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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

2111, 2018

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – November 2018

November 21st, 2018|

2018-11-14 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

>> Fill in our draw entry form here

Contest winner will be drawn Wednesday, December 5th. Good luck!

Draw Entry Closed
2011, 2018

Annual General Meeting (AGM): Nov 29

November 20th, 2018|

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WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 1-2PM

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art + Design

“What does ACADSA do anyway?” Attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 29 to find out! Get an introduction to our programming and responsibilities, our advocacy focuses and efforts, our operating finances and our governing structure. If you’re interested in having a say in future programming initiatives, join us for a discussion period at the end!

If you have questions about the meeting, please email Simone Saunders, Director of Leadership and Governance, at leadership.acadsa@acad.ca.

1911, 2018

Reminder: Health + Dental Claims Deadline (2017-2018 Policy)

November 19th, 2018|

Last reminder! Attention ACADSA Health & Dental Plan members who were enrolled during the last school year! You have until Nov. 29, 2018 to submit claims for the 2017-2018 policy year.

Find claim forms at www.studentcare.ca.

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1411, 2018

Take a Break With ACADSA – Free Coffee (Nov 21)

November 14th, 2018|

Free Breakfast - Insta SquareStressed out? Need a snack to boost your morning? We’ve got you covered. ACADSA recognizes this busy time of year with end of year deadlines creeping up. To support the student body, on November 21, ACADSA will be serving complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit in the cafeteria from 10am – 1pm.

1311, 2018

Hear/d Residency Exhibition Fall 2018

November 13th, 2018|

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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ACADSA art residency sparks conversation around student mental health

Calgary, AB – Reflecting personal stories of resilience, the Hear/d Residency exhibition, presented by the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA), opens on Wednesday, November 28. The student art exhibition runs until Wednesday, December 12 at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), with the reception taking place on Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

The goal of the Hear/d Residency program is to provide a safe space for students from different disciplines to create their own community of support while simultaneously de-stigmatizing mental illness within the extended ACAD community. In line with the residency’s theme of resilience, this semester’s exhibition is titled and as it continues. The title itself is representative of the group’s collective experience with navigating mental health in the post-secondary context. Alumni and Hear/d Mentor Rocio Graham outlines, “This residency encourages students to take risks by allowing their vulnerable yet resilient voices to be heard to inform and de-stigmatize mental health within their community.”

The three-month artist residency functions as a peer support program, while also providing professional development opportunities for student mentors who facilitate the program. Over the course of the residency, student mentors facilitate weekly meetings, studio visits and a group critique which supports the participants and the projects being made. The residency concludes with a two-week long exhibition where members of the community can observe the collection of unique works crafted, helping the mission and message resonate.

This innovative approach to mental health support is a one of a kind program which empowers students to form valuable peer to peer relationships. Fourth year photography student and Hear/d Mentor Keiran Foster explains her own experience as a participant, “I think the most impactful part of this program was getting to be a part of a group of creatives and artists who are collectively exploring mental health in a positive and encouraging environment through our own unique practices and art forms.”

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.

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ACADSA Supports the Growth of an Empowered and Creative Community

For more information and to arrange interviews contact:
Jeannie Gorrie, Health + Wellness Program Manager
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
403 284 7625 wellness.acadsa@acad.ca

1211, 2018

It’s 10AM, Do YOU know where YOUR students’ association is?

November 12th, 2018|

2018 November EC EmailHey everyone! I’m Kayla, your Director of External Relations.

So! Hopefully you’re recovering from mid-terms, unless you made it through unscathed. Make sure to take the time to care for yourself and to seek help when things are getting to be too much to handle.

As Jason Bauche emailed out, there’s a 2 week wait for counselling services on campus, however, through your Studentcare insurance, you have access to Empower Me. Empower Me connects you with a counsellor immediately, via;

Phone call: 1-844-741-6389 for 24/7 Access they can also arrange for an appointment for a counsellor in Calgary within the matter of days, if you prefer, 100% covered by your insurance.

