History of the Study Association
IK emerged from the previously named Study Association SKABÉ. This Association was founded for the study program Arts and Arts Policies (Kunst en Kunstbeleid) in Groningen. This study program changed into Arts, Culture and Media in September 2003. This was the reason a new Study Association was initiated: Study Association IK. On the 1st of September 2003 IK had its first members and after thriving 13 years, we have approximately 200 members.
Goal of the Study Association
IK is the Study Association for the students following the program Arts, Culture and Media. IK offers students possible ways to be involved in the study related activities but also non-study related activities. The statutory objective of the Association is the following:
The association aims to organize subject specific and non-subject specific activities for students in the course Arts, Culture and Media, as well as to inform them about the study, the future professional possibilities, potential paths after graduation and to encourage contacts among students.
IK wants to address this objective by organizing activities such as monthly IK-borrels, parties, conferences, excursions and the magazine Artefact.
IK wants to support her members by offering study related activities and non-study related activities:
Study related activities
There are many study related activities that are organized by IK. There are Career Events (including a Networking Event), the Conference, books, Museum Salon, Taste of Arts and an international Excursion.
Non-study related activities
These activities are not directly related to the study program, and they include the IK-borrels, parties, the Almanac, and the Artefact:
This year there is a board with four members and there are 9 committees, that make it possible for all the events to take place. In committees there are 3-6 people depending on the workload and the size of the event. The IK-board is supported by the Board of Advisors and the Treasury Committee, in which old board-members are placed. The board also has contacts with the General Board of ACM, other Study Association and other external parties such as Noord Nederlands Toneel, NNO and Study Store.