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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Register for our Fall Workshop Series today!

Registration for the Fall 2017 Workshop Series is now open! This season, you can register for workshops in Halifax, Bridgewater, Annapolis Royal and Sydney. These include Documenting Your Work with Steve Farmer, Talking About Your Work: Networking in the Arts with Sarah Maloney, Grant Writing with Becka Barker, the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals with Laurie Dalton, Pricing Your Work with Stacey Cornelius, and WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists with Becka Viau! Our instructors are working artists, curators, educators, and writers so you know you’re in good hands.

The first workshop is Pricing Your Work in Annapolis Royal on September 30th, but you can check out our full schedule and workshop descriptions here and register here. We are also offering a free info session on Copyright and Social Media Issues for Artists in partnership with the Artists’ Legal Information Society on Wednesday October 11th at 6pm at VANS. You can RSVP for that info session here.

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Announcing the 2017-18 Mentorship Program Artists

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the participants of this year’s Mentorship Program. After receiving many truly excellent applications, the program will be supporting four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists. NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen Langlois have been individually paired with established artists and mentors: anna sprague, Kim Morgan, Emily Falencki, and Terri Whetstone. For more information on the participants click here.

Emerging artists in this year’s program use sculpture, installation, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, drawing and painting to explore identity, concepts of family, culture, and disability, and to connect with notions of self. The 10-month mentorship program supports the artistic and professional ambitions of emerging artists in Nova Scotia by providing access to the skills and experience of established artist mentors.

Nova Scotian artists are selected by a peer assessment committee based on individual proposals, program criteria, their dedication to their art practice, their independent studio practice outside of formal training environments, and their ability and willingness to engage in critical discussion about their work. Based upon the needs of the selected emerging artists, the committee solicits interest from qualified mentors who possess the skills to propel the emerging artists’ practice.

By investing intensely in a few emerging artists each year for the last 11 years, the VANS Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength, sustainability and vibrancy of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from Joan Craig and the Craig Foundation. The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Halifax Regional Municipality.


Image details left to right: NAT chantel, Mother Daughter Hymn, mixed media; Lux Habrich, here, again (preoccupations), earthenware, porcelain, glazes, wrapped hair, metal leaf, knit wool yarn, natural dyes, 147x 168 x 14cm, 2015; Bree Hyland, Cloaked Figure, oil on wood, 28cm x 36cm, 2017; Karen Langlois, A Story, found book, fabric, thread, glue, gesso 20cm x 14cm x 3.5 cm, 2014.

For additional information about the VANS Mentorship Program, please visit http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4694
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

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2017-18 Mentorship Program

Mentees:

NAT chantel

Mother Daughter Hymn, NAT chantel,
embroidered paper, mesh, metal and acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″

NAT chantel is an African Nova Scotian emerging artist in multimedia, textiles and sculpture. Collections of written language influence and direct her to recount historical experiences of oppression, silence, and marginalization, that draw into question the narratives of racial and feminist ideologies.

Her work speaks to imposed societal structures that inform identity, and the erasure of body and self through communication, and conditions within the environment. The concept of belonging is investigated using cultural, spiritual and psychology-based research to outline organic, abstract and pre-existing forms. The artist examines patterns of human existence, and references the after effects of contact with others, by providing a space for nature and naturally occurring responses to emerge. Lineal disruption, and displacement from land and home claim permanence in her art practice.

NAT was a contributing artist and instructor for the Peace Warriors Art and Wellness Festival (2015,) and participated in the group installation The Unkindness at IgNight the Night Art Festival (2015.) She is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship (2017) to study privately with interdisciplinary artist Kate Ward, and has been selected into the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program (2017). NAT is having her first solo exhibit MUD at Afterglow Bridgewater Festival, September 30, 2017.

Lux Habrich

Lux Habrich, here, again (preoccupations),
earthenware, porcelain, glazes, wrapped hair, metal leaf, knit wool yarn, natural dyes, 147 x 168 x 14cm.

