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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

510, 2017

Office Closed October. 9th, 2017

October 5th, 2017|

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Wishing everyone a great long weekend! We will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, October 10th.

510, 2017

Event: Professional Galleries 101

October 5th, 2017|

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Professional Development in a Gallery Context!

This event is open to all ACAD students and will attempt to provide a better understanding of what career possibilities are available in the gallery context. The event will feature a tour through the IKG (http://ikg.acad.ca/) with each staff member, who will be talking about the roles and responsibilities involved in their position. This should give students the opportunity to learn about job options in the arts from individuals performing in these positions in the setting in which they work.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot through Eventbrite before October 16. (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/professional-galleries-101-tickets-38608356634)

Questions? Email Laura Pritchard, Marion Nicoll Gallery Coordinator, at mng.acadsa@acad.ca.

Marion Nicholl Gallery (MNG) – https://marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com/

410, 2017

Room Change: Show + Sale Workshop

October 4th, 2017|

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Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with the IKG, tomorrow’s Show + Sale workshop will be moved to room 371. Unfortunately, this means there will be standing room only. A copy of tomorrow’s presentation will be emailed out to registered Show + Sale students along with your inventory sheets.

Have a great afternoon folks.

Joel Farris
Career Development Coordinator
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

310, 2017

ACADSA By-Election Candidates (Vote on October 10-11)

October 3rd, 2017|

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Hey ACADSA members,

Here are your candidates for the 2017-18 ACADSA By-Election. Voting will take place on Oct. 10th + Oct. 11th. Polling stations will be located in the Main Mall from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on both days. This is your opportunity to have a say on who represents you for the 2017/18 academic year. For more information visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

For Director of Cultural & Community Affairs, Executive Committee

For Glass Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Jewellery + Metals Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Painting Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Photography Representative, Student Leadership Council

If you would like more information on these candidates you can look at their platform statements on the ACADSA website (www.acadsa.ca/elections), or you can attend the speeches that they will be giving out on Wednesday, October 4th (between 1-2PM) in the cafeteria.

There are no candidates running for the following positions:

  • Director of External Relations, Executive Committee
  • Advertising Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • BFA General Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Ceramics Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Character Design Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • First Year Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Graduate Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Graphic Design Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Illustration Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative, Student Leadership Council

If you have any questions please email (the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca. Thank you!

Dalyce Bryant

Director of Advocacy & Representation

Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

310, 2017

Call for Residency Submissions: ACADSA Hear/d Residency – DEADLINE EXTENDED

October 3rd, 2017|

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

ACAD Students’ Association is seeking applications for the 2017 Hear/d residency. 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. For more information on the Hear/d residency visit www.acadsa.ca/heard.

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. Artist Statement: Discuss how the theme of this program relates to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.
  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 MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

310, 2017

Campaign Statements for 2017/18 ACADSA By-Election

October 3rd, 2017|

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CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS

My name is Jennifer Herring, and I would love to represent you as the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs! I am a fourth year Drawing Major, and i have been through it all. When I first came to ACAD, I wasn’t aware of the services that the student could access via ACADSA, and now that I have been through multiple years at this institution, i now realize that students need a vocal, personable problem solver – and most importantly, a solution seeker – in office so that ACAD student can be heard, understood, and action can take place. As a Direct, I would use my skills in advocacy, organization, active listening, actionable initiative and problem solving to better the lives of students. I have experience in advocating for cycling infrastructure, because I believe that lives can be bettered by design, and that by being vocal and involved, we can make our institution and the city we live in an even better place. I believe that ACAD students deserve a better quality of student experience and that I can do a great job in advocating for us! I know that ACAD students are full of tenacity and I would be honoured to represent such a creative and humbling group of people!
ACAD has a wonderful community and the photography program has one of my favourite, but in three years at the school I have discovered there are many places for improvement, especially in our program. My top priority as future photography representative is the distribution of information. It’s extremely important to me that all students in the Photography program are up-to-date on all the things happening in our department. My goal is to set up a frequent and dependable form of distributing information to the student body. My other top priority is to be the voice of the Photography student body; I will always be available for feedback and take suggestions and issues to the Student Leadership Council. As a third year photo student, I feel I have a good idea of how the department runs and what issues we face. My goal is to help make the department run as smoothly as possible. If I am elected, I will dedicate my time to uncovering and relaying information, correcting issues and bettering the program to the best of my abilities.
My name is McKenna Prather, a fourth year Painting Major at ACAD. I am so grateful to be apart of this creative community of students and faculty here in the Painting Department. As I am entering four years of experience in this department, I feel well suited for a position on Student Leadership Council as a Painting Representative.

