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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

1102, 2019

News and Updates from your EC

February 11th, 2019|

2019-02-11 February EC Email Promo Image - GiphyHello! My name is Alena and I am your Students’ Association’s Director of Cultural and Community Affairs, a part of the Executive Committee (EC). Now that the semester is back in full swing, let me share some new and important information.

As you have probably noticed we now officially attend the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)! Along with the change, ACADSA has a new name as well, chosen by the Provincial Government. We are now the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA).

Our usernames across social media have changed to @auarts.sa for Facebook and Instagram and @auarts_sa for twitter. We are in the process of moving our website over to www.auarts-sa.ca. After careful consideration, we have decided to use just our logo leaf and an interim wordmark while we evaluate our brand and logo with the student body to ensure it is in sync with who we are and where we are going. We know that designing and changing a logo is a process that involves many steps, many people and takes some time, so it will be a gradual change-over. We will be involving the student body to finalize our a new logo for the new academic year (2019/2020). If you would like to be more involved with this process, please reach out to your SLC representatives (www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/) to find out about their meetings.

Although Midterms are still a whole month away, it’s never too early to start thinking about your grades and making sure you’re on track. Especially if you are in the latter half of your degree, make sure to be booking time to visit the academic counselor located in AUArts’ registrar’s office.

February is also the time of year where it is important to be taking time for yourself and scheduling breaks. This time of year can be very stressful for students so sometimes it’s important to take a step back. I’ve included some very helpful resources in Calgary that are accessible to every individual. Remember, if you are struggling please don’t be afraid to reach out because no problem is too small or unimportant to be seeking help.

This semester has its upsides though! The technicians have been working very hard towards increasing their knowledge about sexual violence. With the new policy in place, the initiative was taken to further their knowledge by taking a free course offered through Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. They now have some basic training on responding to disclosures of sexual violence.

Our team at AUArts SA has also been working away at a new sexual violence awareness campaign. A new section has launched on our website 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

Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network

24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support.
  • Provides access to comprehensive services and support for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)

24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • 24-hour information and support.

Calgary Counselling Centre

Telephone: 403-691-5991 (business hours)

  • Long term sexual abuse counselling for individuals, families or couples.

The Distress Center

24-hour crisis line: 403-266-HELP (4357)

  • 24-hour Information and support
  • Access to free counseling services for individuals, groups and families

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Telephone: 403-283-5580

Address: 304, 301 14 St. N.W.

  • Information, support and referrals by telephone to individuals who prefer to call or who are unable to access our services in person. Counselling and education services available.

Empower me is also a counselling option if wait times are too long to see one here at AUArts, it provides you with immediate and direct contact with a qualified individual. Any range of topics can be addressed. Visit their website for more info here:

http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/AlbertaCollegeofArtDesignACADSA_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe

These are just a few resources available, if you would like to learn about more resources and counselling options you can stop by the AUArts SA’s office or check out our website.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. Or, you can email me at community.acadsa@acad.ca directly with any concerns or questions, or visit me at the AUArts SA’s office Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Good luck this semester and take care of yourselves!

Alena Martin
Director of Cultural and Community Affairs
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
community.acadsa@acad.ca

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Upcoming AUArts Students’ Association Events and Deadlines

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – January 2019
Hey AUArts Students, don’t forget to enter our February Giveaway! Enter our Healthy Habits draw for a chance to win these items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing! It could be a great Valentine’s gift for yourself! Find out how you can enter at www.acadsa.ca/healthy-habits Giveaway winner will be drawn Wednesday, February 13th. Good luck!

