The ACADSA Hear/d Residency (previously known as the AiR (Artists in Residence) Program) is a pilot project developed by the ACAD Students’ Association. The residency has its own central theme of Recovery and Healing, relating to mental health issues currently experienced by 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.
The Hear/d Residency asks students to collaborate on
researching, developing, creating and curating 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.