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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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Space left in Halifax Workshops

There are still a couple of slots available for upcoming workshops in Halifax! Documenting your Work with Steve Farmer on November 16th has room for 2 more and Taxes for Artists with Nora Macnee on November 19th can take three … Continue reading

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PAINTS Info Sessions for Artists

PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie is hosting a free info session at VANS after the Taxes for Artists workshop. You can come just for the info session, or sign up for the workshop too! Questions? Contact Andrea at 902 423-4694 or … Continue reading

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Fall Workshops in Lunenburg, Sydney and Halifax

VANS Professional Development Workshop Series takes place in Sydney, Lunenburg and Halifax this year. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our workshop in Wolfville due to low registration but we really want to run all the rest of these workshops (especially … Continue reading

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Send us your Studio Selfies!

To launch the 40th anniversary of Visual Arts Nova Scotia in 2017, we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of the artists living and working in this province. To any visual artist living in NS, a VANS member … Continue reading

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Vote ARTS on October 15: A NS Municipal Elections Primer

Show your support for the Arts. Use this #ArtsVote avatar on your social media accounts (Right Click -> Save As -> Upload to Facebook etc). Meet your local candidates. Attend forums and debates. Send an email or letter. Answer the … Continue reading

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Sign up for Fall 2016 Workshops!

This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Taxes, Marketing, Grant Proposals, Art Festival Proposals, Documenting Your Work and Writing for artists. Running October to November in Halifax, Wolfville, Lunenburg and Sydney, the series features the expertise of instructors … 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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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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Take the Fall Workshop Survey!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia offers professional development workshops to artists across the province based on feedback from members and artists. These workshops focus on professional development in support of the artist’s creative practice across commercial and public sectors. Let us … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals – Professional Development Workshops

Call for Proposals Professional Development Workshop Proposals Application Deadline: August 29, 2016 As part of our mandate, Visual Arts Nova Scotia offers professional development workshops to its members and artists around the province. These workshops discuss topics related to the … Continue reading

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NSCAD University and VANS Research Internship Opportunity

VANS is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017 and as part of the year of celebration we will be publishing a special edition of Visual Arts News magazine.  In partnership with NSCAD there are two NSCAD student research internship positions … 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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VANS Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held at the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia Main Space (Atrium) on Wednesday, June 15th at 5pm. Please read over the AGM Agenda. Join the board, staff and artists and earn all about VANS’ activities over … Continue reading

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Sign up for Spring Workshops!

VANS Spring 2016 professional development workshop series for artists will feature topics including Grant Writing, Pricing Your Work, Making Time to Make Art, Documenting Your Work, and Estate Planning for Artists. Running May to June in Halifax, Annapolis Royal and … 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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Open Grants to Galleries or Groups Accepting Applications until April 1st at 5pm

VANS invites current gallery and group members to apply for our Open Grants program, which serves to encourage exhibition activities across the province. We have made some changes to the program this year, so please read them carefully before applying. … Continue reading

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Become a member today!

You can become a VANS member or renew your membership easily online.  Membership has its perks. Just click on the Membership button on the homepage to read more about it.

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Peer Application Review Groups

Get a fresh perspective on your next application 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 receive and offer … Continue reading

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VANS Launches New Professional Development Webinar Series

Studio Sessions Webinar Series to Launch February 24 Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to announce the launch of Studio Sessions, a new Webinar Series for artists. This three-part online workshop series focusing on professional development for artists in the … Continue reading

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PAINTS deadline January 30th

The next PAINTS Deadline for schools to apply is coming up January 30th, and since that falls on the weekend, you get until Monday, February 1st to submit your application! All schools with students in grade Primary to 12 are … Continue reading

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Membership Reminder

You can become a VANS member or renew your membership online without logging in to the website.  Membership has its perks. Just click on the Membership button on the homepage to read more about it.  

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VANS Holiday Office Closure

The Visual Arts Nova Scotia office will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 21, 2015 until Monday, January 4, 2016.

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