'Kix' off the spring in your very own pop-up studio

Images courtesy of KIX Boutique

In support of independent creatives, KIXS Boutique is continuing their partnership with ACAD until Summer 2018 and extending an open invitation to all current ACAD students and alumni to run a pop-up studio at one of their five Calgary locations.

Open to creatives in all disciplines, participants are expected to make work on site for a five-hour period, at one of the 10 KIXS locations, during peak retail times (typically Thursday-Saturday afternoons). Selected participants will be compensated at $25/hour and are encouraged to interact with the audience during the session. Previous participants have indicated that this has been an incredible professional development and networking opportunity in furthering their practice.

In the summer of 2018, all ACAD students and alumni that have participated in the pop-up studios will be invited to vie to be a finalist to compete in a grand finale event, for a cash honorarium of $5,000. Full details surrounding this opportunity will be released in Spring 2018.

Interested in this pop-up studio opportunity? Contact Sabrinna Visram via sabrinna@kixs.ca with a brief statement of interest, your creative experience to date, ACAD affiliation (current student or alumni) preference of storefront location, October 2017-June 2018 availability, social media handles (if available) and a small portfolio (5-10 images) of previous and current work. Interested participants are asked to keep in mind that they will be making work for a family-friendly environment in a retail (non-traditional studio) space when considering their proposals.

ACAD thanks KIXS for their community work in supporting local creatives and entrepreneurs!