Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked to provide support in any one or more of the following areas: proposal development for exhibitions, grant writing assistance, artist statement development, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, and budgeting. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally four times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition.
The benefits and impact of the program rely on participants’ enthusiasm, openness and initiative in the program and their commitment to the development of their artwork.
Acknowledging the lack of diversity in our Mentorship Program in the past, we will give special consideration to artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as artists from rural areas of Nova Scotia.
View the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility click here. For more information on the program including past participants please visit:
The deadline for applications is Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5pm.
Are you an emerging artist who wants some help achieving your goals? Are you an established or mid-career artist who wants to be a mentor? Come to a free, short info session!
Mentorship Program Information Session
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm
If you live outside HRM please contact us to arrange a Skype info session.
By investing intensely in a few dedicated individuals each year, the Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength and sustainability of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.
For questions, please contact: