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.

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

Comments Off on Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals

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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Register for our Spring Workshops!

This spring we are offering great workshops on topics including Grant Writing, Exhibition Prep & Installation, Photoshop Essentials, Writing Your Artist Statement & Bio, and Writing Professional Applications. These workshops, taught by professional artists, experts in their field, and educators are jam packed with information sure to inform your professional practice.  They are only $40 each for VANS members and you can bundle two or three workshops and save!

There will also be a free panel discussion entitled: Sorting the Studio: dealing with a lifetime of work with attorney George Clarke and curator Ray Cronin on May 24 in Halifax and an info session on Comment préparer des demandes de financement avec Natalie Robichaud on May 5 in Pointe-de-l’Église.

These workshops will be presented in locations across the province including Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal and two locations in Halifax. You can register online today!

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, VANS

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Publisher of Visual Arts News.

Deadline: Applications must be received by May 18 at 5pm.
Start date: June 4, 2018.

Salary: $40,000-45,000 (starting).
Vacation: starts at 3 weeks plus winter holiday closure.
Benefits: Group health and dental plan (50% paid by employer).

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is an artist-run organization incorporated in 1976 to support and promote artists while advocating for the visual arts sector in Nova Scotia. By encouraging artists to pursue their creative and professional practices creating connections to a community of peers and serving as a primary source for information. Visual Arts Nova Scotia fosters excellence, skills development, and learning in the arts. VANS publishes Visual Arts News, the only magazine dedicated to visual art in Atlantic Canada. Please visit www.visualarts.ns.ca for more information.

Responsibilities:
The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization’s operations and finance, including development, communications, partnerships, and planning/programming of year-round activities, under the guidance of the Board of Directors. Duties include grant writing and reporting; fundraising; program development and implementation; management of financial records and budgets; hiring and management of a staff and volunteers; regular reporting to the Board of Directors; coordination of board meetings; and general administration.

Qualifications:

Education: Post-secondary degree/diploma plus administrative training or equivalent experience.
Experience: Substantial management/administrative experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector. Knowledge of visual art practices is necessary and an extensive knowledge of Nova Scotia’s visual arts community is desirable.

This position requires a highly motivated, professional and experienced individual with strong oral, written, organizational and managerial skills; experience with financial recording and budgets; keen attention to detail; and significant computer proficiency. The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is critical.

Applications must be received no later than May 18, 2018 at 5pm. Please send your C.V., a cover letter and three references to hiring@visualarts.ns.ca (subject heading: Executive Director Hiring Committee).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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Thanks and farewell to Briony Carros

Briony Carros introducing Lewis Hyde at the VANS public lecture The Public Life of the Imagination at the Halifax Central Library. Photo by Charley Young.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia announces the departure of Executive Director Briony Carros on April 20, 2018. After over 16 years with the organization, it is difficult to do justice to her many contributions to VANS and the arts community. The Board of Directors and staff would like to thank Briony for her hard work, determination, and devotion to this organization and the artists it serves. Although it will be sad to say goodbye, we are so excited for her new opportunity and we wish her all the best!

A note from Briony:
I feel very privileged to go out on a high note after celebrating 40 years of this strong and vibrant organization.  After 14 years as Executive Director, I am most proud of the work we’ve done to create new programs and services and strengthen partnerships across the province to better serve the visual arts community.  From the Mentorship Program to Visual Arts News, it has been a pleasure to participate in the growth of this organization.

I will miss VANS but I’m not leaving the arts community, in fact I will be serving a larger constituency by taking on the role of Director at Arts Nova Scotia. Thank you to all the members, artists and administrators I’ve worked with and come to know as friends and colleagues; your support and contributions have served as inspiration for me and I look forward to making new connections in the years to come.


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“Matte, Satin, Gloss” by Kate Grey

Matte, Satin, Gloss is a collection of familiar household objects made by emerging ceramic artist Kate Grey. Grey’s work often examines the relationship between how we view objects, primarily household objects, and women. The objects in this exhibition,  including ceramic books with various made-up titles, are organized by their surface quality, optical lens and natural elements. Matte, Satin, Gloss is in the Corridor Gallery April 4 – 30.

Of her inspiration, Grey states:
The inspiration for this work comes from the types of finishes on paintings and women’s lipstick. This work uses surface and objects as a way to describe different personalities of women and their everyday dilemmas. In many industries and professions there is a lack of feminine representation and, of course, wage gaps. This is also something that is absolutely embedded in the arts community because roughly only 30% of artists in galleries are women. Comedian Iliza Shlesinger describes lipstick as “war paint” and this comparison made me consider feminine art also as war paint. For every artist that identifies as feminine that exhibits their artwork in a gallery setting, is slowly paving bricks for others as many have done for myself and my peers.

Kate Grey is a Canadian ceramic artist born in North Vancouver, BC, raised in Calgary, AB and who now lives in Halifax, NS. Grey began her ceramic degree at ACAD University before moving to Nova Scotia in 2013. She earned her BFA in Ceramics at NSCAD University in the spring of 2016 along with a minor in Art History. In June 2017, Grey completed the 10 month VANS Mentorship Program and was mentee to Andrea Dorfman. She then began the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) Media Arts Scholarship program the following September. Her mentor for the CFAT scholarship was Susan Tooke and in this mentorship she learned digital media skills for her contemporary ceramic practice. Grey has exhibited works at the Mary E. Black Gallery, CFAT, The Craig Gallery and the Anna Leonowens Gallery. She prefers dogs over cats and Boxing Day walks on the beach.


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 of Kate Grey’s work please visit her:
Website: katherinegrey.com
Instagram: kategreystudio

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 Deadline for PAINTS Projects

Do you know a school that could use a PAINTS project but missed the January 30th deadline? Don’t worry, we have added a spring deadline this year so schools and teachers can apply for a PAINTS project. Tell your local school that the new PAINTS deadline is Monday, April 16th for projects that will take place this school year. Please check out the PAINTS website for more information (especially the Project Guide) and to fill out an application.

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