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Renew your VANS Membership today!

In our 40th year, VANS celebrated by bringing more programming around the province. As 2017 winds down and you are thinking about renewing your VANS membership, here’s a look back at the last year. Perhaps you enjoyed Lewis Hyde’s lecture … Continue reading

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You’re invited to the CFNS Open House

You are invited to the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia’s holiday Open House! As a member of the Cultural Federations, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (along with Dance NS, ANSM, Craft NS, the Choral Federation, SAM, Theatre NS and the Writers’ … Continue reading

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VANS in Residence in Kings County

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County, Nova Scotia. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This month-long residency, with an … Continue reading

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Moving Forward, Looking B(l)ack: Visual Art in Nova Scotia

A panel discussion featuring women who curate, create, and activate. With Pamela Edmonds, Lucie Chan, Bria Miller, and Jade Peek. Facilitated by Sylvia Hamilton. Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00pm Halifax North Memorial Library, 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax Doors open … Continue reading

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Register for our Fall Workshop Series today!

Registration for the Fall 2017 Workshop Series is now open! This season, you can register for workshops in Halifax, Bridgewater, and Sydney. These include Documenting Your Work with Steve Farmer, Talking About Your Work: Networking in the Arts with Sarah … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2017-18 Mentorship Program Artists

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the participants of this year’s Mentorship Program. After receiving many truly excellent applications, the program will be supporting four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists. NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen … Continue reading

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PAINTS Deadlines for 2017

PAINTS brings together professional visual and fine crafts artists, educators and students all over the province. We’re always looking for more artists who interested in spending some time working with children and youth. All members of VANS or NSDCC are … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Peer Application Review Group!

Want some feedback on your next application? Get a fresh perspective with Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Peer Application Review Groups. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists will … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Workshop Survey

We are definitely still enjoying the summer, but we are starting to plan our Fall Workshop Series and for that we are asking for feedback from members and artists. Let us know what you would like to see VANS offer … Continue reading

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Visual Arts News Website Exclusives

Did you know that new articles from Visual Arts News, as well as exclusive web content like podcasts and blogs, are regularly posted to the Visual Arts News website? Even if you’re a subscriber (or a VANS member with a … Continue reading

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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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The Initial Show: VANS’ 2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Highlighting the talents of mentees Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey, the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial Show also includes work from mentors Sarah Maloney, Craig Leonard, Bryan Maycock and Andrea Dorfman. … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2017-18 Mentorship Program

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 … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting and Call for Board Members

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Fraser Cultural Centre in Tatamagouche. We have fun activities planned and 40th Anniversary events to discuss so we would love your company. We will have coffee … Continue reading

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VANS Offers Subsidized Studio Space

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the extension of our Subsidized Studio program offering our members studio space in North End Halifax. Artists can apply to rent space for 2 – 3 months from September 1, 2017 – … Continue reading

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Sign up for our Spring Workshop Series

This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Pricing, Marketing, Grant Writing, Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals and Writing for artists. Running May to June in Halifax, Dartmouth, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Antigonish, and Inverness, the series features the expertise … 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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VANS in Residence

VANS is excited to announce the artists who have been chosen for the three VANS In Residence initiatives this spring. We have both rural and urban residencies in HRM this year, involving fantastic partners. Each artist will spend their time … Continue reading

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The Public Life of the Imagination: A lecture by Lewis Hyde

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) will present a lecture by the poet, essayist, translator and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. This event will explore questions related to the value and meaning of art in contemporary life … Continue reading

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In Memory of Felicity Redgrave

On behalf of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Felicity Redgrave. Felicity was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, who will be remembered as a passionate maker and educator … Continue reading

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WORK IT! WORK IT! A Boot Camp for Artists

Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, we have to cancel WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists. We hope to reschedule in the spring but we don’t have new dates at this time. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership … Continue reading

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Studio Sessions Webinars Return!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia announces the return of Studio Sessions, the webinar series for artists, which debuted last winter. Starting on Wednesday, February 15, at 6pm AT, this three-part online workshop series will focus on professional development for artists in … Continue reading

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VANS in Residence Deadline Extended

We’ve extended the deadline for artists to apply for each of the three residencies taking place this winter and spring. These residencies balance the artists’ own work with community engagement in three communities. Check it out! Visual Arts Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Join our 40 for 40 Campaign!

VANS is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and we will focus on creating more accessible and engaging programming across the province! If you want to support VANS programs such as the Professional Artists in the Schools (PAINTS) program, the … Continue reading

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