Arc @ COFA
Arc @ COFA is located on the College Of Fine Arts campus in
Paddington. Our office is open Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm and you can
find us at the back of our new student lounge on the ground floor
of D Block. To contact us either drop into the office or call 8936
0798 or 8936 0825, or you can email cofa[at]arc.unsw.edu.au. You
can also find us on facebook.
We offer heaps of benefits and support especially tailored to
COFA Faculty creative types including:
- The new Arc @ COFA student lounge has just opened off the
courtyard next to the Student Centre in D Block. This space
features a student kitchen and lounge. It is open to everyone at
COFA to make lunch, rest and play and will be stocked with free tea
and coffee day and night, an urn, cold filtered water, a fridge,
microwaves, and toaster.
- The Cornerhouse
Cafe on the corners of Albion Ave and Selwyn St is
open to serve every one of your creatively-inclined tastebuds.
Gallery - a COFA student run exhibition space - offers
exhibition, employment, volunteering, education and social
- Kudos Annual
Emerging Artists & Designers Award
Fish Bowl exhibition and project spaces
- The Mural
Project funding for a student or group of students to
paint a mural in the courtyard each semester!
- The Mural Project Part II supports students to
make a small mark on campus, anywhere anytime. Click HERE
- Three grant programs: Arts & Design
Green House* - subsidised Student
Residency Program at Fowlers Gap
- BRIGHTSIDE - an artistic mentoring
program that pairs up COFA and UNSW students with underprivileged
Sydney high school students to inspire and assist them in
developing their creative skills.
- Publications: COFAtopia,
eNews and new Writers Program: Framework
- Weekly events and
activities including fortnightly free lunches, yoga,
soccer and more
- Quiet Room - for prayer, parents and
privacy in CB09
- Cheap van and ute
- Equipment loans: projectors, badge-maker, games
- Access to legal, advocacy and counselling services
- Off-campus discounts
- Student Representation - COFA Council
- Clubs, collectives, committees and so many more things!!
Aside from general on campus facilities, services, events and
activities, Arc @ COFA supports arts and design students develop
their creative practice and research in extracurricular projects
each year through a number of grants, a residency program and an
annual art award as above. In 2013 Arc @ COFA put
$21,500 cash direct into the pockets and bank
accounts of over 80 COFA student projects. For details click here.
IMAGE: 2nd year BFA student Henry Cuchod painting the first
mural on the new COFA campus August 2013 as part of Arc and COFA's
The Mural Project program