FASA Dishes the Cash, Lacks Policy-Drafting Know-How

Fine Art Students Alliance Seeks Help from CSU and Legal Counsel

Judicial Committee appointments are still incomplete after the Fine Arts Student Alliance meeting on Jan. 10, where two of the three candidates for the committee were absent.

The Policy Drafting Committee, mandated to draft clear policies for FASA elections, announced that no committee members had the expertise to draft policy and thus no progress had been made. A motion was passed for the committee to seek advice from the Concordia Student Union and legal counsel.

President Paisley Sim also announced the schedule of events for the semester, which includes an appearance by YouTube celebrity and art critic Hennessy Youngman, among others.

Studio Arts students received $1,300 for their graduating exhibit on the theme of ‘work,’ which is currently on display at a vacant textile factory in Little Italy. The budget for the project has not been reached yet, but if full funding is provided through other grants, the group plans to rent out the space for one month.

As well, graduating students in Intermedia and Cyberarts received $1,200 for an exhibit that will showcase their material.

The Student Art Studies Appreciation received $600 of funding for a conference on the theme of “Women in Art” that will bring together various speakers with art studies faculty and students to present academic papers. Conference organizers hope to collaborate with students from McGill University’s Art Studies program. Organizers said they hope to have about 15 presentations, 80% of which would be Concordia students.

Sim also announced FASA will be hosting bagel and fruit breakfasts for Fine Arts students on Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and is looking for volunteers to help coordinate the events.