The Deans' Office and IRFM established the Art School Considerations group to help students realize projects that may present health, safety, or legal challenges. Art School Considerations is a list, a discussion, and a process that provides an avenue for students' work under the motto: "It's Not No; It's How?"

Here's how it works:

Students, faculty, and staff should consult the list below to determine if a project may present health, safety, or legal concerns during the conceptualization phase of a project. If a project involves any of the items on the checklist, discuss the project with your Student Project Coordinator (SPC).

SPCs are full-time staff who advise students on various aspects of art making in our shops, studios, and classrooms.

Once the SPC has reviewed the project proposal, the SPC will make recommendations. If the nature of the project or the recommendations presented by the SPC are not feasible, the SPC will refer the proposed project to SAIC's Student Project Review Committee for a final resolution and decision. Students, faculty, and advisors are welcome to attend the Student Project Review Committee meeting to assist with identifying a resolution.

Art School Considerations posters with SPC contact information are posted in each department. If your area needs a poster or an update, please contact

Art School Considerations List

If your project contains any of the items on the list below, discuss the project with your advisor, faculty members, or student project coordinator: