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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

1206, 2019

Now Hiring Show + Sale Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 12th, 2019|

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Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ 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!

SHOW + SALE COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Show + Sale (S+S) Coordinator is responsible for supporting the professional development of students by ensuring the successful operations of our Show + Sale events.

Core Objectives…

The Show + Sale Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the S+S initiatives including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promoting S+S programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensuring that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership
  • Coordinating all logistical and programming initiatives provided to the student body as related to the Show + Sale events

Assigned Duties…

  • Event Logistics
    • Coordinate the logistical aspects of our large-scale entrepreneurial Show + Sale events
      • Secure event location and supporting display equipment (ie. plinths, walls etc.)
      • Order event supplies
      • Prepare labels and import/export inventory data into the sales processing system
      • Draft content for promotional materials
      • Coordinate with volunteers to identify potential feature artists
      • Ensure event services are booked such as catering, entertainment, and bar services
      • Assign tag numbers to students and enter students into the inventory system
      • Arrange support from technicians, facilities, maintenance, IT, AV, bookstore and security
      • Coordinate equipment rentals with the Program Manager
      • Work with the University in producing the evening VIP presale event
      • Produce and maintain inventory/sales record keeping systems
      • Ensure that cashiers’ tills and point-of-sale equipment are programmed and tested in advance of the sale
      • Produce training guide for all cashiers as well as guidance with troubleshooting
      • Ensure that financial tasks are completed for the successful operations of Show + Sale events
        • Coordinate floats for cashiers
        • Ensure that the onsite ATM is stocked
        • Request honorariums for all department representatives
        • Annually review the student commission rate in relation to project cost

  • Community Relations
    • Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
      • Promote Show + Sale to other arts organizations and create an active email/mailing list
    • Promote S+S activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
      • Ensure that all department representative positions are posted, and participate in the hiring process
      • Train and meet on a regular basis with all department representatives leading up to the sale
      • Disseminate information to the student body regarding the event
      • Facilitate required workshops leading up to the sale
      • Provide opportunities for membership feedback on S+S programming and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
        • Facilitate an annual round-table to discuss the institutional impact of Show + Sale
      • Participate in the strategic planning process to support the development of programming goals for the S+S
        • Maintain optimal communication with the Program Manager and keep position informed of the success and needs required to support the positive evolution of assigned programming
  • Promotions and Communication
    • Coordinate the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
      • Provide required content to the communications team for promotional materials
      • Provides information for website updates and content
    • Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for S+S programming
      • Work with the Executive Director, Communications Manager and Engagement team to develop media relations strategy for the sale
        • Produce press release material with individual points of interest for each media outlet
        • Produce a listing of ideal students for media contact and ensure diversified media contact with a range of student profiles
        • Ensure that the Engagement team receives the contact list for student profiles and that students involved are coached on media policies and procedures
        • Coordinate all media relations and promotions for Show + Sale
    • Documentation
      • Collect, edit, archive and disseminate student image documentation and biographies
      • Ensure that all programming is adequately documented
      • Responsible for maintaining and archiving both electronic and hard copy filing of promotional material
      • Manage digital assets ensuring proper labeling and archiving of project history updating files accordingly
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
    • Ensure that the volunteer coordinator and preparator are supported in completing their assigned duties
    • Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of S+S events
    • Ensure all technical aspects of installation and exhibition strike are accounted for
    • Ensure exhibition spaces are prepared for exhibition, including when required:
      • Move and level plinths and walls
      • Spackle and paint according to institutional standards
      • Assist in lighting design
    • Ensure project and storage work spaces are maintained during the events including:
      • LRT
      • Cage
      • Exhibitions spaces
    • Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities, and art storage
    • Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
    • Provide guidance to artists and volunteers in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and techniques
  • Miscellaneous
    • Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
    • Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
    • Support general office visitor interaction  

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA 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 AUArts, 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…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, event planning, project management or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, career development, arts education, and program administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry/entrepreneurial resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to act decisively
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and 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
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until June 17th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between June 18-25th, and the anticipated start date for this position is July 2, 2019.

AUArts Students’ Association welcomes all applications, however please note that preference will be given to qualified applicants who are current students or recent alumni of AUArts/ACAD.

AUArts 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.

1206, 2019

Now Hiring Peer Residency Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 12th, 2019|

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Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ 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!

PEER RESIDENCY COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Peer Residency Coordinator is responsible for supporting the professional and personal development of students by ensuring the successful operations of our peer-run artist residency.

