This site contains information on Arts & Sciences in the Kingdom of Lochac, part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Information on these pages sets out the procedures and policies for A&S in Lochac, including Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competitions and the roles of local Arts & Sciences officers, as well as Guidelines for creation and operation of Guilds, and Combat Displays.
It is also a site that seeks to celebrate the Arts and Sciences in Lochac, and the efforts of the members of the Kingdom in this space. Subscribe to our blog to see photos of recent A&S events, competitions entries, as well as notification of competition winners and upcoming categories.
Kingdom Minister and Deputies
The following roles co-ordinate A&S efforts and projects in Lochac
Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (KMoAS)
The Kingdom Minister is responsible for ensuring that Kingdom Law as it pertains to A&S responsibilities is followed. Primary responsibilities include appointing local A&S officers, co-ordinating quarterly reports and ensuring Kingdom Competitions are held. Other responsibilities may include promotion of the arts and sciences across Lochac, respresentation of the needs of the A&S community to the Crown.
Current Office holder: Mistress Clara van der Maes, OL
Deputies are appointed by the Kingdom Minister to suit the needs of the Kingdom and the individual office holder. They are not proscribed in law. Deputies may serve for the term of the KMoAS, or longer where necessary. Ideally no deputy serves for longer than 3 or 4 years.
The Deputy for Guilds oversees the administration and reporting for the various Guilds in Lochac, as well as acting an advisor or mediator if necessary. They are available to answer practical questions on the creation of a new guild. The Deputy for Guilds should ideally have served as a Guild master or mistress of a Guild of Lochac.
Current Office holder: Master Rurik Farsekr, OL
The competition co-ordination deputy ensures that Kingdom competitions are run smoothly.
Current Office holder: Juliana de Northwood
The Cockatrice Editor is responsible for co-ordinating the production and publication of the Kingdom’s quarterly A&S magazine.
Current Office holder: Elisabetta Foscari
The Deputy-Sciences is responsible for promoting the Sciences aspect of ‘Arts and Sciences’. This role is new, and thus the needs of the role are still beign clearly described.
Current Office holder: Vacant
The Laurel Liaison is a member of the Order of the Laurel who agrees to work with the KMoAS to co-ordinate any work that needs input from the Laurel Council. This includes competition categories and judging, and any issues that are raised through the Order, or through group A&S reports.
Current Office holder: Vacant, as KMoAS is a member of the Order