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.

Leave a comment

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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“People of Parrsboro” by kimmerT

This exhibition is a series of portraits of the people that artist kimmerT met while on residency in Parrsboro in September 2017. The first in the series were completed during the residency and are a study of realism and abstract realism. These are followed by studio works that start with a painting freely created without any visual guides, which became the style for the rest of the series of portraits. People of Parrsboro is in the Corridor Gallery until February 27.

Woman in Blue, Acrylic on canvas, 16” x 20”, 2017

Of the work, the artist states:
During my time as Artist-in-Residence in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia I had the opportunity to interact with locals and tourists. The gallery space was located on the main street, and my door was open to the public. Those that had time stayed and discussed painting and life philosophy. It was a wonderful experience and I met some wonderful people. I was inspired to capture Parrsboro through its people, and a series of portraits. I started with a few realistic paintings and moved onto a more abstract/realism style.

At the age of 5, kimmerT’s family moved from a small fishing village in rural Nova Scotia to Halifax. She grew up as a city kid, graduated high school and studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. kimmerT is a drifter who has spent 22 years traveling and living throughout Canada before settling back home in a small community by the ocean. As an artist, she is about having the courage to be true to herself, studying, and embracing personal and intellectual growth.

Look Within, Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30”, 2017

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 more works please visit her website kimmert.ca or her e-studio.

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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New Webinar Series on Grant Writing Essentials

UPDATE: Studio Sessions webinar series is sold out!

Studio Sessions Webinars return this winter! Starting on Wednesday, February 21, at 6pm AT, this three-part online workshop series will focus on grant writing essentials for artists. Each one hour session will be taught by grant writing consultant, interdisciplinary/media artist, and NSCAD University instructor Becka Barker. Sessions will allow artists from across the country to learn about tools for leveraging opportunities, effective methods for drafting proposals, and writing essentials– all from the comfort of their own home or studio.

This webinar series is designed to give artists practical help for creating successful applications and proposals to support artistic creation, exhibition, research, and professional development. Artists will be expected to draw on their creative and critical skills as they learn how to assess opportunities for support, respond effectively to funding criteria (while maintaining their artistic voice), and draft clear texts that accurately convey the artist’s ideas, needs, and hopes.

Individual webinars will be available to VANS members for $18, and $28 for non-members. Members can register for all three webinars at a cost of $45, and non-members can register for all three at a cost of $75. For more info or to register please visit our Workshops page.

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Visual Arts News magazine’s new look!

As you may have noticed, there have been some big changes at Visual Arts News magazine! First, there was the move to a perfect bind, which meant 12 additional pages filled with great artists each issue. Then, the Visual Arts News website was completely redesigned and is now much easier to navigate and a great place to find more exclusive online content, including podcasts!

The Spring 2018 issue of Visual Arts News magazine is out and it’s pretty great (if we do say so ourselves). In this issue artist Mario Doucette questions and reinterprets depictions of Acadian history in Redrawing the Margins/ Redessiner les marges; artist (and former VANS Mentorship Program participant) Ryan Josey explores queer identity by subverting nautical language; artist Stephanie Wu unpacks internet culture, the idea of safe spaces and allies. Also in the Identities in Flux issue are articles on Margaret Nicholson’s recent exhibition at the Museum of Industry, Michael Flaherty’s conceptual ceramics, and Nzingha Millar’s feature on how artists in Bodies in Translation tackle art world ageism.

VANS members and subscribers have been mailed their copy, but you can get yours on newsstands soon, or online today.

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“Flock” by Ben Mosher

Flock is emerging artist Ben Mosher‘s exhibition featuring drawings of birds that will definitely make you smile. This delightful impromptu exhibition is only on for two weeks so catch it at the Corridor Gallery before it closes on January 30.

Ben Mosher, I LOVE MYSELF, acrylic on board, 9″ x 12″, 2017

Of the series, Mosher says:
Flock is series of bird drawings; encouraging, odd small works that emerged from humorous doodles that have been captivating me. Included is four small paintings and two calendars.  Each calendar contains 12 hand drawn birds and their motivational sayings to inspire you in 2018!

You can order Mosher’s 2018 Bird Calendar using this form: http://goo.gl/FDuavC

Ben Mosher is an artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mosher is informed by interests in digital and mechanical modes of communication, with a deep appreciation for written and visual forms of everyday poetic language. These concerns have directed recent projects in micro communications systems and intuitive and meditative processes of making.

To see more of Ben Mosher’s work visit: benmosher.ca

Ben Mosher, I CAN DO ANYTHING, acrylic on board,11″ x 14″, 2017. Image courtesy of artist.

 

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Corridor Gallery still accepting applications

The Corridor Gallery gives members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work.  We are accepting applications from members for June, July, August, September and November 2018.

The Corridor Gallery consists of the two walls in the corridor space of the entrance to our offices with track lighting, the front wall in the main courtyard (dark purple) wall and a smaller (green) wall in the main office area. The measurements are as follows: Corridor walls (two that face each other) measure at 100″ wide x 84″ high and 110″ wide x 84″ high which includes track lighting. The front wall in the main courtyard measures at 72″ wide x 72″ high and the small wall in the main office measures at 36″ wide x 24″ high. Exhibiting Corridor Gallery artists are expected to install and dismantle their own exhibit.

Artists selected are granted three to four weeks to exhibit their work, and are required to set-up and strike the exhibit the first and last week of the slotted month. Materials and tools will be provided if necessary.

Please include in your submission:

  • a maximum of 10 high quality digital images of work to be exhibited (one image for press must be a minimum 1500 pixels wide at 300 ppi)
  • a complete documentation list (001, 002 .. 010 title, media, dimensions, date)
  • exhibition proposal (exhibition title, description of body of work and how the work will be installed in the gallery)
  • artist statement about the work (up to 100 words)
  • short artist biography (up to 100 words)

Send submissions to vans@visualarts.ns.ca or to the VANS office at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7.

The above image is from Frankie Macaulay’s Urban Paper exhibition. View more past Corridor Gallery exhibitions here.

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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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