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

Comments Off on Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

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

Comments Off on Established Artist Recognition Awards

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

 

 

Comments Off on NSCCH Industry Growth Program

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.

Comments Off on Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Nomination Deadline

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

Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Comments Off on Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals – NEW DEADLINE

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

Comments Off on Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

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

Comments Off on Established Artist Recognition Awards

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

 

 

Comments Off on NSCCH Industry Growth Program

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.

Comments Off on Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Nomination Deadline

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

Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Comments Off on Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals – NEW DEADLINE

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

Take our Fall Workshop Survey!

With the recent heatwave it’s hard to think about the fall, but we’re starting to plan the VANS Fall Workshop Series and we’re asking for feedback from members and artists. There are so many places doing great skills-based art workshops, so we focus instead on professional development workshops in support of Nova Scotian artists’ creative practice.

Let us know what you would like to see VANS offer by completing the Fall 2018 Workshop Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9GN6SF6. Help us to program workshops near you by forwarding this survey to artists and groups in your area.

The survey takes less than three minutes to complete and helps us to build programming based on the needs expressed by artists and art organizations provincially. We want to offer the professional development workshops you want to take! Deadline to complete the survey: Monday, August 27, 2018.

Thank you!

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

“No Photography!” by Jesse Webber

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, artist Jesse Webber shows his unsettling photographs of mannequins and storefront displays. While they provided good practice with his new camera, taking these photographs in stores gave the artist new insight on composition and what it’s like to be asked to leave. No Photography! is in the Corridor Gallery August 2 – 29.

Jesse Webber, It’s all so clear, 7 ½ x 9” photos printed on 11 x 17” resin coated darkroom paper, 2016. Image courtesy of artist.

Of the work, Webber states:

This exhibit first began after finding a camera sitting in a box on the side of the road four years ago. A 1970 Mamiya/Sekor mechanical 35mm camera. I began to practice photographing mannequins. Set out on display in stores, they seldom fidgeted, and were available in a wide variety of clothing and poses. I learned much about composition… and how to vacate the store, the sidewalk, the mall, or the premises by employees or security.

Perhaps it was the loud *snap* of the cameras metal shutter, or the *zzzzt* sound every time I advanced the film. Observing these displays with a camera made everyone very self aware, myself included. It went against company policies and values. A certain kind of privacy was being taken away. But what does privacy mean in these commercial places during the age of social media? And what does a camera do differently to infringe upon it than a phone?

Jesse Thomas Webber was born in Dartmouth, NS. He spent two years studying design and print at NSCC before leaving to travel around Canada. Though much of his artistic work was based around music and design, he took an interest in film photography after finding a discarded 35mm camera body in late 2013. He has dedicated himself to learning traditional photographic and printing methods.  He has worked at a plastics factory for the past 4 years and recently co-founded the company Trade School Design Dartmouth.


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.

To see more of Jesse’s photography follow him on Instagram: @high.grain
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

Posted in Corridor Gallery | Leave a comment

Introducing the New Grad Program!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce the New Grad Program! This 14 week program is designed to help recent graduates navigate the transition from a full time student to a professional artist.

During the program, all participants will be given the opportunity to take weekly professional development workshops on topics such as budgeting, applying for grants, writing about your work, and networking. Participants will have 24 hour access to a shared studio space in Halifax; Studio visits from an artist/curator; and be coached by mentor Eryn Foster: a professional interdisciplinary artist and curator.

After the three and a half month program, the students will have:

  • A working portfolio with images, a CV and an Artist Statement
  • A proposal that could serve as the basis for a grant, festival, gallery or residency application
  • The skills to navigate through the next step in their career
  • A built-in peer network

Dates: Program participants will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9pm from September 19 – December 12, 2018 (with the exception of one workshop scheduled for Tuesday, September 25). Participants must be available for all meetings in order to participate in this program.

