • Install artist statements for the final exhibition

Mentor B

  • Format all written work required for the exhibition
  • Coordinate the photography schedule for all residency participants
  • Create and install vinyl for the exhibition

Joint Responsibilities

  • Develop meeting agendas to cover required information and discussion points with participants
  • Perform studio visits with participants to support the development of work
  • Facilitate the installation and striking of the final exhibition
  • Generate a safe and supportive environment for participants
  • Create joint testimonial to be included in the program catalogue
  • Facilitate residency program group meetings
  • Communicate respectfully with participating students

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A mature attitude and ability to work independently and be a responsive member of the ACADSA team
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have previously participated in a Hear/d program
  • Have a general understanding of mental health challenges facing post-secondary students

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ASSETS

  • Previous experience in a leadership position working with small-large groups
  • An interest in curatorial experience
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple deadlines
  • Enthusiasm to exceed performance expectations
  • Supportive and patient demeanor

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter which includes a brief description of the applicant’s’ knowledge of the Hear/d program, and a detailed understanding of the position and required skill. Applicants are also required to submit their curriculum vitae along with a portfolio of work to acadsa@acad.ca no later than midnight on January 21st, 2018.

The Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

1112, 2017

Call for Residency Submissions: ACADSA Hear/d Residency

December 11th, 2017|

HeardWinter2018_instagramDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT

ACAD Students’ Association is seeking applications for the 2018 Hear/d Residency program. Part of the ACADSA mandate is to provide professional development opportunities for students while also helping to facilitate the development of a strong student artist community + culture. The ACADSA Hear/d Residency invites individuals and collectives from all discipline areas to work together to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition.

The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Given this theme, participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops, this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + well-being of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples who will help to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community.

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)

ARTIST FEES

ACADSA will provide each of the participants with a $250.00 honorarium to  support the time, resources, and materials required to participate in the program.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The application process is entirely electronic. Direct email and paper submissions will NOT be accepted. Due to the number of submissions received, the quantity of support material in the application is restricted. The jury will not review additional materials beyond the required documents. All documentation must be submitted through the online submission form:

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Statement of interest:
    • Discuss how the theme of this program relates to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.
    • Outline your interest in the program and understanding of the importance of mental health support.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your creative background to a maximum length of two pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.
  3. Support: Please submit up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips with a corresponding numbered image list. Our programming committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

Images must be RGB .jpg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. ACADSA accepts links to video and audio work hosted online.

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT

712, 2017

Call for Volunteer Jury Members: ACADSA

December 7th, 2017|

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Call for Volunteer Jury Members

Be the change you want to see around campus. Be an advocate for the activity taking place in the Marion Nicoll Gallery, in ACADSA’s Student Groups, and in the Hear/d Residency program. Put the experience on your CV and make your voice heard in your community! Open to current students, all majors in any year, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years.

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https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/jury-volunteer-application

See application form for application and position requirements

Apply ASAP! Marion Nicoll Gallery Jury to meet mid January. Student Groups and Hear/d Juries to meet late January.

Thank you!