Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

The award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, the award carries a cash value of $10,000. The recipient is required to apply the award to continuing the integration of arts and culture within the community.

Contact
Peter Kirby
peter.kirby@novascotia.ca
(902) 424-3422 t
(902) 424-0710 f

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/community-arts-and-culture

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Established Artist Recognition Awards

The awards are presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to five artists considered to be in mid-career. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, each award carries a cash value of $5,000.

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/established-artist-recognition

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Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals

The program supports the creation of new works by professional artists in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media and performing arts. It also promotes a broad understanding and appreciation of art and artists through professional development, creation and presentation of work. Individual artists may submit one application per grant per deadline. To encourage equitable distribution of funds, artists can only receive one Creation Grant in a 12-month period.

Enrique Ferreol
Enrique.Ferreol@novascotia.ca
(902) 424-3422 t
(902) 424-0710 f

http://www.artsns.ca/grants-awards/grants/grants-individuals

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NSCCH Industry Growth Program

The program offers support for projects related to export development. Nova Scotia’s cultural products attract local, national and international interest with significant potential for growth. To encourage that growth, the program invests in activities such as: participation in trade shows and showcases, marketing initiatives to attract new clients to Nova Scotia, touring to sell in new markets, and bringing new buyers to the province.

Examples of supported activities include:

  • participation in sector-related trade shows and showcases
  • marketing initiatives to attract new out-of-province clients
  • touring with the intent to sell product in new markets
  • bringing sector-recognized buyers to Nova Scotia.

Contact
Susan Jeffries
jeffrisl@gov.ns.ca
(902) 424-2873 t
(902) 424-0710 f

1741 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada   B3J 2R5

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/industry-growth-program

 

 

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Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Nomination Deadline

First presented in 2006, this $25,000 annual award looks to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in all creative media and to highlight works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement.

We encourage artists of all genres, nominators, members of the press and most importantly, the general public, to explore this website to learn more about the award, past finalists and the current award season.

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PAINTS Artist Application Deadline

PAINTS (Professional Artists In The Schools) is a program of Visual Arts Nova Scotia that helps schools bring professional visual artists into their classrooms.  There are more than 60 artists that are part of PAINTS living and working in every part of Nova Scotia.  Projects can range from 3 hours to 12 hours, and can involve artists working in every imaginable discipline.

For more information about applying as an artist visit:

http://www.paintsns.ca/start_art.html

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Project Grants to Visual Artists

The Project Grants to Visual Artists program supports professional visual artists and collaborations who contribute to contemporary visual arts. Grants cover artists’ subsistence costs as well as the direct expenses for a period of independent research, creation, and/or production of artworks for public exhibitions in Canada and abroad.

Further Information

Michel Gaboury or Pao Quang Yeh
Program Officers
Visual Arts Section

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265 or 5094

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Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals – NEW DEADLINE

The program supports the creation of new works by professional artists in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media and performing arts. It also promotes a broad understanding and appreciation of art and artists through professional development, creation and presentation of work. Individual artists may submit one application per grant per deadline. To encourage equitable distribution of funds, artists can only receive one Creation Grant in a 12-month period.

Enrique Ferreol
Enrique.Ferreol@novascotia.ca

(902) 424-6472 t
(902) 424-0710f

http://www.artsns.ca/grants-awards/grants/grants-individuals

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PAINTS Schools and Teachers Deadline

PAINTS (Professional Artists In The Schools) is a program of Visual Arts Nova Scotia that helps schools bring professional visual artists into their classrooms.  There are more than 60 artists that are part of PAINTS living and working in every part of Nova Scotia.  Projects can range from 3 hours to 12 hours, and can involve artists working in every imaginable discipline.

For more information about applying as a school or teacher visit http://www.paintsns.ca/getting-started-schools-and-teachers.

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Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

The award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, the award carries a cash value of $10,000. The recipient is required to apply the award to continuing the integration of arts and culture within the community.