I enthusiastic about the position as I can effectively be an advocate by communicating any concerns within the Painting Department to ACADSA and striving to ensure that our needs are met. As a student preparing for Grad School, I am in the studio frequently, and I understand some of the complaints that have circulated the Department in regards to lack of privileges. I have had numerous experiences in a leadership role within group projects. This gives me the tools to be successful at communicating clearly, and strong motivation to achieve goals. I have participated in many exhibitions at ACAD, as well as contributed as a Co-Curator at ACAD and at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

Starting October 3rd, I am bringing back Waffle Tuesdays, and I hope to see both Fine Arts and Design Students come by the Painting Studios on the third floor for a different flavour of waffle on the first Tuesday of each month. This is a great opportunity to connect students from all years and programs of study.

If you elect me, I will be available to anyone who is interested in voicing concern or would like some insight on what your Student Association is up to. I am very excited to gain more experience with ACADSA and I can’t wait to get better acquainted with the rest of the Painting Department. I hope you give me the opportunity to be your SLC Representative.

As a representative of the Jewellery + Metals department it will be my goal to give voice to the unique issues that face our department. I will endeavor to open a dialog between the department and the ACAD administration in an effort to shed light on the rationale behind the actions taken which affect our studio and department.

I recognize that a greater degree of communication may not be a solution to every problem. Yet as adequate dialog between administration and the student body has been lacking in the past, I intend to make this preliminary step for our department towards understanding and affirming our place within the ACAD community, and in steering progress towards finding solutions to existing and future issues.

I am running to be on the SLC as this is where my voice will be heard for others in the community.  I am specifically applying to be the glass department rep as I am now a fourth year who understands why it is important to have someone represent them.

The glass community is getting bigger by the years and has alot they can contribute to making acad appear even better as a craft department.

I am also a part if the international students community which allows a broader prospect from not only the glass department but as a whole. Since first year I have always imagined myself being on the board but never actually had the Courage to do so. Now seeing this may be my last Chance to actually fall through, I am diving in for the take.

I think I would be great for this position as I am more then willing to listen to what people want and then raise our expressions to the meeting for then.

Having been a student at ACAD for three years, I have learned a lot about the organization, and how important communication is. I believe that it does represent its mission statement, that ACAD is a “catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development”. It also teaches and helps students to “engage the world and create possibilities”. I believe that having the opportunity to represent the students of the Photography program will help build the skills needed to “engage the world and create possibilities”.

I have interest in being a representative, and I genuinely care about others and intend to fulfill their expectations. By attending leadership conferences in the past, I have gained knowledge and experience. I learned that leaders and followers cannot coexist without one another, in order to be a good leader, one must be a good follower. Therefore, in order to successfully represent something, they must be a part of it. This is why I would be a good representative of the Photography program. Like most students within the program, I love photography, and hope to get as much out of the classes as I can. In order for this to happen, a network of communication between the students and the school needs to take place. I love listening to individuals and helping them achieve their goals whatever and however that may be. I intend to help make the photography program the most successful and enjoyable program it can be for the students, and make sure all of their educational needs are met. I want to make communications more enjoyable and easy for everyone, by informing students of assignments, events, and representing the interests of the photography department.

2809, 2017

REMINDER: ACADSA By-Elections Nomination forms DUE Sept. 29, by 4:00pm

September 28th, 2017|

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Nomination forms DUE: September 29 BY 4:00pm
Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: September 29 @ 5:00pm in ACADSA Office
Campaign Forum – October 4, LUNCH TIME
Voting days: October 10 & 11 (8:30AM-5:30PM) in the Main Mall
(Changed since the college is closed on October 9th for Thanksgiving)
Winners announced once polls are closed: October 11
Last day to inquire for ballot recount: October 18

Interested in Running?

