Artist for a Day 2015
January 26, 2015

Call for submissions for Artist for a Day, May 9, 2015
The NSCAD Alumni Association and the Office of University Relations are planning Artist for a Day, our NSCAD community event now in its fourth year. Artist for a Day will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at NSCAD’s Port Campus, coinciding with I LOVE LOCAL (Halifax)’s Open City event.

Artist for a Day is our chance to present NSCAD to the wider public in a way that is accessible, hands-on and fun. We’ve been amazed at the popularity of this event and the incredible number of people who’ve attended. We want to build on the momentum for this community outreach event.

In the past, we’ve worked with a loose theme, and this year we’re going with Back to the Future. In the popular movie trilogy from the 1980s, Marty McFly travels through time to the past and 30 years to the future—to 2015 to be exact. The movies envision a world full of flying cars, hover boards, hologram movies, power laces on boots and other wearable technologies.

Marty McFly is blasted to the year 2015 in the Back to the Future movies. Apparently, hover boards and power laces were things to look forward to.

Tell us what you’d like to do this year—think of bringing back something from NSCAD’s past or imagining NSCAD 30 years in the future. Activities do not have to tie into the theme, but it would be nice if they were related.

Some ideas we’ve already kicked around include:

  • Taking a ride on a hovercraft (using a green screen);
  • Re-intrepreting iconic events from NSCAD’s past including the creation of Joyce Wieland’s O Canada (1970), Claes Oldenberg’s The Office: A Typewriter Print (1974) or John Baldessari’s I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art (1971).
  • Let us know the materials you need, the estimated cost and type of space required. The aim is to make activities engaging and interactive. This year, we are happy to have sponsorship for Artist for a Day from Scotiabank.

Pop up to University Relations to tell us what you’ve got in mind or send your ideas by February 20 to:

Eliot Wright