Clubs are formed by any members of the student body to organize recreational activities. Clubs are formed by filling out a form, emailing it to, and then being officially ratified by the SUNSCAD executive team. Clubs and Collectives can then apply for funding from SUNSCAD, this includes supplies for activities, events, food for gatherings etc. Forms can be found here.

If you have a club you’d like to start for the 2023-2024 school year, an existing club you’d like to have ratified again, or would like to apply for funding, fill out the form linked above!

Active Clubs

Clay Club
Student Organizer – Sara Wonnacott

Clay Club aims to create space for further educational and creative opportunities within ceramics at NSCAD through extracurricular workshops, artist talks, events, conferences, and out-of-town field trips. Clay Club invites all students of NSCAD to join regardless of their major and will invite club members to sell their ware both for individual student profit and further fundraising for the club.

Emerging Expressions
Student Organizers – Mohammed Aadil

Emerging Expressions is an online art platform for emerging artists to learn, create, speak, and share art. The platforms include developing a website with plans for virtual exhibitions, social media, and a podcast called ArtPod, through which artists can share their artistic journeys, art news, and other art-related topics.

The Lonely Storytellers Support Group
Student Organizer – Emma MacCabe & Emma Chapman-Lin &

NSCAD has a large community of artists who are interested in illustration, animation, and art as industry. The problem is, with limited courses and degree options in these fields, individuals can often feel isolated from each other when class is done. The Lonely Storytellers Support Group aims to fix this problem. The Lonely Storytellers Support Group is a club that offers a space to learn, connect, share, and have fun for those of us who are interested in things like children’s illustration, graphic novels and comics, animation, narrative art, freelance and more! With lots of potential events, excursions, and online resources planned (and customized with input from the group) we hope to heighten our skills and strengthen our connections as we transition out of school into the art industry.

The Midnight Film Society
Student Organizer – Deirdre Sokolowska

The Midnight Film Society is the current Film Club at NSCAD. We hold weekly screenings of films that we have purchased for the students to show them films that they would not normally see in class or unfortunately in theatres in Halifax as we do not have any independent theatres that are accessible.

NSCAD Painting Club
Student Organizer – Noah Jennings & Sydney Currie &

The painting club is a space for NSCAD’s painters to gather and engage in community. Meetings take place on a bi-weekly basis and members are encouraged to both work on existing projects or participate in scheduled group activities. This club also looks to promote painter’s work and host future sales/auctions.

Photography Club
Student Organizer – Chelsea Stilwell

Photography Club is intended to be a space for all members of the NSCAD community who are interested in photography and lens-based arts to gather. The club encourages learning in a peer-led environment and intends to provide a collaborative photographic environment for its members.

Plant Club
Student Organizer – Chris Parsons

The plant club purpose is to meet with like minded people to exchange plants and plant knowledge. A spring meeting will initiate a ‘plant cuttings trade’ amongst plant owners and those who would like to acquire a specific plant cutting. Plant owners will prepare their cutting for exchange during a Fall meeting, with a give away component for new students

The group will invite all members for NSCAD community to participate, and plan to have occasional guest speakers to offer their plant and soil expertise.

Print Club
Student Organizer – Oscar Jarsky

Print Club is one of NSCAD’s oldest running clubs. Students get together to work on prints, discuss projects, and collaborate for exhibitions, events, and print sales!

NSCAD Zine Rack
Student Organizer – Deirdre Sokolowska

The Zine Rack is working with the NSCAD Art Supply Store to redistribute zines created by current students and alumni. 

We would like to continue paying students upfront for their work, to have funds for updated signage when needed, supplies for students to use (such as the long-arm stapler that we purchased last semester) and possibly a new rack as the last one did not fit the pegs of the wall as we found out in the summer.