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West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister

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As Arts & Sciences Minister, I encourage and support all activities in pursuit of Medieval and Renaissance Arts & Sciences. Everyone is welcome to enjoy all aspects of these endeavors and is highly encouraged to become involved ~ learn something new, teach something you love, hone your skills. SCA Arts & Sciences are all the crafts, skills, and technologies practiced in the time period and cultures that the SCA covers.

Official duties include coordinating the efforts of Principality, Baronial and Shire Arts & Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study. The A&S Minister also assists the Chronicler in confirming the validity of research presented to the membership in publication form.  The Arts & Sciences Minister will hold competitions, host classes, and reach out to local groups & guilds to encourage all skills. Please share your stories, ideas, methods and we will post them as inspiration.


2015 Competition Schedule (Principality of Cynagua):

Cynagua Spring Coronet- May 2015

Fine Arts: Underpinnings– 16th century Western European –  Documentation Required
Technical Sciences: Tack and kennel – horse and/or hound equipment / kennels  No Documentation Required
Research Paper: Horse “power” during the Middle Ages

Cynagua Fall Coronet- October 2015

Fine Arts:  Coats – any country - pre-1600 – No Documentation Required
Technical Sciences: Wood working – benches - Documentation Required
Research Paper: Gothic Architecture, how were they able to build those cathedrals with high ceilings.

2015 Competition Schedule (Principality of the Mists):

Coming Soon!

2015 Pied d'Argent Competitions:

March Crown - Francois Nouvelle
Beltane - Maiden Lane
Arts & Sciences - Beaulte de Castille
June Crown - Jenny Pluck Pears
Purgatorio - Petite Rhiens
October Crown - Gelosia


Arts & Sciences Resources

Arts & Sciences Complete Handbook
Arts & Sciences Ministers Information
Competition Guidelines
Collegium Occidentalis Website
Order of the Golden Poppy
West Kingdom Guilds


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Classes you would like to attend

A spreadsheet to propose classes you would be interested in attending has been started by a member of the Populace, Brigit the Chaste - soon this will be a form on this website.