Online: https://ear.powerflexweb.com/1545/login_SC.html
Enter ‘studentcare’ as the password. If you’re looking for immediate counselling, click the “Live Connect Online” button where you’ll be connected to an Instant Message chat.

The Empower me website has a ton of helpful articles to check out.

They also offer other professional services such as; financial planning, life coaching and nutritional counselling.

or

Phone app: Honestly the app is kind of confusing and doesn’t have the best user interface, but I feel like it’ll be good for resources on the go, and they do have the contact request button where they can arrange an appointment for you.

Here are the app links;

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iaspiria&hl=en

Apple – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/iaspiria/id908312488?mt=8

Enter ‘studentcare’ as the login ID.

Anyway! Back to business. Which is to be my advice to you, many students.. Life is short.. YOLO.. School is temporary, keep your eye out for external shows and apply for them, start to navigate the professional artist process and start padding your CV! There are also student run galleries through ACADSA student groups that you can take part in.

Here’s what’s going on our end:

ACADSA has been working hard on a ton of different things for you, the students. If you’re actually interested, then you’ll likely be willing to peruse our website OR seek out myself, or anyone else who’s a part of the ACADSA Executive Committee, or your local student department rep, and ask those questions. You can do it, I believe in you!

Please get in touch with us: you can find information about ACADSA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. Get to know our team! Say hello to us in the halls and we will do the same. Stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association, check out News and Events on our website (www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @ACADSA.

Kayla Gale
Director of External Relations
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
external.acadsa@acad.ca

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Upcoming ACADSA Events and Deadlines

Annual General Meeting (AGM): Nov 29 at 1pm

“What does ACADSA do anyway?” Attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 29 to find out! Get an introduction to our programming and responsibilities, our advocacy focuses and efforts, our operating finances and our governing structure. If you’re interested in having a say in future programming initiatives, join us for a discussion period at the end!

If you have questions about the meeting, please email Simone Saunders, Director of Leadership and Governance, at leadership.acadsa@acad.ca.

Take a Break with ACADSA (Free Coffee): Nov 21 at 10am

Stressed out? Need a snack to boost your morning? We’ve got you covered. ACADSA recognizes this busy time of year with end of year deadlines creeping up. To support the student body, on November 21, ACADSA will be serving complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit in the cafeteria from 10am – 1pm.

Show + Sale: November 22-24

Check out what your fellow students have created during the Fall 2018 Show + Sale. The First Night Fundraiser on Thursday, November 22 (5-8pm) is a ticketed event, offering ticket holders an exclusive, private viewing and sale of over 3,000 original pieces, showcasing work from each of ACAD’s disciplines of study. The Show + Sale continues Friday, November 23rd (12-7pm) and Saturday, November 24th (12-4pm) with entrance by donation at the door.  For more information, please visit: acadsa.ca/show-sale/

We would love your help promoting Show + Sale! Until the end of this Fall Show + Sale (November 24), we will be tracking the hashtag #showandsale on Instagram and Facebook. Students who promote Show + Sale using the hashtag on their social medias will be entered to WIN one of three $100 ACAD Bookstore gift cards! We especially want to see the work you will be selling! An important part of participating in art markets is learning how to self-promote. Think of this as an opportunity to hone your promo skills!

Hear/d Residency Exhibition & Reception

Reflecting personal stories of resilience, the Hear/d Residency exhibition, presented by ACADSA, opens on Wednesday, November 28. The student art exhibition runs until Wednesday, December 12 at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), with the reception taking place on December 6 at 6:00PM.

Health + Dental Plan Coverage

Have you checked out your coverage under the ACADSA Health & Dental Plan? Among other features, the Plan covers health, dental, vision, and travel benefits to help you perform at your best all year long. If you opted out and have now lost your equivalent coverage after opting out of the ACADSA Health and/or Dental Plan, you may re-enrol in the ACADSA Plan within 30 days of losing your other coverage. You will have to provide proof of the loss of coverage! Visit www.studentcare.ca for more details.