How To:

  1. Read through + familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies and Procedures, and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available at www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/)
  2. Print, fill in, and get signatures on the Nomination Form.
  3. Write a campaign/platform statement (max 300 words)
    1. SUGGESTED COMPONENTS:
      1. Description of interest in specific position
      2. Expertise related to specific position
      3. History of leadership experiences
      4. Initiatives or goals you would advance
  4. Print Unofficial Transcript from Webservice or ACAD Registrar’s Office (not required for first year students).
  5. Hand in election documentation (unofficial transcript, signed nomination form, printed copy of campaign statement) and $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office.
  6. Email copy of campaign statement to Elections Officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.
  7. Attend the campaign regulations meeting on September 29 at 5:00pm in the ACADSA Office.
  8. Campaign!

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details and nominations package. http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

Executive Committee

  • Director of External Relations
  • Director of Cultural & Community Affairs

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

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

2509, 2017

Now Hiring Hear/d Program Mentors: ACADSA

September 25th, 2017|

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Health + Wellness Coordinator (“HWC”) 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 2.5-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 + 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. For more information about the Hear/d residency 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 September 28th, 2017 and continues until December 13th, 2017.

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 noon on October 2nd, 2017.

 

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.

2109, 2017

Now Hiring SLC Neutral Chair: ACADSA

September 21st, 2017|

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Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the ACAD Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing ACAD’s student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

SLC NEUTRAL CHAIR

The Neutral Chair is responsible for ensuring all meetings of the Student Leadership Council (SLC) are conducted fairly according to the policies, bylaws and procedures of the Association in order to achieve the goals and mission of the SLC.

Core Objectives…

The Neutral Chair contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Facilitate meetings of the SLC according to the governance principles of the Association
      1. Chair committee meetings ensuring:
        • A balance is struck between time-keeping and space for discussion
        • Business is dealt with efficiently
        • Decisions, actions, and deliberations are accurately minuted and posted for review in due time
        • The implementation of decisions are clearly assigned and monitored
        • Governance principles are followed as outlined in the Bylaws
      2. Judges items as in or out of scope for the discussion
      3. Stays neutral in discussion
      4. Announces calls, meetings, events with appropriate advance time and through proper channels
      5. If it is necessary to take a vote, supervises voting and announces results
      6. Facilitates discussion to help the group reach consensus
      7. Revises deliverables timeline as needed
  • Ensures that each member of the SLC fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Association
      1. Encourages equal and fair participation from all members
      2. Works with the Director of Leadership & Governance to define meeting agendas
      3. Plan and prepare the committee meetings and the AGM with others as appropriate
      4. Ensure meeting materials are distributed and/or communicated to representatives

Who You Are…

Here at ACADSA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at ACAD, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.

Qualifications…

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the Association’s mission, vision, and values
  • Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in a leadership role
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role effectively
  • Available to meet on a regular basis with the Executive Director and Director of Leadership & Governance for discussion and meeting preparation
  • Previous governance experience considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, curatorial studies, technical writing, artist development, and arts administration
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Casual position on campus, approximately 6-7 hours/month
  • Pay rate of $60/meeting (2 meetings/month)
  • Gain governance and meeting facilitation experience in a non-voting role
  • Better understand the inner workings of a non-profit/artist run organization

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, please also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:

Sarah Grodecki

ACADSA Executive Director

director.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Neutral Chair Application

Application Deadline is October 6, 2017.

The ACAD Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2109, 2017

Now Hiring Polling Clerks: ACADSA

September 21st, 2017|

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the ACAD Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing ACAD’s student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

POLLING CLERK

The Polling Clerk is responsible for overseeing the voting procedures and counting the ballots during all elections and referenda periods.

Core Objectives…

The Polling Clerk contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Complying with elections policies and procedures
    • Attend the campaign regulations meeting
    • Arrive at the polling station a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes before the polls open to receive the ballots
  • Ensuring that all electors are treated impartially and with respect
    • Present ballots to students who are on the official voting list, and strike their name upon presentation of the ballot
    • Ensure no unauthorized person enters the polling station
    • Ensure the ballot boxes are not left unattended
  • Maintaining the secrecy of all ballots
    • Count the ballots as instructed by the Elections Officer
    • Record the number of votes for each candidate, and tabulate the totals
    • Complete a recount of ballots if required
    • Destroy ballots upon the request of the Elections Officer after the election has concluded

The Perks…

  • Temporary casual position on campus
  • Pay rate of $13.60/hour
  • Available shifts:
    • October 10th: 8:30 am -1:00 pm
    • October 10th: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • October 11th: 8:30 am -1:00 pm
    • October 11th: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position please send a letter of interest that helps us get to know you better, please also ensure you specify which shifts you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:

Dalyce Bryant

ACADSA Director of Advocacy & Representation

advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Polling Clerk Application

Application Deadline is September 29, 2017.

The ACAD Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2009, 2017

Show + Sale Winter 2017: Registration

September 20th, 2017|

Show+SaleLogoBW_ACADSApresents_sqThe ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market. Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with a tremendous opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held November 16-18, 2017.

How Can You Participate?

Registration for Show + Sale is a three-step process. Deadlines are strict; don’t miss your chance to get involved!

Step 1: Students register their interest to participate through our online form before midnight on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The online form can be found at: https://form.jotform.ca/ACADSA/show-sale-registration-winter-2017

Click Here For Registration Form

Step 2: If the registered student has submitted work in a previous Show + Sale, they will automatically move on to Step 3. Students who did not participate in a previous sale are required to attend a mandatory workshop designed to introduce them to the policies and procedures of Show + Sale. The workshop will be held in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre and attendance is taken. Please let us know before the event if you are unable to attend.

Winter 2017 Inventory Workshop

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 1-1:30pm
IN ROOM 371

This workshop will introduce students to the logistical side of Show + Sale, specifically the online inventory submission process. Topics include how to finalize registration online, attaching sales tags to inventory and successful price-points from previous sales.

Step 3: Once we have finalized registration numbers, an inventory submission sheet and link to online submission form will be emailed to students who fulfilled the registration requirements. The deadline for inventory submissions will be Monday, October 30. Participation registration is not complete until your submission form has been received.

ACADSA will also be hosting a panel session with Market Collective co-founders Angela Dione and Angel Guerra, and New Craft Coalition co-founder and ACAD alumni Laura Sharp, on Tuesday, October 10 at 4pm. Full details about that session will be emailed out soon!

In the meantime, please read the full Show + Sale Guidelines.

Winter 2017 Show + Sale Guidelines

Anyone with questions leading up to the workshop, feel free to send me an email or stop by the ACADSA office (Rm 335) in the Main Mall, Mon-Thurs between 10-4pm.

Looking forward to a great Winter Show + Sale!

Joel Farris
Career Development Coordinator
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
careers.acadsa@acad.ca

1909, 2017

Notice of Elections: ACADSA By-Elections Fall 2017

September 19th, 2017|

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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

Notice of Elections + Nomination form available on ACADSA’s website: September 19

Nomination forms DUE: September 29 BY 4:00pm

Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: September 29 @ 5:00pm

Campaign Forum – October 4, LUNCH TIME

Voting days: October 9 & 10

Winners announced once polls are closed: October 10

Last day to inquire for ballot recount: October 17

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details and nominations package: http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

Executive Committee

  • 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

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

1409, 2017

Welcome Letter – Fall 2017

September 14th, 2017|

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Welcome! Or welcome back!

Another year of studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design begins! Those of you who are first year students may recognize me from your orientation this year, my name is Camille Porcheron and I am the Director of Leadership & Governance for the ACAD Student’s Association (ACADSA).

ACADSA is an organization comprised almost entirely of students, funded by students, and operating for students. We advocate on behalf of students to ACAD admin and faculty in various councils and committees, and provide programs and services for students to support you during your time here. We famously run the bi-annual ACADSA Show and Sale and Hear/d Student Artist Residency which both offer students professional development opportunities, we also provide various wellness and community building events, gallery opportunities, student group facilitation, and your health and dental coverage. For more information on our programs and services, check out our website www.acadsa.ca.

Our Elections are coming up! By-elections take place at the beginning of each fall semester. We have many positions we are still looking to fill so if you are interested in holding a position to represent your department please check out the available positions on our website:  http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/. Last year we determined that a restructuring of the SLC would serve students better, so we moved from school representation to department representation. This means for example that rather than having 2 available positions to represent the School of Craft and Emerging Media (5 departments), now each department has their own voice and can focus on their area of expertise. The SLC looks fantastic on your resume, pays you to come to meetings, and is a very reasonable workload to achieve on top of your already busy schedule. The official call for elections will also be going out on September 19 so keep an eye on your e-mail for more details if you are interested in running.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find information about ACADSA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. We are trying to limit the amount of emails you receive from us this year, so to stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association please check out News and Events on our website (www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @ACADSA.

