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

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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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Art Talks Gallery Tour

Join Visual Arts News for ART TALKS free bus tour of K’jipuktuk/ Halifax galleries featuring talks with indigenous artists and curators: Carrie Allison, Aiden Gillis, Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfeld & Wanda Nanibush! This event is in partnership with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe’kl International Gathering & Nocturne: Art at NightNomadic Reciprocity.

Departing from the Halifax Central Library on Friday, October 12 at 5pm, the tour will visit the Treaty Space Gallery, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s Art Gallery and a very special secret stop. Followed by the launch of the Fall issue of Visual Arts News: UNKNOWN LANDS. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET HERE.

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“Emotive Landscapes” by Kate Ward

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, Kate Ward shows her watercolour studies inspired by a month long residency at SIM in Iceland. Her immersive experience in the raw landscapes inspired Ward to recreate the sublime grandeur of nature and dynamic skies. Using imagery which began as a response to her surroundings, her watercolour studies capture an emotive experience to the ever changing light on the winter landscape. Emotive Landscapes is on display at the Corridor Gallery October 3 – 30.

Kate Ward, Emotive Landscape 1, watercolour, 23 x 62 cm, 2017. Image courtesy of artist.

Of the exhibition, Ward states:
Using minimalistic lines of colour, I worked with the unpredictable fluidity of watercolours, where the paper captures marks of time as the watercolour pigment ebbs and flows across the page recording the fluidity of space and time […] reminiscent of the grand skies of Iceland. Another component of the exhibition contains objects that manipulate the physical materiality of Iceland: fleece combined with rusty wire captures the contrasts of the landscape: black and white, soft and hard, life and death.

Kate Ward is a multi-media artist and educator whose research driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Her practice engages with issues of public space and social engagement in contemporary cultures, drawing references from the geolithic, neolithic, through to modern neuroscience technologies. Kate creates ephemeral, transitory experiences and spaces in which her audience is invited to engage with, and contemplate. The artist is concerned with creating modes of exchange, questioning value by facilitating moments in which the audience must negotiate between symbolic objects when removed from familiar contexts.

Kate is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards and she is represented in national and international collections.

Kate Ward, Felt 2, Iceland wool and steel, 37 x 40 cm, 2017. Image courtesy of artist.


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.

See more of Kate Ward’s work on her website: kateward.com.au and follow her on Instagram: @kateward_design

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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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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Register for Fall Workshops!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia has announced our Fall 2018 Professional Development Workshop Series! Taking place in Sydney, Parrsboro, Wolfville and Halifax, this series covers some of the most requested topics you identified in the VANS Workshop Survey.

Join us for Grant Writing with Becka Barker (in Sydney and Halifax), Websites, Social Media, and Technology: Creating Your Brand with Stacey Cornelius (Parrsboro and Halifax) and and the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals with Laurie Dalton (Halifax and Wolfville).  These instructors really know their stuff and they are happy to pass along their knowledge to you. You can register today online here, over the phone at 866-225-8267, or even by sending us a cheque! Read the full workshop descriptions and see what works for you!

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Peer Gallery – Member Profile

The Peer Gallery artists.  Back row from left to right: Jennie Carton, Jackie Cohen, Lisa Wright, Bob Hainstock, Anne Tweed, Anke Holm, George Walford, Susan Hudson, Zalman Amit, David Pember.   Front row from left to right: Barbara Mclean, Regina Coupar, Sally Warren. Missing: Jane Whitten, Tom Ward.  Photograph by Garry Woodcock taken at the opening of the exhibit at the Chase Gallery, September 8.