Sexploration Workshop
Are you in the pursuit of pleasure? Join Eudaimonia Sexuality Seminars for a one of a kind workshop surrounding sexual self-care. This workshop will aim to empower individuals to explore their own sexual identity through conversations regarding exploration and acceptance.
AUArts (aka ACAD) Boardroom | Thursday, February 14 | 1-2PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1923796894384890/

Take a Break With Your Students’ Association (Free Coffee)
Stressed out? Need a snack to boost your morning? We’ve got you covered. AUArts Students’ Association recognizes this busy time of year with end of year deadlines creeping up. To support the student body, on February 28, AUArts SA will be serving complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit in the cafeteria from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Show + Sale Registration
We invite you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019. More information available at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/
All students interested in participating in the Spring Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, February 14.
The form can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/spring-show-sale
If this is your first time participating in Show + Sale or you need a refresher on how to participate, please read through the Show + Sale Student Handbook. The handbook can be found online at: www.acadsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall.2018.ShowSale.Handbook.pdf

Call for Submissions: 13th Annual Horse Show
The Horse Club is looking for YOUR submissions for the 13th Annual HORSE SHOW!
Deadline for Submissions: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019 @ MIDNIGHT
We want your: Performances! Installations! Sculptures! Videos! Animations! Sound pieces! Anything and everything in between!
It doesn’t even have to be about horses! It could be, though.
Submit your work HERE —-> https://tinyurl.com/AUAhorse13

Stay up to date on what is happening at the AUArts Students’ Association, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AUArts.SA or on Twitter at @AUArts_SA

Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA)
– Formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA)
Room 335
1407 14 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4R3
Main Phone:  403.284.7625
Website: www.auarts-sa.ca (www.acadsa.ca)
Facebook and Instagram: @AUArts.SA

The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests

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Sexploration Workshop (Feb 14)

February 4th, 2019|

2019-02-14 Sexploration 2Sexploration Workshop

Are you in the pursuit of pleasure?

Join Eudaimonia Sexuality Seminars for a one of a kind workshop surrounding sexual self-care. This workshop will aim to empower individuals to explore their own sexual identity through conversations regarding exploration and acceptance.

AUArts (aka ACAD) Boardroom | Thursday, February 14 | 1-2PM

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Career Development Fair Organizations (Feb 6)

February 4th, 2019|

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Find a summer internship! Discover community resources! Get to know the local organisations that are here to support your professional development as emerging artists and designers! AUArts Students’ Association (Formerly known as ACADSA) is pleased to invite you to the 2019 ACADSA Career Development Fair! On February 6th, we will be hosting over 20 organizations that drive the Calgary arts scene, from artist-run centres, non-profits, guilds, maker spaces, coalitions, and more!

Wednesday, February 6th from 12:30-3pm

 

Here are some of the organisations that will be joining us at our Career Development Fair:

Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Printmakers

Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Queer Arts Society

CSIF – The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Carfac Alberta

CJSW-FM

Contemporary Calgary

Elephant Artist Relief Society

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

M:ST Performative Art Festival

The New Gallery

Quickdraw Animation Society

Rozsa Foundation

Stride Gallery

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Untitled Art Society

Come network with us!

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Officially the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association

February 1st, 2019|

We officially attend the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)! Along with the change, ACADSA has a new name as well, chosen by the Provincial Government. We are now the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA).

Our mission is still the same: “The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.”

Our usernames across social media have changed to @auarts.sa for Facebook and Instagram and @auarts_sa for twitter. We are in the process of moving our website over to www.auarts-sa.ca. After careful consideration, we have decided to use just our logo leaf and an interim wordmark while we evaluate our brand and logo with the student body to ensure it is in sync with who we are and where we are going. We know that designing and changing a logo is a process that involves many steps, many people and takes some time, so it will be a gradual change-over. We will be involving the student body to finalize our a new logo for the new academic year (2019/2020).

If you would like to be more involved with this process, please reach out to your SLC representatives (www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/) to find out about their meetings.

Sincerely,

Simone Saunders
Director of Leadership and Governance
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca

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3101, 2019

Sexual Violence Resources

January 31st, 2019|

Sexual Assault Advocacy - DefinitionOur team here at ACADSA has been actively engaged in creating awareness and change surrounding sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. Your Executive Committee(EC) has been promoting awareness of and create positive change in regards to sexual violence and assault incidents and policies. Your EC is lobbying on a provincial level for Sexual Violence Policy standards in within the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) and within campus committees. For those looking for help or to help please look at our resources at www.acadsa.ca/sexual-violence-awareness/.

3101, 2019

New Hear/d Exhibition Catalogue Available

January 31st, 2019|

heardfall2018catalogueHave you heard of the Hear/d program? The ACADSA Hear/d Residency has its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore concerns that are affecting post-secondary students in a creative and innovative way.

Our latest exhibition catalogue is now available! Take a look at it, and our past catalogues at www.acadsa.ca/heard-catalogue

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

#mentalhealth #breakthestigma

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Castle Mountain Getaway with SAITSA

January 30th, 2019|

SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) has planned a trip out to Castle Mountain for their students! There are about 20 seats left and they have opened the offer up to AUArts (ACAD) students!

The tickets include transportation from SAIT to the hill and back, accommodation for the night, breakfast in the morning and a lift pass for Sunday.

Ticket sales/registration close Friday at 2PM.
The Trip is THIS Saturday, Feb 2 departing at 2:00PM

For more info or to purchase your ticket check out: saitsa.com/mountain

2019-01-30 SAITSA Castle Mountain Trip

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Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 30th, 2019|

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Today let’s take some time to focus mental health!

Post-secondary learning demands a lot of energy and attention from us. It’s often not an easy thing to ask for help along the way. For a list of resources and support links, check out www.acadsa.ca/healthy-habits from #acadsawellness

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every Bell Let’s Talk video view on social media and use of #BellLetsTalk, the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives. Let’s work together to create a stigma-free Canada!

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Healthy Habits Prize Pack – January/February 2019

January 30th, 2019|

2019 -01-30 Healthy Habits Prize Pack

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

What is required?

Your name and ACAD email address

(You must be a current ACAD Student to win)

>> Fill in our draw entry form here

Giveaway winner will be drawn Wednesday, February 13th. Good luck!

Giveaway Closed
2901, 2019

ACAD Students’ Association Awards Committee Members Needed

January 29th, 2019|

Applications Closed

We are looking for ACADSA Committee Members to sit on the ACAD Students’ Association Awards Committee – the Calgary Foundation Suzanne Agopsowicz Memorial Volunteer Scholarship, ACADSA Second Year Legacy Scholarship, ACADSA Third Year Legacy Scholarship, and ACADSA Forth Year Legacy Scholarship.

If you are a current student interested in becoming a jury member to select individuals for the awards please contact Alena Martin, ACADSA’s Director of Cultural & Community Affairs, through email at community.acadsa@acad.ca by Feb. 1st

ACADSA Award Committee members would not have applied for any of these four particular awards. The members can score submissions on slideroom on their own time (including evenings and weekends) between February 4th and February 20th and members are unable to view each other’s scores.

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Career Development Fair (Feb 6)

January 28th, 2019|

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

ACADSA’s Career Development Program is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Career Development Fair! On February 6th, we will be hosting over 20 organizations that drive the Calgary arts scene, from artist-run centres, non-profits, guilds, maker spaces, coalitions, and more!

Wednesday, February 6th
12:30-3pm

2401, 2019

Vitamin D Lamps Available

January 24th, 2019|

vitamin d lampsDid you know ACADSA has four Vitamin D lamps available for rent? Stop by the ACADSA office to pick up your lamp today!

Weather often affects people’s moods. Sunlight breaking through clouds can lift our spirits, while a dull, rainy day may make us feel a little gloomy. While noticeable, these shifts in mood generally do not affect our ability to cope with daily life. Some people, however, are vulnerable to a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. For them, the shortening days of late autumn are the beginning of a type of clinical depression that can last until spring. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

A mild form of SAD, often referred to as the “winter blues,” causes discomfort, but is not incapacitating. However, the term “winter blues” can be misleading; some people have a rarer form of SAD which is summer depression. This condition usually begins in late spring or early summer. Awareness of this mental condition has existed for more than 150 years, but it was only recognized as a disorder in the early 1980s. Many people with SAD may not be aware that it exists or that help is available. SAD can be a debilitating condition, preventing sufferers from functioning normally. It may affect their personal and professional lives, and seriously limit their potential. It is important to learn about the symptoms, and to know that there is treatment to help people with SAD live a productive life year-round.

Source: http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/mental-health/understanding-mental-illness/seasonal-affective-disorder/

Rental details:

  • Two week rental term
  • Renter must sign agreement
  • $20 deposit is required, this will be returned to you post rental

>>>> ACADSA Vitamin D Lamp Rental Form

2301, 2019

From Books to Business Workshop (Jan 30)

January 23rd, 2019|

Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start?

