Winter 2018 Call for Submissions: ACADSA Student Groups
Want to start a club, travel group, or student run gallery? ACADSA will be accepting new applications till January 21, 2018 for funding for Student Groups to run January 21 – April 30. Student Groups are eligible to receive up to $300 per funding period (max of $600 per year) through ACADSA.
Applications are due Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ midnight
The submission process is done through an online form. The applications for new and continuing groups can be found on the ACADSA website here: http://www.acadsa.ca/programs/studentgroups/registration-package/
Want to know more about the process and what kind of groups you can create? Visit www.acadsa.ca/groups and attend our information session on Wednesday, January 17, 1pm – 2pm in the ACAD Boardroom.
Looking to join an existing group? A list of student groups and contact information are listed at www.acadsa.ca/groups
If you have any questions, please email Simone Saunders, ACADSA’s Student Groups Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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.
- 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
- Format all written work required for the exhibition
- Coordinate the photography schedule for all residency participants
- Create and install vinyl for the exhibition
- 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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on January 14th, 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.
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.
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)
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT
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.
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.
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-december-prize
Contest closes and winner will be drawn Wednesday, December 13th. Good luck!
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Submissions Open: December 4th, 2017 at 11:00AM
Submissions Close: December 31st, 2017 at 11:59PM
The Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) will be accepting submissions for the month of December 2017. If you are interested in having a show between January-April 2018 in any of our three gallery spaces, now is your time to submit a proposal! All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through the Submission Guidelines (marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com/submissions/) carefully and then complete the online submission form. If you have any questions regarding the submissions process, please email the Gallery Coordinator, Laura Pritchard at email@example.com. The ONLINE submission form is available here:
Information about the three gallery spaces available can be found at marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com/about/
Again if you have any questions, please send all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! The Marion Nicoll Gallery looks forward to seeing your submission!
Hi there fellow students!
Would you like to be involved in planning the fun stuff that happens at ACAD? Look no further! Volunteer on the Event Committee and use your creative brain to make ideas for community events come to life!
We are looking for two engaged, dedicated humans to sit biweekly on the Committee for the duration of January 8th to April 25th. In addition to sitting on the Committee, the volunteers are expected to set up and attend the events that they have helped plan.
The call for new volunteers ends on December 26th, and will be chosen by December 28th.
If you are interested, please consult the pdf attached for more details, and then click the link below to fill out the jotform to apply.
Director of Cultural & Community Affairs
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
ACADSA partnered with a few students to help raise money for the ALS Society of Canada in memory of instructor Karl Geist’s partner. We did a week long fundraiser, and then donated the money in Karl’s name.
The students and I want to thank the larger student body for donating. For more information about this fundraising effort please see: http://www.acadsa.ca/2017/10/call-for-donations-for-als-society-of-canada/
“What does ACADSA do anyways?” Attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 29 to find out! Get an introduction to our programming and responsibilities, our advocacy focuses and efforts, and our governing structure, and there will be a discussion period at the end to determine how we should communicate with YOU, our fellow ACAD students.
If you have questions about the meeting, please email Camille Porcheron, Director of Leadership and Governance, at email@example.com
The Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA) launches the Hear/d Residency exhibition, on Thursday, November 23. Showcasing student artwork that addresses mental health and wellness, the exhibit runs until Thursday, December 7 at the Alberta College of Art + Design, with the reception taking place on November 30 at 6:00PM.
The exhibition, Life Jacket, is a collaboration of unique works crafted by students within the Hear/d Residency program facilitated by ACADSA. The program provides students with a safe platform to communicate their experiences with mental health through their creative practice. The goal of the program is to raise awareness towards the health and well-being of post-secondary students, while creating an ever growing support network for students on campus.
“The Hear/d Residency has been really valuable as it has given me a chance to create and facilitate a space where students feel comfortable being vulnerable and asking for help,” says Brandon Giessmann, print major and current Hear/d Mentor.
The three-month long residency runs biannually, recently transitioning into a student led initiative. Two student mentors facilitate the residency and curate the exhibition. Each year the residency is shaped by a new theme, with an overarching subject of mental health. This semester, residents were guided by the theme of resilience. The residency concludes with this two-week-long exhibition featuring an array of artwork for the public to engage with. The Hear/d Residency seeks to connect students from different disciplines to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community. Ceramics major and current Hear/d Mentor Alisha Marie says, “opportunities like participating in the Hear/d Residency program are why many of us came to ACAD to begin with, the bonds which are built within the residency echo into other parts of our lives and our careers.” After participating in the Hear/d Residency program last semester, Mentor Alisha Marie says, “I believe that the Hear/d Residency helps build a strong community within ACAD, rewarding students in a way which we want to be fulfilled.”
Alongside the Hear/d Residency exhibition, the 2017 SPARK Disability Art Festival will be hosting their reception. The Spark exhibition explores themes of Art & Disability from a variety of perspectives and in all media. This year SPARK received a total of 176 submissions for consideration from across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit https://www.sparkdisabilityartfestival.com/spark-festival-2017
ACADSA is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health and well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.
For more information regarding the Hear/d Residency program, please visit www.acadsa.ca/heard
Thanks to participating students and everyone who came to our Winter 2017 Show + Sale for making this event a success! Proceeds from Show + Sale go directly towards supporting individual artists and the student body as a whole. Your contributions enable advancements in art, craft and design education, fostering local entrepreneurship, building community and developing the creative economy in Alberta and beyond.
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-november-prize
Contest winner will be drawn Wednesday, November 29th. Good luck!
Join us in celebrating the creativity of Calgary’s emerging artists at the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association semiannual student art market.
The Show + Sale Winter 2017: First Night Fundraiser is a ticketed event on November 16th (5-8pm), offering an exclusive viewing and sale of ACAD student work. Proceeds from your $25 ticket purchase directly supports ACAD students with programming.
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