Hammer Student Association

Formed in 2009, the Hammer Student Association (H.S.A.) is a UCLA student group that creates dynamic programs and content at the Hammer Museum by and for UCLA students. Working in collaboration with Hammer staff and artists, students conceptualize events and workshops, implement design and marketing strategies, and publish the annual interdisciplinary arts journal GRAPHITE. Through this process, students attend internal meetings and professional luncheons, conduct studio visits with contemporary artists, and gain insight into the inner workings of the art world and the museum profession.

H.S.A. is comprised of three separate but collaborating committees: Events, Communications, and the GRAPHITE editorial staff. Each committee works with a Hammer staff liaison. The group also conducts professional development seminars, studio visits with artists and designers, and attends Hammer openings and special events.

How To Apply

The Hammer Student Association is a serious commitment with incredible rewards for UCLA students from all disciplines. Members produce events, a high-quality publication, and innovative marketing and design each year; as well as gain unprecedented access to artists, curators, and art world professionals. In order to do all of this, members of HSA commit to attending a weekly full group meeting on Monday evenings, as well as one additional committee meeting per week. Members also must volunteer to work events and conduct on-campus outreach and promotion. To participate in HSA-only studio visits, artist and curator luncheons, and workshops, members must maintain “good standing” by fulfilling this commitment consistently.

To apply, prospective members should attend one of the two introductory meetings the first week of UCLA’s fall quarter at the Hammer Museum. This year’s meetings will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 and Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Lab in the Hammer Courtyard.

Prospective members must also fill out an application. All applications MUST be turned in digitally as a single PDF file to hsa@hammer.ucla.edu by 5pm on Friday, October 4th. Please only apply to one committee. Applicants will be notified if they need to attend a group interview for final candidates on Monday, October 7th at 5:30pm.

H.S.A. Communications Committee Application
H.S.A. Events Committee Application
H.S.A. GRAPHITE Staff Application

*Note: If you are having trouble opening the PDFs, please make sure you have the most updated version of Adobe Reader, available here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.  

For more info on HSA or to join the mailing list, email: hsa@hammer.ucla.edu
Facebook: Hammer Student Association
GRAPHITE blog: www.graphitejournal.com