Category Archives: Discussion

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En Route Artist Talk – JJ Lee

JJ Lee artist talk in Halifax Art Bar + Projects Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6pm Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to present an artist talk by visiting artist JJ Lee, in collaboration with Anna Leonowens Art Gallery Art … Continue reading

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En Route Artist Talk Series

Visual Arts Nova Scotia announces the return of the En Route Artist Talk Series bringing national and international visiting artists to different areas of the province this Spring and Summer. VANS presents artist talks starting with Gráinne McHugh in Wolfville, … Continue reading

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PODCAST – The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts

In May 2016 Visual Arts Nova Scotia presented The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts, in partnership with the Lunenburg School of the Arts. This two day symposium explored more in-depth ideas and issues around mentorship, including the rise of … Continue reading

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AGM Agenda 2016

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016 5:00PM CULTURAL FEDERATIONS OF NS, 1113 MARGINAL RD., HALIFAX, NS AGENDA Call to Order Welcoming remarks and introductions Approval of the agenda Approval of the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting President’s … Continue reading

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The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts

May 27th – 29th, 2016 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia To mark the 10th anniversary of our Mentorship Program VANS is excited to announce The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts, in partnership with the Lunenburg School of the Arts.  Symposium sessions … Continue reading

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CALL FOR INPUT – FALL 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES

As part of our mandate, Visual Arts Nova Scotia offers professional development workshops to artists around the province. These workshops discuss interrelationships of topics across commercial and public sectors and in relation to the self-employed artist’s creative practice. Let us … Continue reading

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2 Year Anniversary of Nova Scotia’s 5 Point Plan on Arts and Culture

The following is a press release issued by Leonard Preyra, the NDP Minister of Communities Culture and Heritage updating members of the cultural community on Nova Scotia’s 5 Point Plan on Arts and Culture. Let us know what you think … Continue reading

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Public Engagement in the Arts – CC Discussion Paper

The following is taken from the Canada Council’s website: Public engagement in the arts is a theme of the Canada Council’s 2011-16 Strategic Plan. On October 16, 2012, the Council released a discussion paper on the subject an overview of … Continue reading

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Growing the Creative Economy – NS Legislation

The following is a press release issued by Film Nova Scotia/Economic and Rural Development and Tourism/Communities, Culture and Heritage on November 30, 2012: Nova Scotia’s creative businesses will expand into new markets, create more jobs, and build stronger cultural communities … Continue reading

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Status of the Artist Legislation for Nova Scotia

The following is published from the July edition of Culture News published by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage: In May, Nova Scotia’s Status of the Artist legislation was adopted, defining the term “professional artist” in Nova … Continue reading

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Online Crowdfunding

Recently cultural organizations such as Nocturne, the Centre for Art Tapes, Fuller Lectures etc. begin “Crowdfunding” Campaigns to fund raise in support of their artistic endeavors. Below is some information on popular online crowdfunding tools. Let us know what you think about … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Free … Take a Contemporary Canadian Art Trip with Visual Arts Nova Scotia to Oh, Canada at Mass MoCA

Please note the below package offer is no longer available. image courtesy of Mass MoCA Halifax, NS., March 5, 2012 – Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is excited to offer a one-of-a-kind travel package – the Oh (VANS) Trip! – … Continue reading

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia hosts talk about Creative Occupations

November 10, 2011 – To close Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s (VANS) Fall 2011 workshop series, VANS invites you to a free, public talk with Max Haiven titled Creative Occupations: Art, Creative Labour, and the Occupy Movement on Tuesday, November 29th … Continue reading

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VANS supports the Artist Resale Right (ARR) proposed by CARFAC-RAAV

Alongside many arts organizations nationally, who advocate on behalf of the arts and artists, Visual Arts Nova Scotia is among them to endorse the inclusion of Artist Resale Right in changes to the Copyright Act through Bill C-32. With rigor, … Continue reading

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