Originally from Montréal, QC, Lux Habrich finds frequent inspiration in her urban upbringing, mixed race identity and immigrant legacy. Having moved to Atlantic Canada in 2012 to complete an Interdisciplinary BFA at NSCAD University, Lux discovered the immense narrative potential in craftwork, with its highly political nature as a domestic, feminine and often undervalued form of production. By merging soft and delicate visual motifs with imposing characters and otherworldly, mystical themes – she hopes to display the likeness of seemingly opposing traits that compose femme identity: celebrating vulnerability and tenderness as instances of resilience and strength.

Lux employs the immensely meditative qualities in tactile processes and the performative aspects of experimental mark making to record a personal history of inherited trauma. Her work involves investigations of temporality, subversive gender, concepts of family and the home, disability and cultural hybridization – to introduce an identity in all the complexities and contradictions that together formulate the self. Committed to expressing social justice issues and participating in support work, Lux externalizes intense internal grievances, to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to receive moments of healing and empowerment.

Bree Hyland

Bree Hyland, Cloaked Figure, oil on wood, 28cm x 36cm.

Bree Hyland makes figurative paintings and drawings in Halifax Nova Scotia. After graduating with a BFA from NSCAD University in 2014, Bree has exhibited at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Center in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and most recently at Hermes in Halifax. The content for Bree’s work emerges from peripheral observations. The figures in her paintings exist in a dream-like domain, invoking fragmented narratives with no obvious closure. Exploring seemingly anonymous scenarios, Bree is simultaneously questioning the vitality of painting. For additional information or inquires visit http://www.breehyland.com/

Karen Langlois

Karen Langlois, Composition 59, drop cloth weathered outdoors, found quilt, thread, cotton batting, gesso, nails, on wood frame, 79 cm x 98 cm.

Karen Langlois was born in a small farming community in Ontario. She studied early childhood education and play therapy and spent 20 years working with children and families. At the age of 48 she began studies at the Toronto School of Art. Her practice encompasses collage, drawing, printmaking, constructions, installation and participatory art. A particular focus is using reclaimed books and textiles as a vehicle for exploring identity. Since moving to Port Medway, Nova Scotia 10 years ago, Langlois has devoted much of her time to creating inclusive and participatory community art spaces. She has exhibited her work in Port Medway, Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal and Toronto. Currently she has work in Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.

Mentors:

anna sprague

anna sprague, Ferris Wheel, Nocturne anchor project, 68′.

anna sprague is a performance artist, creative facilitator, and faculty member at NSCAD University. In tandem with a provocative use of sculptural materials, bizarre props, and outlandish costumes, her art practice explores collaborative performance, public intervention, and site-specific installation as a means of critically engaging with site and history. sprague holds degrees in English Literature (Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB) and Fine Arts (Concordia University, Montreal QC) and has a love for lowercase letters and underwhelming coincidences.

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan, sigh, installation shot (reflection on work in window), 40′ x 15′.

Kim Morgan is a visual artist working in installation and multi-media. Her work explores the impact of technology on people’s perceptions of time, space, and the body, and the shifting boundaries between the private and the public. Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Mass MoCA, Artpace San Antonio, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC, St. Paul’s Gallery, New Zealand, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, and in public spaces – the Regina Transit System, the Vancouver Olympics 2010, and recently at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Awards include; the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award 2012, Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grants, and a co-recipient SSHRC (Social Science Humanities and Research Council) Research and Creation Grant. Recent residencies are Artpace San Antonio Texas, The Dalhousie Medical School, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, and The Banff Centre for the Arts. Morgan has a B.A. in Literature from McGill University, a BFA in Sculpture/Extended Media from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and an MFA in Sculpture/Installation, from the University of Regina. She is an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University in Halifax, where she teaches Sculpture, Installation and Public Art.

Emily Falencki

Emily Falencki, August, 2017, oil, pencil, charcoal on mylar, 76 x 122cm.

