2020 Midrealm Kingdom A&S Faire Tutorial

Greetings!

After some amazing work over the weekend from our A&S Portal Programmer Extraordinaire, THL Brighid of Red Spears, we have figured out the best way to have entries enrolled for Kingdom A&S. We could have moved all entries over to Kingdom in one go, but that would have meant losing all of the score sheets from South Oaken and Midlands A&S Faires.

Here are instructions on moving your entries to the Kingdom A&S Faire.

  1. Log into your account and from your home screen select “Manage Your Entries”

2. From here follow the instructions for either Entries that have already been judged (3) or Entries that have not been judged (4).

3. For Entries that have already been judged at a Regional A&S Faire.

  • You will see a screen like this, with a list of your past entries.
  • Select “Promote to Kingdom”
  • The Fair information will change to “2020 Kingdom A&S Faire”
  • Please do NOT select “Promote to Kingdom” a second time.
  • Do this for each judged entry you are taking to Kingdom A&S.

4. For Entries that have NOT been judged at a Regional A&S Faire.

  • Your screen will look like this. Select “Edit”
  • Select 2020 Kingdom A&S Faire from the drop down box and then Select “Update Entry”.
  • Do this for each non-judged entry you are taking to Kingdom A&S.

5. Your entries are now registered for the Kingdom A&S Faire!

For those that may have been hoping to get documentation feedback at their Regional Faire, please reach out to your Regional MOAS for assistance, they are looking forward to helping you! 🙂

Many thanks to everyone that has assisted in these decisions and in making this work for the Kingdom!

Regional MOASs
North Oaken – Master Milesent Vibert northoaken.moas@midrealm.org
South Oaken – THL Honor von Atzinger southoaken.moas@midrealm.org
Pentamere – THL Fujinami no Kaede pentamere.moas@midrealm.org
Constellation – THL Brynn Herleifsson contellation.moas@midrealm.org
Midlands – THL Mwynwen (Strawberrie) midlands.moas@midrealm.org

In Service,
Maestra Sarai Tindall Sogliano
kmoas@midrealm.org | https://www.midrealm.org/moas/

2020 Midrealm A&S Faires

Greetings to the Artisans of the Midrealm!

As I’m sure most are aware, the recent viral outbreak has cost us two of our Regional A&S Faires. With great sadness, I, in consultation with the Constellation MOAS and the Crown, have decided to cancel the Constellation A&S Faire, April 18.

Rather than see the regional system become arbitrary, ALL entries which have been entered at Midlands and South Oaken are deemed to qualify for the Kingdom A&S Faire, May 23. In addition, if you intended to enter at one of the other three Faires, you may instead register directly for Kingdom.

If you have entered a project in ANY regional Faire this year, you have been automatically entered in Kingdom. This includes regionals that have been since canceled. If you do not wish to enter at Kingdom, please let your Regional MOAS know as soon as possible so that we can remove your entry. Currently, entrants do not have the ability to remove their own entries. 🙂

For those that may have been hoping to get documentation feedback at their Regional Faire, please reach out to your Regional MOAS for assistance, they are looking forward to helping you! 🙂

Many thanks to everyone that has assisted in these decisions and in making this work for the Kingdom!

Regional MOASs
North Oaken – Master Milesent Vibert northoaken.moas@midrealm.org 
South Oaken – THL Honor von Atzinger southoaken.moas@midrealm.org 
Pentamere – THL Fujinami no Kaede pentamere.moas@midrealm.org
Constellation – THL Brynn Herleifsson contellation.moas@midrealm.org
Midlands – THL Mwynwen (Strawberrie) midlands.moas@midrealm.org

In Service,

Maestra Sarai Tindall Sogliano
kmoas@midrealm.org | https://www.midrealm.org/moas/

KMOAS – March Letter in The Pale

Greetings!

As your new Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, I am excited to be stepping into this role!
A little bit about me: I have been working in various roles within the A&S Faire system for the past eight years, as well as participating in various arts and sciences competitions and faires around the known world. I was recognized by Their Majesties Seto and Ynes as a member of the Order of the Laurel for my work and research in 14th-century clothing. I love to make clothes and patterns and to help people learn more about clothing and textiles from the Middle Ages. 

I am looking forward to this coming A&S Faire season and getting to see everyone’s entries! 

Additionally, the Constellation Regional MOAS position will be coming available this summer, please check out the job posting on the Kingdom Jobs page.

Maestra Sarai Tindall Sogliano
kmoas@midrealm.org
Midrealm KMOAS


KMOAS Letter in the Pale – April 2019

To populace of the Middle Kingdom,

The primary duty of the Minister of Arts and Sciences is to promote the arts and sciences in their groups and track activities so as to assure that we can report them to IRS.  This helps us maintain our qualification as a not-for-profit, educational 501(c)(3) corporation. To enable a more thorough approach, we are introducing a fillable, online form. This vital piece of after-action report is for all arts-related events: those done at meetings, events and workshops.

This form is available to anyone with access to the Midrealm website. Thus, anyone can add to the form identified as A&S Activity Tracking.  A local Minister of Arts and Sciences (or a Seneschal if there isn’t one) will review the reported information quarterly and certify it as part of their quarterly report. Baronal and regional MoAS Minister of Arts and Science will add information at their levels, NOT summarize. Hurrah for less reporting!

Keeping the activity logs on the Kingdom Website will provide continuity in record keeping and quick access in the case of an audit. I believe this will give us a better overall view of our strengths and educational mission. I also think it will have myriad of other uses. Every activity in SCA encourages us to learn, think and make things to further our mission of education and recreation pre 17th century culture.  Hopefully, this new structure will allow us to capture all the ways we learn, explore and share together.

All activities entered into the new A&S Activity Tracking form will be identified as one of the following seven activity types. Each of these types defined our activities as educational methods used to research and re-creation pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture. The participation of our membership will fulfill our not-for-profit education status for the IRS.

  • Education activities are where we teach and learn such as classes or RUM.
  • Doing activities are when we are practicing and creating. Examples are dancing practice, choir practice and workshops.
  • Interest Group are activities where we build on and share each other’s ideas and information about specific more focus activity then pre seventeenth century cultures. Examples are subjects such as cooking, bardic, 14th century or Norse at collegiums or Knowne World events,
  • Competition activities are where we seek to improve by testing. Examples likes Arts and Science Fair, Golden Seamstress, Queen Laurel Prize Tourney and A Distant Mirror.
  • Feedback activities are to help us evaluate how we are doing. An example is Laurel Tournament of Arts.
  •  Research activities are finding out and then sharing what we found out with others. This sharing can be done by publishing or teaching or talks.
  • Display Activities are less formalized sharing of information and objects of information of both our own work and others. For example, this includes courts, demonstrations, Craftsperson Faires and museum visits.

These activities are identified by self-reporting and self-evaluating and must be done in a group to foster our educational mission. Activities done as individuals don’t meet this goal and so must be shared if they are to achieve our educational mission and be tracked on the Activity Log. The Activity log will be available by March 15 for everyone.

Arts and Sciences are for sharing,

Mistress Una Wynnifreed Berry