Core Objectives…

The Peer Residency Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of Hear/d residency initiatives including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promoting Hear/d programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensuring that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

Residency Preparation

  • Support the on-boarding process for residency peer mentors
    • Ensure that job descriptions are current and dates of employment are updated in job postings
    • Submit required communications requests to the communications team to disseminate information
    • Facilitate the interview process for peer mentor(s) and the documentation coordinator
    • Supervise the peer mentor(s) throughout their term of employment
    • Provide required training sessions for the peer mentor(s) in advance of the first residency meeting
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular check-ins to be informed of challenges and concerns
  • Ensure that all required documents are updated prior to disseminating the call for residency application submissions
  • Update the working documents for related media content and ensure all information is sent to the communications team
  • Facilitate a jury process to review residency applications
  • Work with the peer mentor(s) to source visiting guests as appropriate
  • Ensure communications platforms and materials are prepared for mentors in advance of the residency start date

Exhibition Logistics

  • Create the installation and take down schedule in collaboration with the peer mentor(s)
  • Coordinate the logistical aspects of the Hear/d Residency concluding exhibition
    • Secure event location and supporting display equipment (ie. plinths, walls etc.)
    • Order event supplies
    • Ensure event services are booked such as catering, entertainment, and bar services
    • Arrange support from technicians, facilities, maintenance, IT, AV, bookstore and security
  • Ensure that financial tasks are completed for the successful operations of the residency
    • Request honorarium for all related positions
    • Annually review the honorarium rate in relation to project costs
  • Coordinate the required logistical aspects of the residency exhibition reception
    • Prepare the event space for the reception by setting up tables, food, and supplies
    • Supporting the event by serving food to reception guests, and/or overseeing any related ticket sales
    • Ensuring that the event space has been cleaned after the reception has ended, and that all related equipment and materials are returned to the appropriate spaces

Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
  • Promote Hear/d to other arts organizations and create an active email/mailing list
  • Promote Hear/d activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
  • Ensure that all related positions are posted, and participate in the hiring process
  • Disseminate information to the student body regarding the residency
  • Facilitate required workshops
  • Provide opportunities for membership feedback on Hear/d programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
  • Facilitate an annual roundtable to discuss the institutional impact of the residency
  • Maintain optimal communication with the Program Manager and keep position informed of the success and needs required to support the positive evolution of assigned programming

Promotions and Communication Support

  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of both print and digital publicity materials
  • Provide required content to the communications team for promotional materials
  • Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for Hear/d programming
  • Work with the Program Manager, Communications Manager and Engagement team to develop media relations strategy for the residency

Documentation

  • Collect, edit, archive and disseminate student images, documentation and biographies
  • Confirm documentation schedule and deadlines with peer mentor(s)
  • Responsible for maintaining and archiving both electronic and hardcopy filing of promotional material
  • Manage digital assets ensuring proper labeling and archiving of project history updating files accordingly 

Miscellaneous

  • Write reports as requested to present to the Program Manager, Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
  • Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
  • Support general office visitor interaction

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA 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 AUArts, 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…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, social work, mental health, or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, youth work, peer support, artist development, and program administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative and mental health industry resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply empathy and utilize an active listening approach
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and 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
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until June 17th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between June 18-25th, and the anticipated start date for this position is July 2, 2019.

AUArts Students’ Association welcomes all applications, however please note that preference will be given to qualified applicants who are current students or recent alumni of AUArts/ACAD.

AUArts 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.

1505, 2019

Office Closed – Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 15th, 2019|

Congratulations Graduates!

The AUArts SA office will be closed May 16, 2019 so that we can attend the graduation ceremony and Grad Show | 2019 reception. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 21.

For other contact options, visit www.auarts-sa.ca/contact/

P.S. Don’t forget about The New Gallery’s Grad 2019 / Forget Everything You’ve Learned – YYC Art + Design Grad Party in the evening. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415559929272587/

 

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805, 2019

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence

May 8th, 2019|

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Alberta One-Line for Sexual Violence

When my friend told me she had been sexually assaulted, I said the words I knew she most needed tohear: I Believe You, and it’s not your fault. When she was ready, she connected with Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence. Their support helped her take the next step toward healing.

Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence is a toll-free phone, text, and chat service.
Private and available throughout Alberta.

Phone or Text: 1-866-403-8000

Website: www.aasas.ca

*Sexual Violence includes (but is not limited to): sexual assault (rape), sexual harassment, child sexual abuse. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence or you need more information please call, text or chat Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence.

805, 2019

Grad Party at the New Gallery (May 16)

May 8th, 2019|

2019-05-16 New Gallery Grad Party_instagramGrad Party at The New Gallery!!

“We’re sad to see you go but we’d love to see you stop by for the YYC Art + Design Class of 2019 Grad Party hosted at The New Gallery!

Come celebrate the job well done of learning all about art and design by forgetting everything you learned in a night of DJ’s, drinks and friends!

This party is open to both art + design program graduates from AUArts and the U of C.

Congrats to the Grads of 2019!”

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/415559929272587/

 

The New Gallery
208 Centre St SE
T2G 2B6 Calgary, AB
info@thenewgallery.org
+1 403 233 2399

705, 2019

AUArts Grad Show | 2019 (May 16 – June 1)

May 7th, 2019|

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WHEN: Thursday, May 16 until Saturday, June 1, 2019

WHERE: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts

The annual Grad Show features the work of graduates from AUArts’ Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery & Metals, Media Arts, Painting, Photography Print Media, Sculpture and Visual Communications Design programs.

This year, the IKG presents work in the gallery and throughout the university by nearly 200 graduating students, including the recipients of the Board of Governors Awards.

Our students are at the core of Calgary’s creative community and each year our graduates go on to transform their fields of endeavour through their creative process, becoming important voices in the worlds of art and design in Calgary and around the world.

This exhibition is proudly presented by TD Insurance.

3004, 2019

Health + Dental Plan: Summer & Extended Coverage

April 30th, 2019|

Facebook_ACADSA_CoverageSummer’s almost here! ACADSA Plan members have coverage (health, dental, travel) until Aug. 31. Make the most of your summer benefits. For more information visit www.studentcare.ca

Graduating this year? ACADSA Plan members can apply for continuing health & dental coverage. You can apply for the Continuum Plan after graduation even if you opted out of the ACADSA Health Plan! Enrolment info at www.continuumplan.com

2504, 2019

2019 Gracious Gratitude Award Recipients

April 25th, 2019|

 

The Gracious Gratitude Awards exist to provide some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community. Congratulations to all the recipients this year! We thank you for being such an outstanding member of the AUArts community.

Recipients: If you were unable to attend the Year End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration on April 24 and pick up your award certificate, it is available in the AUArts Students’ Association Office.

Please email community.acadsa@auarts.ca if you have any questions.

2504, 2019

MNG Exhibition Catalogue | July 2017 -August 2018

April 25th, 2019|

View the Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Exhibition Catalogue 2017-2018 at Issuu.com

2404, 2019

Spring 2019: Student Group Program Update

April 24th, 2019|

2018 Fall Student Groups - Under ConstructionThe AUArts SA Student Groups program will be continuing to only support current, ratified groups throughout the 2019-20 academic year. As such, intake for new groups has been stopped to ensure AUArts SA can focus on programming priorities. If you were looking to start a new group, you can get involved in other ways, such as participating in an existing group.

Questions? Email acadsa@acad.ca

2404, 2019

Now Hiring Program Manager: AUArts SA

April 24th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ 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!

PROGRAM MANAGER

The AUArts SA Program Manager is a 0.75FTE position that supports the development of students by identifying and providing accessible resources, ensuring the successful operations of our programming initiatives, and acting as a liaison between community partners and the student body.

Core Objectives…

The Program Manager contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. To create and manage long term goals that develop our programs and support the organization’s strategic direction
  2. To identify and provide accessible resources for the student body to support their growth as leaders in the creative industry.
  3. To supervise assigned team members and support their ability to achieve the objectives of their role.

Major Areas of Responsibility…

  1. Programming
    • Support the program planning process by providing input on program goals and action plans
    • Build and enhance working relationships with community partners
    • Identify potential resources and opportunities that support program and student development
  2. Human Resources
    • Provide oversight and direction to employees in the operating unit in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures
    • Monitor employee performance and provide regular effective feedback
  3. Communications
    • Work with the communications team to ensure all programs are promoted to all relevant audiences
  4. Finance
    • Support the development of programming budgets and operating plans
    • Monitor financial reports to ensure budget targets are being met

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA 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 AUArts, 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…

  • Education background with a focus on the arts, non-profit studies, business administration and management, or other related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, program development, youth empowerment, and business or arts administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, implement goal setting strategies and monitor progress
  • Experience in implementing evaluation methods and reporting on outcomes
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule and ability to occasionally work from home
  • Shorter working hours during the summer months
  • Professional development opportunities covered by the Association
  • Staff appreciation events
  • Competitive salary and benefits coverage
  • Paid time off during the winter holidays, and plenty of vacation and flex days

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position 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
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until May 15th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between May 20-24th, and the anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2019. To see the full detailed job description click here.