Health + Dental Plan – Last Year’s Claims Deadline: Nov 29

Were you covered by the ACADSA Health + Dental Plan last year? If so, this is a reminder that all ACADSA Health & Dental claims from the 2017-18 policy year (Sept 1 2017 – Aug 31 2018) must be sent to our insurer by November 29, 2018 ! You can send your claims by mail using the Claims Form. You can also file claims online through the Studentcare mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit www.studentcare.ca

Just a reminder: to stay up to date on what is happening at the ACAD Students’ Association, please check out our website at www.acadsa.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @ACADSA

811, 2018

Remembrance Day | No classes (Nov 9, 2018)

November 8th, 2018|

Reminder to students: ACAD will be closed tomorrow (November 9) in observance of Remembrance Day. No classes are scheduled and no services will be open, however you will still be able to access the building and your studios.

Remembrance Day Poppies

711, 2018

REMINDER: Professional Market Panel (Nov 8, 2018)

November 7th, 2018|

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Just a reminder that, Market Collective co-founder Angel Guerra and New Craft Coalition co-founder and ACAD alumni Laura Sharp will be here on Thursday, November 8 from 1-2pm in the Lecture Theatre  to answer student questions regarding the ins and outs of selling artwork in a market environment. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial practice to meet the people that do it professionally!

Participating in ACADSA Show + Sale? This is a recommended workshop that can aid you in in your preparations for the sale.

P.S. If you registered for this semester’s Show + Sale,  DON’T FORGET that your inventory submission forms are due tonight (November 7) at midnight.

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#showandsale Promotion + Prizes

November 1st, 2018|

Fall_Instagram_Square_New_smACAD Students: We would love your help promoting Show + Sale! From now until the end of this Fall Show + Sale (November 24), we will be tracking the hashtag #showandsale on Instagram and Facebook. Students who promote Show + Sale using the hashtag on their social medias will be entered to win one of three $100 ACAD Bookstore gift cards! We especially want to see the work you will be selling! An important part of participating in art markets is learning how to self-promote. Think of this as an opportunity to hone your promo skills!

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ACADSA has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

Per Facebook rules, we must mention this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to ACADSA, not Facebook.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

3110, 2018

Professional Market Panel (Nov 8, 2018)

October 31st, 2018|

 

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Hey ACAD students,

Market Collective co-founder Angel Guerra and New Craft Coalition co-founder and ACAD alumni Laura Sharp will be here on Thursday, November 8 from 1-2pm in the Lecture Theatre  to answer student questions regarding the ins and outs of selling artwork in a market environment. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial practice to meet the people that do it professionally!

Participating in ACADSA Show + Sale? This is a recommended workshop that can aid you in in your preparations for the sale.

3110, 2018

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – October 2018

October 31st, 2018|

2018-10-31 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

Contest winner will be drawn Wednesday, November 14th. Good luck!

Draw Entry Closed

Click Here to Enter Draw
3010, 2018

The Ghomeshi Effect (Nov 6, 2018)

October 30th, 2018|

2018-11-06 Ghomeshi Effect EventThis year the ACADSA Executive Commitee (EC) team has made sexual violence awareness and advocacy for survivors one of their main goals. The Ghomeshi Effect (@ghomeshieffect) provides knowledge about the current struggles of sexual violence survivors in the legal system. The Calgary show on November 6 at Mount Royal University is free for students, but they are still accepting any donations.

Visit www.facebook.com/ghomeshieffect/ for more information.

2910, 2018

Health + Dental Claims Deadline (2017-2018 Policy)

October 29th, 2018|

Attention ACADSA Health & Dental Plan members who were enrolled during the last school year! You have until Nov. 29, 2018 to submit claims for the 2017-2018 policy year.

Find claim forms at www.studentcare.ca.

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2410, 2018

Show + Sale Fall 2018 (Nov 22-24)

October 24th, 2018|

 

 

Join us in celebrating the creativity of Calgary’s emerging artists at the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association semiannual student art market, Show + Sale.

The First Night Fundraiser offers you an exclusive, private viewing and sale of over 3,000 original pieces, showcasing work from each of ACAD’s disciplines of study.  Whatever your preferred medium, you’ll find it here: Paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more!

