President’s Convocation Shawl

detail of last year's shawl created by Morgan Free and Melinda Topilko


All graduating Fibre majors are invited to submit a proposal for the 2013 President’s Convocation Shawl. The successful applicant will receive an honorarium of $500, viagra
plus up to $250 for materials to produce the shawl to be worn by ACAD’s President at convocation. This important commission is a unique opportunity to showcase your work during the convocation ceremony. All media and cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged and collaboration with a colleague is possible.


DUE DATE     November 30

When developing your proposal please consider the distance at which the shawl will be viewed. Subtle materials and /or soft colours shifts do not view well from 20 m. Past Convocation Shawls will be made available in the Fibre office for your reference. Your proposed shawl may be experimental in form and materials, ampoule
but must be durable and comfortably wearable for several hours. Successful applicant will be given the opportunity to meet with the president to ensure proper fit, scale etc.

Convocation Shawl Proposals will include:

Cover Letter

Detailed project description including your concept

Detailed materials budget ($250 maximum)

Rendering of proposed shawl (drawing, painting, photo collage, etc)

Material samples (if available)

Project timeline

Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered. Any questions regarding Convocation Shawl Proposals can be directed to Mackenzie Frère or Barbara Sutherland.

IMPORTANT     Successful applicant(s) should be prepared to complete the President’s Convocation Shawl completed by March 31, 2013 so that it may be presented for the spring meeting of the ACAD Board of Governors.