Affiliate Organizations levy their fees independently from FASA or have procured space within Concordia University independent of FASA. Affiliate Organizations are considered to represent all students as their mandates are fairly broad and thus they are an essential part of the FASA Council of Representatives. The Affiliate Organizations within the fine arts are: Art Matters Festival, Concordia Undergraduate Journal or Art History (CUJAH), the VAV Gallery and the Fine Arts Reading Room (FARR).

Art Matters

Art Matters is a student-run art festival that showcases the diversity of Concordia University’s artistic community. The festival promotes emerging talent and provides participants with professional experience by working alongside cultural institutions, galleries, and artist-run centers. The Art Matters festival has exhibited work produced by Concordia undergraduate students in the fields of dance, video, music, design, creative writing, theatre and the visual arts. Annually occurring in mid-March, Art Matters features three weeks of exhibitions curated by Concordia students in venues throughout the city and hosts many special events such as vernissages, an opening party featuring live performances, and a lecture series of talks and workshops hosted by professional artists.

The Art Matters Festival is a fee-levy organisation created by and for the undergraduate students of Concordia University. We provide emerging artists and curators opportunities to promote and develop their practices by bringing the emerging and the established together. We commit to promoting a diverse range of artistic approaches and processes. We aim to facilitate communication and dialogue within the community of Concordia University and Montreal at large.We strive to be inclusive and encourage diversity. Each year, the Art Matters Festival is an epicentre for the growth and celebration of art, community, and education.

CUJAH

The Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History is a student-run annual publication that aims to showcase the talents of Concordia University’s undergraduate Art History and Fine Arts students. CUJAH is composed of an executive committee of editors, copy editors, feature writers, and is assisted by faculty members in the Department of Art History. CUJAH has also expanded into the realm of feature writing, promoting artists and events within the Concordia Fine Arts community and in Montreal at large. In addition to the publication of our annual journal and web publication of features, CUJAH also hosts Concordia University’s Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference, a series of workshops throughout the year, and a whole bunch of other exciting events, including an Art History mixer and bake sales.

FARR

The Fine Arts Reading Room is a student-run library and resource centre, located on the 2nd floor of Concordia’s EV Building. We provide students with alternative resources from rare to small press material, as well as loans from our collection of historical and contemporary art publications. We offer access to computers, printing, research support and funding through our annual residency project and small publishing grants. Come hang out! We can help you do school.

VAV Gallery

The VAV Gallery is a democratically run student exhibition space located within the Visual Arts building of Concordia; the address is 1395 Rene Levesque Boulevard O. We seek to reflect the excellence and diversity of artworks created within the Concordia community. We strive to create an accessible space that welcomes the general public as well as students and faculty members.  The VAV seeks to support emerging artists by acting as both an exhibition space and as a resource center that offers workshops, lectures by visiting artists and special exhibitions such as the Graduating Students Exhibition. Students can get involved by sitting on a selection jury, volunteering their time for various VAV Gallery initiatives, by participating as an artist or curator in the space, by running to become a member of the gallery’s Board of Directors and by assuming the positions of VAV co-directors and gallery technician.

FASA is committed to approving Clubs that reach out to a large number of students within the Faculty. As the majority of the FASA annual budget is allocated to Club activities, Clubs have a responsibility to be open and accessible to all Regular Members who wish to partake in Club activities. FASA will not accept Club applications that are situated within the context of a class and whose only mandate is to put on an end of year show, as this does not allow a significant proportion of our membership to get involved.

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InARTE is an annual online, student-initiative research-creation journal that aims to promote a culture of excellence in writing and visual art in Art Education. The journal provides students with the opportunity to publish and share their work with the community.

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Animate Concordia is a place to both bring news about club events and showcase all works from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema’s Film Animation Program.The animator, animation student, and animation enthusiast’s resource guide to student work, news, events, and other extra-curricular activities in relation to Concordia’s Film Animation program.

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The Fibres Student Association is group of students dedicated to promoting fibre arts within Concordia & the surrounding community. We organize hands-on workshops open to the general public, a fibre-related exhibition each year that showcases student work. The FSA also strives to connect fibre artists with each other providing an opportunity to collaborate and skill share fibre techniques and knowledge.

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DASA is a non-lucrative Fine Arts group which serves the interests of Concordia University’s Design students, while also educating the larger local populace about Design. DASA organizes events, acts as the Design students’ voice and aims to build a strong and active Design community which extends beyond Concordia University’s walls.

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Student Print Association (SPA) is a group of Fine Arts students who share a passion for printmaking and wish to exchange with other printmakers, fine arts students, faculty, artists and collectors. In addition, SPA wishes to raise an awareness of the diversity and richness of printmaking as an art form.

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Interfold Magazine is a bi-annual, student-run publication based out of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Established in September 2011, Interfold acts as an exhibition space for diverse and progressive artwork within the university. Our initiative is to connect students with the Montreal arts community and to promote arts-related events on-campus.

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The Academy of Art Video Art is a student initiative from the Studio Arts’ Intermedia program aimed at promoting Fine Arts students’ video art productions. This club’s main objective is the promotion of video art made by Concordia Students outside of the University through exhibitions, installations and galas.

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We are a student-run print media collective of queer, lesbian, gay, trans*, two-spirited, bisexual, asexual, intersex, questioning, and allies. We aim to create a non-hierarchical space to discuss, share ideas and create print projects together. We explore the collaborative, community-based and democratic aspects of print, but also aim to fuel members’ personal projects.  

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Afterimages is Concordia’s Undergraduate film magazine, we write articles about various film-related events around the world, and we feature student submissions in our magazine publication.

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unnamedThe Painting and Drawing Student Association aims to bring together, showcase and support the talent of Concordia students working in, or around, the disciplines of painting and/or drawing. Though our various events, workshops and talks are centered on these two disciplines we welcome all who are interested!

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cropped-cast-website-hearder2CAST, the Concordia Association of Students in Theatre, works to support and enrich the experience of students in Concordia’s Department of Theatre. We do so by planning and hosting community-building activities—from cabarets to brunches to workshops with guest artists—and by acting as a resource organization through which students can seek information, raise questions or concerns and share their experience with other members of the Concordia Theatre community.

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The Concordia Photography Collective (CPC) is a student group of photographers, photo-based artists, and enthusiasts. The CPC aims to provide a creative space for students to share their skills, ideas, and works, while providing opportunities for publication, exhibitions, technical workshops, and special events.

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The Concordia Ceramics Students Association is a club that aims to build community among students in the ceramics program. We offer opportunities and events where students new to ceramics can mingle with advanced students and break down the divide and are welcomed to join in. We also aim to enrich the ceramics program for students by expanding their understanding of the larger world of ceramic art beyond school. We do this by hosting artist talks and planning trips to areas of ceramic interest such as the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts, a yearly international ceramics conference, and by organizing juried end of the year shows where students can exhibit their art in a professional manner in an off-campus gallery open to the public.

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