From all of us here at the Student’s Association, welcome to the 2017/18 academic year and we hope you have a great experience here!

Camille Porcheron
Director of Leadership and Governance
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca

1309, 2017

Call for Jury Volunteers: Hear/d Residency Program – Fall 2017

September 13th, 2017|

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

The Hear/d Residency Selection Jury needs members for the Fall 2017 Submissions!

Requirements:

  • Call is open to all majors in any year: members must be in good standing of ACADSA i.e. have paid your tuition/fees.
  • Students who are applying for the Hear/d residency this term are not eligible jury candidates.
  • Jury members are required to review documents prior to the jury meeting, invitations to access documents should be expected on October 3, 2017 via Dropbox.
  • Approximately three – four hours to meet at ACAD on October 7, 2017 to determine artists who will participate in the residency.

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to participate in (and gain information on) the jury process
  • An addition to your CV
  • Opportunity to exercise critical discourse and critique outside of ACAD classes

Please send an e-mail to Jeannie Gorrie, Health & Wellness Coordinator, at wellness.acadsa@acad.ca with the subject line, “Jury Application: Hear/d”. In the email, please include your full name and student number, your year and major (if applicable) and a brief statement (100 to 250 words) about why you would like to participate.

Deadline: September 29, 2017 @ Midnight

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

I look forward to receiving your submissions!

Jeannie Gorrie
Health + Wellness Coordinator
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
wellness.acadsa@acad.ca

1309, 2017

Now Hiring: Show + Sale Department Representatives

September 13th, 2017|

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Summary:

Reporting to the Career Development Coordinator, the Department Representative position acts as a direct point of contact for students participating in Show + Sale associated with the College’s program areas. There are 13 student positions available including: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, First Year, Glass, Jewelry + Metals, MADT, Painting, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture, Undeclared and VCD.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and coordination of Show + Sale
  • Attend Show + Sale meetings, workshops and opening night gala
  • Act as the main point of contact for students and faculty in designated program area
  • Support participating students under the supervision of the Career Development Coordinator
  • Post and circulate Show + Sale guidelines, deadlines, announcements and invitations
  • Oversee the set up and take down of program area and/or medium
  • Assist in the development of display strategies
  • Acquire and provide student and faculty feedback regarding future Show + Sale operations

Qualifications:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with close attention to detail and function
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deal diplomatically with a wide variety of people including ACAD students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Ability to take initiative for coordinating and carrying out assigned projects
  • Self-motivated individual who can effectively prioritize

Terms:

  • September 2017 through March 2018
  • An honorarium of $200 per semester will be provided
  • Schedule to be determined with Career Development Coordinator

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest outlining how the position will support their professional and creative development and current resume. In the email, please include your year and major (if applicable).

Applications can be sent to:

Joel Farris

ACADSA Career Development Coordinator

careers.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Show + Sale Department Rep Position

Application Deadline is October 5, 2017.

The ACAD Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

1209, 2017

Call for Jury Volunteers: ACADSA Student Groups – Fall 2017

September 12th, 2017|

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

The ACADSA Student Group Selection Jury needs members for the Fall 2017 Submissions!

Requirements:

  • Call is open to all students in any year: members must be in good standing of ACADSA i.e. have paid your tuition/fees.
  • Students applying for Student Group funding this term are not eligible to be jury candidates.
  • Approximately two – three hours to review submissions at home – you will receive an invitation to join a private DropBox folder to evaluate submissions prior to the jury meeting.
  • Approximately three hours to meet at ACAD on Saturday, September 30th 2017 to decide on funding for student groups, lunch provided!
  • Availability to review the submissions- as outlined above- prior to meeting on September 30th.

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to participate in and gain information on the jury process
  • An addition to your CV
  • Opportunity to exercise critical discourse and critique outside of ACAD classes

Please send a reply e-mail to groups.acadsa@acad.ca with the subject line, “Jury Application: Student Groups”. In the email, please include your full name and student number, your year and major (if applicable) and a brief statement (100 to 250 words) about why you would like to participate.

Deadline: September 26, 2017 @ Midnight

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

I look forward to receiving your submissions!

Simone Saunders
Student Groups Coordinator
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
groups.acadsa@acad.ca