Call for Applications: Mentorship Program – 10th Anniversary

greekVisual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 10th annual call for applications for our Mentorship Program.

As part of the tenth anniversary of the program, we strongly encourage applications from emerging and established artists living in rural Nova Scotia communities to participate in this year’s program.

The VANS 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, budgeting etc. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally three times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition.

Sera Senakovicz, image:  Zosienka Patron Saint of Lost Causes, Silkscreen, 22”x30” 2014

Sera Senakovicz, image: Zosienka Patron Saint of Lost Causes, Silkscreen, 22”x30” 2014

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.

View the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility: For more information on the program including past participants, and FAQs when applying, please visit:

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2015 at 5pm.

Upcoming Program Information Sessions:

Annapolis Royal: 1pm, Saturday July 4, ARCAC & ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George St.

Lunenburg: 5pm, Saturday July 4, Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street.

Truro: 1pm, Thursday July 9, MMF Gallery at the Marigold Centre, 605 Prince St.

Antigonish: 5pm, Thursday July 9, The People’s Place: Antigonish Town and County Library, 283 Main St.

By investing intensely in a few dedicated individuals each year, the VANS Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength and sustainability of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is located inside the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office at 1113 Marginal Road across from the NSCAD Port Campus at the Halifax Seaport.

For questions, please contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881

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