Proceeds from ticket purchases directly support ACAD students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and funds student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting ACADSA’s student programming.

>> Purchase your ticket here

Along with local creatives, arts supporters and light refreshments from our sponsors at National Beer Hall and Bridgette Bar, you can expect advanced access to over 3,000 original artworks and conversation with the artists in attendance.

A cash bar will be available for your enjoyment and the closest parking available on campus is the Jubilee J2 parking lot.

The Show + Sale continues Friday, November 23rd (12-7pm) and Saturday, November 24th (12-4pm) with entrance by donation at the door.

For more information, please visit: acadsa.ca/show-sale/

A special thank you to our student programming sponsor, RBC Foundation, via the Emerging Artist Project.

Thank you for supporting art, craft and design education at ACAD for nearly a century; your ongoing support fosters entrepreneurship, builds community and develops our creative economy in Calgary, in Alberta and beyond.

2310, 2018

Pricing Workshop (Nov 1, 2018)

October 23rd, 2018|

Pricing Workshop November 2018

Hey ACAD students,

On Thursday, November 1 from 1-2pm in the Lecture Theatre, join Calgary-based curator, writer, and educator Diana Sherlock to learn about industry standards in pricing, CARFAC recommended artist fees, your rights as an artist to be paid fairly, and some helpful methods that successful arts professionals use when pricing their work.

Participating in ACADSA Show + Sale? This is a recommended workshop that can aid you in in your preparations for the sale.

1810, 2018

Collective Action to Leave Arts Commons’ +15 Window Spaces

October 18th, 2018|

Calgary artist-run centres end exhibition partnership with Arts Commons

CALGARY, AB — In the wake of recent disputes involving Arts Commons, multiple organizations have made the decision to cease programming their respective +15 Window spaces in this facility and terminate their partnerships with Arts Commons. Departing organizations include Marion Nicoll Gallery, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art, and Untitled Art Society.

Over the past few weeks, each departing organization has written a letter to Arts Commons outlining their specific organization’s reasons for ending their partnership. Collectively, we believe that recent events have made it clear that there is a widening gap between our respective institutional priorities and values, and those held by Arts Commons. Throughout these challenges, Arts Commons has demonstrated a lack of support and an unwillingness to respond to the pressing concerns raised by our organizations and broader communities. This is indicative of a significant partnership imbalance that has negatively impacted the artistic integrity of our organizations’ programming in these spaces, as well as hindered critical discourse regarding contemporary art in Arts Commons. Our organizations believe that we cannot in good conscience continue to invite artists in to a space within which their safety, rights, and artistic integrity cannot be guaranteed.

Our organizations acknowledge that the +15 Window spaces have created many opportunities for emerging artists, and we are committed to supporting artists early on in their careers through other venues and programming initiatives. We encourage Arts Commons to continue to make space for contemporary visual arts within its facility, and we hope that the future holds more equitable opportunities for those who will continue to work and show in the space, where all parties respect and support one another in their endeavours.

An invitation has been extended to collectively meet with Arts Commons to further outline feedback on our experience working with their organization, and where we see room for growth or a need for changes. Ultimately, our organizations strive to create spaces and opportunities in the arts that work towards more equitable and inclusive futures. At this time, Arts Commons has been unable to support us in these aspirations.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with one of our organizations, please contact:

Areum Kim, Stride Gallery
P: +1 403 262 8507
E: director@stride.ab.ca
Ginger Carlson, TRUCK Contemporary Art
P: +1 403 261 7702
E: director@truck.ca
Laura Pritchard, Marion Nicoll Gallery
P: +1 403 284 7625
E: mng.acadsa@acad.ca
Natasha Chaykowski, Untitled Art Society
P: +1 403 262 7911
E: natasha@uascalgary.org
Su Ying Strang, The New Gallery
P: +1 403 305 7655
E: su@thenewgallery.org

Additional Media:

Artist-Run Centres Leave Calgary Arts Commons | Canadian Art – October 18, 2018