For more info on Emily Falencki please visit her website: http://www.emilyfalencki.com/

 

Terri Whetstone

Terri Whetstone, Collage 12, cut paper of wood panel, 25.4 x 20.32 cm.

Terri Whetstone is originally from Edmonton and has made her home in Blandford NS for the past twenty-five years. Primarily a painter, Terri also works with collage and digital photography. After a thirteen year break that coincided with her move to rural Nova Scotia and a switch in focus to family and activist work with women’s centres, Terri returned to her studio in 2006. Her exhibition history in Nova Scotia since then includes many solo and group exhibitions.

Terri graduated with a BFA from the University of Alberta, where she studied with noted Canadian abstract painters. This education informs the formalist backbone of her art practise, while her creative process is rooted in the conceptual approaches of erasure and of re-presenting altered imagery in carefully constructed layered compositions. Terri’s artworks express a hybridity of ideas by juxtaposing forms and images (of personal significance to the artist) from historical textile design, botany, and popular culture.

Terri is the founder of the beloved community arts program the Art Bikers (with Jesse Harrod) and of the Phoenix Open Studio program at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (with Dale Sheppard). She has been the Executive Director of the 4Cs Foundation since 2006.

Support for this year’s program is provided by Joan Craig and the Craig Foundation, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

 

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PAINTS Deadlines for 2017

PAINTS brings together professional visual and fine crafts artists, educators and students all over the province. We’re always looking for more artists who interested in spending some time working with children and youth. All members of VANS or NSDCC are eligible. There is no fee to apply or participate. The application is simple; fill out the online form and send us a copy of your artist resume and some images of your work. The PAINTS program is pretty straight forward. Projects range in scope from 3 hours to 12. While projects of course are made to work for students ranging in age and ability (the program is for grades Primary to 12), there should always be a connection back to the artists own work. Artists are paid a rate of $50/hour. And we also support some materials, and the artist’s mileage expenses. The next deadline for artists to apply is December 1st. The next deadline for schools and teachers to apply for a PAINTS project is September 30th. Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or paints@paintsns.ca.

Student artwork from Kyle Jackson’s PAINTS project at Sacred Heart School.

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“Ropeworks” – Violet Rosengarten

Mixed media artist Violet Rosengarten‘s vibrant exhibition, Ropeworks, is composed of painted surfaces and painted rope on wood or canvas. These colourful textured reliefs play with the natural way that rope meanders, entangles and coils. Her colour choices refer to sea voyages to other cultures, the warming of the ocean, the colours of shells, corals, and seaweed, the fluorescence of buoys and other aspects of maritime culture. Ropeworks is on view September 5 – 28.

Violet Rosengarten, India 3, acrylic & ship’s synthetic rope on circular canvas, 10” in diameter, 2015.

About her work, Rosengarten explains:
I am inspired by nature, the debris on beaches, old barn doors and other time-worn surfaces. My investigations into texture have led to experimentation with rope and paint. Given the importance of rope in maritime culture, I am using this material symbolically to express my attachment to this place.

Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist, apprenticing with the indigenous people in Mexico and Guatemala. Her tapestries explored colour, texture and abstraction. Upon graduating with a BFA in 1989 from Concordia University in Montreal, she became a painter. After completing her BEd. at McGill as an art specialist, she taught art for twenty years in the public school system, first in Toronto and then in Dartmouth, NS. Rosengarten creates mixed media abstract paintings and she also enjoys plein air painting. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Quebec, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia.

See more of Rosengarten’s work on her website: http://www.violetrosengarten.com/

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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Sign up for a Peer Application Review Group!

Want some feedback on your next application? Get a fresh perspective 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 get and give feedback by email on applications from two peers, matched based on the type of application that is being made.

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 by Monday, September 11. This deadline may seem early, but since the Arts Nova Scotia deadline for Grants to Individuals is now November 15 we have adjusted the Peer Review Group timetable.

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