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 will have its own central theme of Recovery and Healing, relating to mental health issues currently experienced by post-secondary students.
Drawing on this theme, the AiR 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 + wellbeing of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples in the college. Artists working across all mediums who share a deep interest in these issues are invited to gather, brainstorm and create.