The AUArts 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.

1804, 2019

MNG Catalogue Launch (April 25)

April 18th, 2019|

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Join us Thursday, April 25th, 8PM at Oak Tree Tavern for the launch of the first Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) catalogue! This catalogue features MNG exhibitions from the 2017-18 academic year and includes an opening statement by the MNG Coordinator. We look forward to celebrating this publication with you!

A digital copy of the catalogue will be made available to view online after the event.

RSVP on Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.ca/e/mng-catalogue-launch-registration-60586027439)

Questions? Email mng.acadsa@acad.ca

1804, 2019

Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration (April 24)

April 18th, 2019|

2019-04-24 Year End Party InstagramNow that your classes and crits are done, it is almost time for us to celebrate the end of the academic year and thank you all for your hard work!

You are invited to AUArts + AUArts SA Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration.

Please join your fellow AUArts Community members for some tasty snacks and beverages as we honour those retiring this year to explore a new chapter in their creative lives.

As well, AUArts SA is proud to present the 2019 Gracious Gratitude Awards, which provides some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community.

Know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the AUArts community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand? All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. You can submit multiple nominations for multiple people in any of the categories, but please only submit nominations for each individual once on your own.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Midnight

Online Nominations Form: form.jotform.com/ACADSA/gg-award

Award Nominees will be listed at auarts-sa.ca after the deadline and award certificates will be presented at the Year End event.

Please save the date for Wednesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in your calendars.

We greatly appreciate your RSVP to confirm your attendance and hope to see you there! RSVP to communications@auarts.ca.

1004, 2019

April 10 – Day of Pink

April 10th, 2019|

Day-of-Pink-Small-Poster-1April 10, 2019 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.

The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand. The Day of Pink is a symbol, a spark, that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create amazing social change!

For more information, please visit ccgsd-ccdgs.org/

904, 2019

Positive Gossip! (News and Updates from your EC)

April 9th, 2019|

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Hello AUARTS Students!

Thank you for this year! Thank you for exploring, discovering and developing our AUArts SA community! You are an integral voice! Continue to discover and to get involved! What you think, what you create, what you say matters! The Executive Committee created a slogan this year within AUArts SA… Positive Gossip! Let’s continue to move forward into the end of this term and onward with these good vibes.

The EC and SLC has been invested this year to being leaders within our student community, addressing concerns and queries that arise. Recently, Student Open Forums took place, in collaboration with VCD chair Scott Cressman. These gatherings were a big success, offering students the platform to speak freely and address any feedback and concerns they had in an inclusive environment.  If you have additional feedback, please contact your SLC representative. This is an initiative that will continue next year, each semester around midterms.

Further to Advocacy: your EC was an integral part of an ad-hoc committee (with ASEC) to speak up at Parliament regarding a higher standardization within the Sexual Violence policies on a provincial level. The EC is invested in ensuring that our policy captures a safe and secure survivor-centric stand-alone policy that reflects our small and diverse community. Your safety is of the utmost importance! On our website, we have launched a page designated for statistics about sexual violence as well as a list of resources that are accessible and safe spaces for anyone, include communities such as LGBTQ2+. It can be found at: www.acadsa.ca/sexual-violence-awareness.

AUArts launched the SAFE App, which has a plethora of valuable tools re: crisis alerts, emergency contacts, reporting and much more!

This time of year can be challenging, try not to feel the burn. Be sure to take time for YOU: healthy eating, hydrating, sleeping and enjoying this sunny weather so that you can be present and your best at those panel crits!

Congratulations to our upcoming graduates!!  Let’s celebrate all that we have shared together on campus! We wish our graduates all the best!

For those of us returning this Fall, take the time to utilize Spring courses to lighten your Fall/Winter semesters and potentially have more time focused on studio classes (classes start in May)!

If you missed our recent Elections and have an interest in being involved, please get in touch with us! We will hold a by-election in the Fall of 2019 for the remaining SLC / EC positions! Please get in touch with us: you can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at www.auarts-sa.ca/about. Stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association, check out News and Events on our website (www.auarts-sa.ca / www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AUArts.SA.