Contact
Peter Kirby
peter.kirby@novascotia.ca
(902) 424-3422 t
(902) 424-0710 f

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/community-arts-and-culture

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Established Artist Recognition Awards

The awards are presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to five artists considered to be in mid-career. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, each award carries a cash value of $5,000.

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/established-artist-recognition

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Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals

The program supports the creation of new works by professional artists in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media and performing arts. It also promotes a broad understanding and appreciation of art and artists through professional development, creation and presentation of work. Individual artists may submit one application per grant per deadline. To encourage equitable distribution of funds, artists can only receive one Creation Grant in a 12-month period.

Enrique Ferreol
Enrique.Ferreol@novascotia.ca
(902) 424-3422 t
(902) 424-0710 f

http://www.artsns.ca/grants-awards/grants/grants-individuals

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NSCCH Industry Growth Program

The program offers support for projects related to export development. Nova Scotia’s cultural products attract local, national and international interest with significant potential for growth. To encourage that growth, the program invests in activities such as: participation in trade shows and showcases, marketing initiatives to attract new clients to Nova Scotia, touring to sell in new markets, and bringing new buyers to the province.

Examples of supported activities include:

  • participation in sector-related trade shows and showcases
  • marketing initiatives to attract new out-of-province clients
  • touring with the intent to sell product in new markets
  • bringing sector-recognized buyers to Nova Scotia.

Contact
Susan Jeffries
jeffrisl@gov.ns.ca
(902) 424-2873 t
(902) 424-0710 f

1741 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada   B3J 2R5

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/industry-growth-program

 

 

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Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Nomination Deadline

First presented in 2006, this $25,000 annual award looks to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in all creative media and to highlight works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement.

We encourage artists of all genres, nominators, members of the press and most importantly, the general public, to explore this website to learn more about the award, past finalists and the current award season.

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PAINTS Artist Application Deadline

PAINTS (Professional Artists In The Schools) is a program of Visual Arts Nova Scotia that helps schools bring professional visual artists into their classrooms.  There are more than 60 artists that are part of PAINTS living and working in every part of Nova Scotia.  Projects can range from 3 hours to 12 hours, and can involve artists working in every imaginable discipline.

For more information about applying as an artist visit:

http://www.paintsns.ca/start_art.html

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Project Grants to Visual Artists

The Project Grants to Visual Artists program supports professional visual artists and collaborations who contribute to contemporary visual arts. Grants cover artists’ subsistence costs as well as the direct expenses for a period of independent research, creation, and/or production of artworks for public exhibitions in Canada and abroad.

Further Information

Michel Gaboury or Pao Quang Yeh
Program Officers
Visual Arts Section

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265 or 5094

Leave a comment

Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals – NEW DEADLINE

The program supports the creation of new works by professional artists in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media and performing arts. It also promotes a broad understanding and appreciation of art and artists through professional development, creation and presentation of work. Individual artists may submit one application per grant per deadline. To encourage equitable distribution of funds, artists can only receive one Creation Grant in a 12-month period.

Enrique Ferreol
Enrique.Ferreol@novascotia.ca

(902) 424-6472 t
(902) 424-0710f

http://www.artsns.ca/grants-awards/grants/grants-individuals

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PAINTS Schools and Teachers Deadline

PAINTS (Professional Artists In The Schools) is a program of Visual Arts Nova Scotia that helps schools bring professional visual artists into their classrooms.  There are more than 60 artists that are part of PAINTS living and working in every part of Nova Scotia.  Projects can range from 3 hours to 12 hours, and can involve artists working in every imaginable discipline.

For more information about applying as a school or teacher visit http://www.paintsns.ca/getting-started-schools-and-teachers.

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Mentorship Program Application Deadline

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, and budgeting. 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.

Application deadline is July 14th at 5pm.

For more information please visit: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program/

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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 Bar + Projects. Through mixed media paintings and drawings, Lee explores the space between states of being, cultures, histories, identities, representation and abstraction as a result of contemporary global life. Taking place Friday, June 14 at 6pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series.