Join your fellow classmates for tips and best practices when looking at entrepreneurship as your next career step and get your answers from RBC staff.

Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 | 12:30 light refreshments | 1:00-2:00 session | At ACAD in Room 4502019-01-30 From Books to Business Workshop Square

2301, 2019

Spring 2019 Show + Sale: Important Dates For Student Participants

January 23rd, 2019|

Thursday, February 14 | 11:00 pm
Registration deadline

Monday, February 18 | 9:00 am
Inventory sheets distributed to participants

Thursday, March 7 | 11:59 pm
Deadline to submit inventory sheet

Tuesday, March 19 | 10:00 am
Registration for volunteer service opens | online

Tuesday, March 19 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Inventory tag pick up | ACADSA office

Wednesday, March 20 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Inventory tag pick up | ACADSA office

Thursday, March 21 | 4:00 pm
Deadline to register for volunteer service | online

Friday, March 22 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2D work drop off: Painting, Photo, Print, Drawing, Design, MADT | Room 371

Monday, March 25 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
3D work drop off: Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibre and Glass | Marion Nicoll Gallery

Thursday, March 28 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Night Ticketed Fundraiser Event

Friday, March 29 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Show + Sale entrance by donation

Saturday, March 30 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Show + Sale entrance by donation

Monday, April 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unsold work pick up | Room 371

Click here to view full Show + Sale student handbook

1801, 2019

News and Updates from your EC

January 18th, 2019|

2019-01-18 January EC Email ImageWelcome or welcome back students to our winter semester! The bright side is that our days are becoming longer each day.

Those of you on campus last semester may recognize me from ACADSA, my name is Simone Saunders and I am the Director of Leadership & Governance. Thank you to everyone who joined the announcement of our University name change with the Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education and Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism! ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS! If you were unable to celebrate with us for the media event then mark February 1st on your calendar as it is the OFFICIAL launch of our name change! If you have questions about yesterday’s event or the name change please email communications@acad.ca.

In line with the exciting name change for the now Alberta University of the Arts, ACADSA will now become the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArtsSA?). More information about our students’ association’s upcoming rebranding process will be made available in the next few weeks.

The Fall term has brought momentum in Winter! The Student Leadership Committee (SLC) has been meeting bi-weekly to discuss student/department needs, concerns and successes. Please be sure to notify your SLC department rep if you have anything to discuss. Photos of our representatives (if you have yet to see them confettied around the school!) are available on our website. Visit their profiles here: www.acadsa.ca/about/.

The SLC has requested to ACAD Cabinet and Security, on behalf of the student body, to have two side doors within the building accessible through access card only. This will ensure more safety and security on campus. Please have your pass with you at all times, as most of us are already accustomed. The doors leading into the cafeteria, as well as the doors facing the parkade near the sculpture studio entrance will be locked 24/7 as of January 21st, 2019. Any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask your SLC representative or step into ACADSA to speak with any member of the Executive Committee (EC).

Your Executive Committee has been dedicating to advocating for specific initiatives within our community, with much ground work and success in the Fall term. These include:

  1. Promoting awareness of and create positive change in regards to sexual violence and assault incidents and policies. With campaign’s starting January, proceeding to the end of the school year. Your EC is lobbying on a provincial level for Sexual Violence Policy standards in November and March (ASEC) and within campus committees.
  2. Creating opportunities for students enhancing a sense of belonging and opening inter-department connection. To spread positive gossip and promote community initiatives. This is strongly urged through the SLC October-April, through meetings, social media hashtags, events, student groups and positive gossip.
  3. Clarity of relationship with ACAD. Creating organizational charts for ACADSA manuals and developing collaboration agreements that recognize ACADSA as an equal contributor in joint programming initiatives with ACAD and external organizations.

Any questions you have for us—or if you feel you want to be involved in any way—don’t hesitate to contact myself or members of the Executive Committee. We are open to speaking with you and encourage you to connect with us!