Thank you for everything this year! It’s been a real treat. :)

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

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*A note from Kayla Gale, Director of External Relations regarding the upcoming election:*

“T-minus 8 days until the provincial election ends. Advanced polling stations are up and you’ll find one on SAIT’s campus: SAITSA Campus Centre V206- Trojan Boardroom, Tuesday April 9-Thurs April 11, 9am-5pm and SAIT Stan Grad Centre – Irene Lewis Atrium, April 12, 9am-5pm. Voting at the advanced polling stations will allow you to vote at any station outside of your riding, so if you live far away from your polling station this is the best time to vote! Also, pre-registering for voting will alleviate the need to provide photo ID.

We’ve gathered more election information for you at www.acadsa.ca/2019/04/vote-in-the-alberta-election-april-16/

Wednesday April 10th – AUArts SA and Apathy is Boring will be in the main mall where you’ll have the opportunity to find more information regarding the parties that are be running in this election. Come by and visit us, pick up some swag and have some popcorn, and make sure and vote on April 16th! (or before that).”

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Upcoming AUArts SA Events and Deadlines

Mètamorphe: Hear/d Residency Exhibition

WHEN: April 3 – 17, 2019

RECEPTION: Thursday, April 11, 2019 (6pm – 8pm)

WHERE: Main Mall at Alberta University of the Arts

The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Hear/d Residency program is proud to present Mètamorphe.

Artists:

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

The Hear/d Residency is a pilot, peer support project developed by the Students’ Association of AUArts. The program focuses on the central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues experienced by many post-secondary students.

Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore these concerns which affect post-secondary students in an innovative way. Through group discussion, reflection, individual studio time, and critiques, this residency provides a platform for a diversity of creative activity that aims to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental health on campus.

More information about the Hear/d Residency program at www.acadsa.ca/heard

Now Hiring MNG Coordinator and Bartenders

We Are Hiring! Jobs on Campus! We are hiring a Marion Nicoll Gallery(MNG) Coordinator and Bartenders. For more information about the hours of work, wages, job descriptions, and how to apply make sure you check out the postings at www.acadsa.ca/work-for-acadsa/.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Gracious Gratitude Award Nominations Needed

The AUArts Students’ Association Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council is proud to present the ‘Gracious Gratitude Awards’. Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the AUArts community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand?

Help contribute to an acknowledgement of excellence and outstanding contribution within the AUArts community! Nominate your colleagues, fellow students, favourite instructors, technicians etc. today. The four categories for nominations: students, faculty, administration, and staff (includes: cafeteria staff, bookstore, library, maintenance, security, etc.) All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. Certificates and the prize draw winner will be announced at the AUArts Year End Party April 24, 4 – 6 PM at the AUArts Cafeteria.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18th at Midnight

Nomination Form: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/gg-award

AUArts + AUArts SA Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: AUArts Lower Main Mall / Cafeteria

It is almost time for us to celebrate the end of the academic year and thank you all for your hard work! You are invited to AUArts + AUArts SA Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration.

Please join your fellow AUArts Community members for some tasty snacks and beverages as we honour those retiring this year to explore a new chapter in their creative lives. As well, AUArts SA is proud to present the 2019 Gracious Gratitude Awards, which provides some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community. RSVP for the event by emailing communications@auarts.ca

Health + Dental Plan Coverage

Summer’s almost here! ACADSA Plan members have coverage (health, dental, travel) until Aug. 31. Make the most of your summer benefits. For more information visit www.studentcare.ca

Graduating this year? ACADSA Plan members can apply for continuing health & dental coverage. You can apply for the Continuum Plan after graduation even if you opted out of the ACADSA Health Plan! Enrolment info at www.continuumplan.com

Show + Sale Cheque Pick Up

Congratulations on another successful Show + Sale! Those who participated this semester can expect their sales cheques to be ready for pick up on Thursday, April 18. Please come by the AUArts SA office during our regular office hours (Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to get yours! If you have questions, please email careers.acadsa@auarts.ca

804, 2019

#ArtsVoteAB Election Readiness

April 8th, 2019|

ArtsABVoteElection Readiness: Arts Edition

To help artists and art advocates make informed decisions in the 2019 provincial election, The Alberta Partners for Arts & Culture reached out to the political parties currently represented in the Alberta Legislature to talk about their Art & Culture policies.

Read their answers here: http://albertapartnersforartsandculture.com/#election-readiness