Category Archives: Mentorship Program

VANS Mentorship Program Receives Protégé Award

At the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Susan Gibson Garvey was awarded the Portia White Prize, which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in … Continue reading

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2017-18 Mentorship Program

Mentees: NAT chantel NAT chantel is an African Nova Scotian emerging artist in multimedia, textiles and sculpture. Collections of written language influence and direct her to recount historical experiences of oppression, silence, and marginalization, that draw into question the narratives … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2016-17 Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to officially announce the participants of this year’s VANS Mentorship Program. After receiving a many excellent applications, the program will be supporting four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists. Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Kate Grey … Continue reading

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“How We Are Talking” 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

How We Are Talking is at The Craig Gallery, June 30 – August 7. Opening: Wednesday, June 29, 7 – 9 pm Artist Panel: Saturday, August 6, 1 pm Highlighting the talents of mentees Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2016/17 Mentorship 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 … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Mentorship Program – 10th Anniversary

Visual 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 … Continue reading

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2013-14 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Emerging artists in this year’s program present work questioning notions of time and space, definitions of femininity, and the relationship between human mark making and architecture. On view at the Craig Gallery June 25 – July 26. Continue reading

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Call for Applications: VANS Mentorship Program 2014-15

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 9th annual call for applications for the VANS Mentorship Program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Continue reading

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Artist Talks by Mentorship Program participants Judy Arsenault, Christine Waugh, and Wes Johnston at Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present, in collaboration with Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, artist talks by emerging Nova Scotian artists: Judy Arsenault, Wes Johnston, and Christine Waugh of the VANS Mentorship Program.  Please join us … Continue reading

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James MacSwain wins Portia White Prize and selects VANS Mentorship Program as secondary recipient

October 31, 2011 – On Friday, October 28th at the sixth annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, hosted at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) member and artist, James MacSwain won the Portia White … Continue reading

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