JJ Lee, Enjoy, mixed media on watercolour, 60” x 60”, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

JJ Lee’s work explores the intersection of Chinese and Canadian cultures by appropriating images from a variety of sources. Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Lee received her BFA from NSCAD in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting in Vancouver and across Canada, Lee pursued her MFA from York University, Toronto (1999).  Lee has been featured in The Globe and Mail and ELLE Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. Her work is in the collection of both private and public institutions such as RBC, York University and the Canada Council Art Bank. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She is Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation in the Faculty of Art Drawing and Painting program at OCAD University in Toronto.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations.

For more information please contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca
902-423-4694

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“Celebrate!!!” – Marla Benton

South Shore artist Marla Benton shows a body of work inspired by her young daughter who started celebrating everything and anything, all the time. Benton described these celebrations as “a beautiful ritual to take on as an adult”. She started to look at life with a twist of a little girl’s perspective then began making ceramic cupcakes, which lead to cake slices and then to full cakes, without forgetting stands, platters and trays to accompany. Celebrate!!! is a charming, touchable collection of Marla Benton’s ceramic treats. It runs from July 6 – 27 in the Corridor Gallery.

Marla Benton, “White Chocolate Caramel Cake”, clay, wax candles, hidden chocolates, 8” x 8” x 9”, 2016

About the medium and the work on view, Benton explains:
Clay is an art form that allows for function and sculpture to mix or be completely separate.  My style varies from project to project, depending on context and purpose; pushing the boundaries of sensibility leads me from pure function, to functional decoration, to pieces that are purely decorative.  I see my work in the middle of the world of art and the world of craft.  Not wanting to commit to either one completely, either set of standards, or their theories, I consider myself a combination of the two.

Within my work, the different concepts of scale, ergonomics, gravity, graphic texture, theories of art and craft, travel and a child’s perspective all play important roles in the form, surface design and placement of my work.  The cupcakes, cake slices and cakes are all sculptures with a small functional aspect to them. The cupcakes and slices hold candles which you can light, blow out and use over and over again. The full cakes lift up and have a small storage container under them.

When people see and handle my pieces in Celebrate!!!, I want them to love the feel of the clay and glazes, admire the beauty in the forms themselves and think about what they could celebrate in their lives. I encourage celebrating people, friends, events, dates and love.

Marla Benton is a clay artist. Through all her experiences, she has been exposed to many different materials.  She found that clay was a perfect fit for her as she loves to be practical and fanciful at the same time.  Benton earned her education through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA) and Nipissing University (BED).  As an artist she has exhibited her work nationally, across the country from coast to coast and internationally, reaching such unique destinations as Nuuk, Greenland.  Her work has been published in the USA in American Craft and within Canada, in Studio Magazine, the Canmore Leader, Yukon Arts Magazine to the Chronicle Herald.  Benton has over 15 years of teaching experience and is presently an Art Instructor at the Chester Art Centre and the Lunenburg School of the Arts, while she continues her own studio work in Mahone Bay.

To see some of her work, please check out her website and Instagram page:
www.marlabenton.com
www.instagram.com/marla.benton/

Marla Benton, “Chocolate Slice”, clay, wax candle, 6.5” x 5” x 6.5”, 2016

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication.

High resolution image for press available via Dropbox.

For further information regarding the exhibition please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca

 

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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. Emerging artists in this year’s program present new work on view at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth June 29 – July 23. Learn more about the artists and their work.

Opening: Wednesday, June 28, 7 – 9pm
Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 15, 2pm
Exhibition runs from June 29 – July 23, 2017

Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. As a secondary outcome, the program offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit: www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.

The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, Boorman Consulting Inc, Business for the Arts, and The Craig Gallery.

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Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

The award is presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture in community life. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, the award carries a cash value of $10,000. The recipient is required to apply the award to continuing the integration of arts and culture within the community.

Contact
Peter Kirby
peter.kirby@novascotia.ca
(902) 424-3422 t
(902) 424-0710 f

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/community-arts-and-culture

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Established Artist Recognition Awards

The awards are presented annually by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council to five artists considered to be in mid-career. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, each award carries a cash value of $5,000.

http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/established-artist-recognition

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