Announcing the 2014-15 Mentorship Program Participants

Left to Right: Kate Walchuk, FIELDTRIPPING #1: Happy Face Museum, Dartmouth, 2013; Angela Glanzmann, Bodies & Bodies & Bodies, video still, 2014; Stephanie Yee, Waiting for You, video still of performance, 2011

Left to Right: Kate Walchuk, FIELDTRIPPING #1: Happy Face Museum, Dartmouth, 2013; Angela Glanzmann, Bodies & Bodies & Bodies, video still, 2014; Stephanie Yee, Waiting for You, video still of performance, 2011

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to officially announce the participants of the 2014-15 VANS Mentorship Program. Emerging artists Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk and Stephanie Yee have been individually paired with established artists and mentors: Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster and Wilma Needham.

Emerging artists in this year’s program use performance, video, and souvenir plates to consider loneliness, relationship building and the intersection of art and kitsch. The 10-month mentorship program supports the artistic and professional ambitions of emerging artists in Nova Scotia by providing access to the skills and experience of established artist mentors. Learn more about the participants on our website: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/2014-15-mentorship-program/.

Nova Scotian artists are selected by a peer assessment committee based on individual proposals and program criteria; emerging artists are evaluated on their dedication to their art practice, their independent studio practice outside of formal training environments, and their ability and willingness to engage in critical discussion about their practice. Based upon the selected apprentices, the committee solicits interest from qualified mentors who possess the skills to facilitate the development of the emerging artist’s practice.

By investing intensely in a few emerging artists each year for the last 8 years, the VANS Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength, sustainability and vibrancy of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.

VANS gratefully acknowledges supporters of the Mentorship Program: thank you to the Robert Pope Foundation, Jack and Joan Craig, and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage .

For additional information about the VANS Mentorship Program, please visit http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program or contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan
Program Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4694
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

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