The winter term can prove to be a difficult balance with the cold season. Please be advised to use our on campus services:

For academic support: www.acad.ca/current-students/get-support/academic-support

For Counselling: www.acad.ca/current-students/get-support/counselling-services

ACADSA Health + Dental Plan members have access to Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service that offers confidential and accessible support in multiple languages. Call 1 844 741-6389 to connect with trained counsellors, consultants, and life coaches 24/7, 365 days/year for a variety of issues. There is also an app available! For more information: http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/AlbertaCollegeofArtDesignACADSA_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe

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.

Have an incredible semester students! See you in the halls! If I’m not in the ACADSA office, you can certainly find me this semester in the loom room of the fibre wing on the 4th floor.  :)

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

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Upcoming ACADSA Events and Deadlines

Health + Dental Plan – Opt In

If you are a new student this semester, now is the time to enrol yourself and your spouse and/or dependent children in the ACADSA Health & Dental Plan. Enrollments to the ACADSA Health + Dental Plan must be done between January 9-23, 2019. Visit www.studentcare.ca for instructions.

Call for Submissions: Hear/d Residency Program

Want to be a part of the ACADSA Hear/d Residency Program this semester? Now is your time to submit a proposal! 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. Participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at www.acadsa.ca/heard

Marion Nicoll Gallery: Call For Submissions

If you are interested in having a show between February – April 2019 in either of our Marion Nicoll Gallery spaces, submissions are open. All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and prepare to complete the online submission form.The form will guide you through the submission process. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com

Jury Members Required: MNG, Student Groups and Hear/d Residency Program

The ACADSA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Selection Jury, Student Group Funding Jury and Hear/d Residency Selection Jury needs volunteer members for the Winter 2019 Submissions! Help decide on funding for student groups or determine which artist will be selected for our gallery or residency. Find out about the positions and how to apply at www.acadsa.ca/2018/12/call-for-volunteer-jury-members-acadsa-2-2/

From Books to Business Workshop

Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? On January 30 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, join your fellow classmates in the ACAD Boardroom for tips and best practices when looking at entrepreneurship as your next career step and get your answers from RBC staff. More information at www.acadsa.ca/event/from-books-to-business-workshop/

Career Development Fair

Find a summer internship! Discover community resources! Get to know the local organizations that are here to support your professional development as emerging artists and designers. ACADSA’s Career Development Program is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Career Development Fair! On February 6th (12:30-3pm), we will be hosting over 20 organizations that drive the Calgary arts scene, from artist-run centres, non-profits, guilds, maker spaces, coalitions, and more!

Spring 2019 Show + Sale – Coming Soon

This semester’s Show + Sale will be held March 28-30, 2019, but we’ve already begun our preparations. Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. Interested in participating? Information about how you can register to participate will be made available next week, so keep an eye on your acad email inbox or at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/

1701, 2019

University Name and Logo Reveal

January 17th, 2019|

Thank you to everyone who joined the announcement of our University name change with the Minister Schmidt of Advanced Education and Minister Miranda of Tourism and Culture! ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS! If you were unable to celebrate with us for the media event then mark February 1st on your calendar as it is the OFFICIAL launch of our name change!

In line with the exciting name change for the now Alberta University of the Arts, ACADSA will now become the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArtsSA?). More information about our students’ association’s upcoming rebranding process will be made available in the next few weeks.

 

Minister Schmidt and Simone Saunders, ACADSA's director of leadership and governance, unveil the new name and logo for the Alberta University of the Arts.

Minister Schmidt and Simone Saunders, ACADSA’s director of leadership and governance, unveil the new name and logo for the Alberta University of the Arts. Photo by Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta reveals Alberta College of Art + Design’s university name and visual identity

“The student body is looking forward to pursuing our education under the new status of Alberta University of the Arts,” said Simone Saunders, AUArts Students’ Association director of leadership and governance. “To be recognized as a university deepens our sense of pride and belonging to this renowned community of eclectic artists.”

>>ACAD News Annoucement

Announcing Alberta’s newest university

“The Alberta College of Art + Design will officially become the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), the province’s first university dedicated to fine arts and design. The new name and status formally comes into effect on Feb. 1.”

>>> Alberta Government Press Release