Peer Gallery, is an artists’ co-operative gallery, formed January, 2001. This spring Peer Gallery is celebrating 17 years of operation. Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, the gallery exhibits the work of 14 Nova Scotia artists who have established reputations. The gallery emphasizes a complete diversity in art viewing: painting, drawing, mixed media, coloured fused glass, wood turning, printmaking and other forms of artistic expression. The province recently honoured Peer Gallery for its cultural importance to Lunenburg County.

free to experiment
The artists of the Peer Gallery Co-operative are diverse and free to experiment

  • Zalman Amit, PhD, experiments with different forms of sculptural wood work.
  • Jennie Carton, BA, creates collaged objects that combine her drawings and mixed media.
  • For Jackie Cohen, MFA, painting, collage and printmaking and illustration are her mediums.
  • Regina Coupar, PhD, is presently focused on painting geometric abstracts.
  • Bob Hainstock is a printmaker who creates multilayered mono prints. Anke Holm is a glass artist fabricating fused and moulded objects.
  • Susan Hudson, RCA, works with collage, photographic, drawing, painting and printmaking.
  • Barbara McLean, BFA – her abstracts are layers of a strong use of mark making.
  • David Pember – for his paintings he uses stainless steel or EVA board as a support for his abstracts.
  • Anne Tweed, MD, BFA, works with acrylic inks abstracts on various plastic based papers.
  • Tom Ward, BFA, creates realistic water colours, images in a minimal palette.
  • Sally Warren AOCA, is a printmaker who combines her drawing using unique materials.
  • Jane Whitten, BA., Med., is a  contemporary basket weaver using found and recycled materials.
  • Lisa Wright’s paintings and colleges are non objective in the tradition of abstract expressionism.

maintaining a strong direction
Some of the challenges of running a co-operative is maintaining a strong direction for a group and also attracting and retaining artists, general financing. We rarely experience a challenge because we have monthly meetings to air any potential problems within our group of 14 artists members. There is a collegial atmosphere to share with fellow members.

The artists are featured on our gallery website, www.peer-gallery.com and they will benefit from any of the PR. for the gallery in general.  They will have a minimum of 6’ and a maximum of 9’ of linear feet of wall space, or if you a creator of 3D objects,
a comparable amount of floor space. Peer Gallery is part of the Lunenburg Art galleries map,  creating a market destination for Lunenburg. Approximately every second year a member will have an opportunity to hold a solo show in the off season, spring or fall.

a unifying force
We have been a VANS member from our beginning. VANS is the only representative in the Maritimes. We’ve held a VANS exhibit for the South shore twice. Some of us had joined the Mentorship Program while some of us have held administrative position on the board. We think that VANS is essential, especially given the fact that many artists live in rural Nova Scotia. VANS acts like a unifying force to keep us connected.

on & off the wall
Presently our focus is on our group exhibit, ON & OFF THE WALL, at the Chase gallery in Halifax this September, 2018, opening September 8 – September 27. During the off season time periods (April, May, and November, December) occasionally we’ll feature an outside exhibits such as Nova Scotia Printmakers in spring 2019.

See more work by the Peer Gallery Artists on their website: www.peer-gallery.com
Or follow Peer Gallery on Facebook or Instagram.

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Sign up for a Peer Application Review Group

It’s starting to feel like autumn so that means it’s time for another round of the Peer Application Review Groups. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help current members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists will get and give feedback by email on applications from two peers, matched based on the type of application that is being made. Previous participants have had projects funded after being a part of this program!

Participants will be given two rough draft deadlines and will be expected to send edits back to their peers the following week. To participate in a Peer Application Review Group, members can sign up on our website: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/peer-application-review-groups/ by Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This deadline may seem early, but this gives plenty of time for writing and editing before the Arts Nova Scotia deadline for Grants to Individuals on November 15.

I am endorsing wholeheartedly the Peer Review opportunity and encourage others to take part in it. It is invaluable. It really forces you take the necessary time to continue to edit an application and takes the anxiety out of it. There is some comfort in knowing it will be looked at by others and that really constructive comments will help mold your thoughts. Excellent experience. […] Very happy with results whether the work is accepted or not. It shakes the cobwebs out and will make a stronger application no matter what.
– Su Rogers, artist, VANS member and previous program participant

For more information, please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902-423-4694 / 1-866-225-8267
vans@visualarts.ns.ca
www.visualarts.ns.ca

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