Loaning and returning equipment and keys to project studios etc. is managed Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30-12:00 in the equipment room in the basement. Make your equipment-reservations on the booking list outside the equipment room.
To be able to borrow you must deposit 600 SEK and read and sign the current loan-agreement. The deposition will be refunded after finished studies provided you have no current loans or debts. In order to be refunded you need a receipt from Sophie Ljungblom confirming this.
The loan periods are as follows; Monday to Friday, Wednesday to Monday or Friday to Wednesday. If you don't return things on time you'll be suspended from loans for as long as the delay has lasted. For delays in returning photo-, video- or sound-equipment another two weeks will be added to that suspension.
You are personally responsible for the equipment that you borrow and thus liable to pay compensation in case of damage or loss. Therefore, a householder´s insurance is usually a good solution. Check carefully what is covered by your particular insurance company! Don't ever lend equipment that you have borrowed to someone else. As long as a loan is registered on you, you're the one responsible for it. That means that you'll have to compensate for any lost or broken items.
A large part of the training at the Academy of Fine Arts consists of independent artistic work and therefore all students have access to a studio throughout the study. At each new school year each student chooses a new studio space in our building. If you can not attend ensure that no other student can act as a representative for you. Otherwise, you are granted a studio by the teacher.
There is a copy machine outside the library where you can copy study material. The copy machine is equipped with a card counter. Each student obtains a copying card, loaded with 150 free markings, per semester; in case of loss you can of course buy new one. Copying cards with 50 or 100 markings can be purchased at the equipment room at a cost of 0,50SEK per marking. Note that A4 takes one marking whilst A3 takes to 2 markings.
In the basement there is a room for storage of student’s work etc. The student union has the full responsibility for this store room. In the store room there are also safety lockers. We recommend that you use them for storage of your own or borrowed valuable equipment. There have been incidents of theft at the Academy. The storage room is provided with a card reader and we can detect who has been in the room and when. For the lockers you need to buy your own pad-lock. For temporary storage of new wood planks and boards there are shelves outside the wood-workshop.
You must sign a receipt for a key to your studio. A lost key means that we have to change the bolt, which you will have to compensate with the actual cost of bolt and keys, at present, 600:- SEK.
Malmö Art Academy has a system of keys to our other premises, such as project studioes, workshops in the annex etc. These keys can be borrowed from the equipment room during the regular opening hours.
Naturally, all students must clean up after themselves and help to keep all common rooms and areas (for example the photo laboratory, the computer room, the workshops, the annex, the student coffee rooms, the video studio, the library) tidy and in order. The student’s kitchen is cleaned by the students themselves, except for the floors. Due to safety reasons (risk of fire) it is not permitted to store materials or artwork in corridors or stairs. The Fire Authorities require free escape routes and the schools risks severe penalties (fines or closure) for non-compliance. Materials, furniture or artwork stored in corridors or stairs without permission will be removed and discarded. Students with studios housing the same floor are jointly responsible for making sure that the common areas on that floor are kept in order. This also goes for the brush wash-rooms on the floor three, four and five.