Cost: There will be studio fees of $15/week for each of the program participants. There is also a one-time $50 key deposit payable at the start of the program, which will be returned upon receipt of the keys at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Any recent art school grad (within 3 years of graduation) can apply but a maximum of 10 will be accepted, in a non-juried process. If you have not graduated from an art school but you an artist in the very early stages of developing a professional career, please get in touch. You do not have to be a VANS member at the time of application. Must be 19+ and living in Nova Scotia.

Application: Applicants with questions should get in touch with the Programming Coordinator in advance of applying. Please send the following in your application to communicate@visualarts.ns.ca with the subject line New Grad Program Application:

  1. a paragraph outlining why you are a good candidate for this program, and why it is a good fit for you at this time.
  2. the name of the art school from which you graduated, along with the date of the graduation to confirm eligibility.
  3. your name, full mailing address, email address, and phone number.

Deadline: We will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, August 7. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 27. As there are limited spaces available, early applications are preferred and will be considered in the order in which they are received. Please see the VANS website for application details.

Info session: There will be an information session on the New Grad Program on Wednesday, August 8 from 6 – 7pm in the CFNS Common Space outside the VANS office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS.

Schedule: We are still confirming instructors for some of the professional development workshops, but the program schedule is as follows –

Week 1 (Wednesday, September 19): Group orientation

Week 2 (Tuesday, Sept 25 ): Workshop on Building Confidence/Talking About Your Work/Networking: Sarah Maloney

Week 3 (Wednesday, October 3): Group Meeting with Mentor

Week 4 (Oct 10):  Info session on professional résumé, artist CV, and cover letter writing, including feedback on site: Terri Whetstone and Carri MacKay

Week 5 (Oct 17): Workshop on Writing Applications and Proposals: Melanie Colosimo

Week 6 (Oct 24): Workshop on Grant Writing Workshop: Becka Barker

Week 7+ (Oct 31+): Studio Visits from Mentor and/or curator

Week 8 (November 7): Workshop on Community Connection and Collaboration with Melissa Marr and Heather Wilkinson of Wonder’neath (will take place at Wonder’neath Studios, 2891 Isleville St in Halifax)

Week 10 (Nov 14): Workshop on Taxes, Budgets and Student Loans: Sally Raab Wolchyn and Becky Welter-Nolan

Week 11 (Nov 21): Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Career Opportunities: Kelly Markovich

Week 12 (Nov 28): Meetings with Mentor

Week 13 (December 5): Workshop on Writing Your Artist Statement/Writing About Your Work: Karin Cope.

Week 14 (Dec 12):  Open Studio event where the public will be invited to see what the New Grad Program participants have been working on

Location: All meetings will take place in HRM (primary at VANS or the Studio), and the studio space is located at Fort Massey United Church, 5303 Tobin Street in Halifax. Participants do not need to reside within HRM, but must be able to attend all meetings in person.

Studio Space: New Grad Program participants will have access to the shared studio space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the program. The studio is located on the second floor of Fort Massey United Church, and is only accessible by two flights of stairs, unfortunately. The space has natural light, windows that open, a central lighting fixture, a small lockable storage area, and will be furnished with tables and chairs.  No specialty equipment (kilns, printing press, computers, tools, etc.) will be provided. The space has a limited electrical supply and is not heated, but space heaters will be provided in colder weather. Non-toxic materials should be used as there is not adequate ventilation to eliminate toxic fumes and particles. There is access to gender neutral washrooms, a large janitorial sink, as well as a shared kitchen area.

Studio space for the New Grad Program will be located in the gymnasium of Fort Massey United Church. This shared studio will be furnished will tables and chairs, and participants will have 24 hour access with keys.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the New Grad Program from The Canada Council for the Arts.

Eryn Foster is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Dartmouth NS. Over the past fifteen years, she has exhibited her works at several galleries, artist-run centres and museums across Canada and abroad. Over the past three years, her project North Adams Sourdough: A Gift of Cultured Culture has been exhibited at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams Mass), the Confederation Centre for the Arts (PEI), and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary). Awarded the Paris Studio grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2013, she has also participated in numerous other residencies including ones at Struts Artist Run Centre, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Centre for Art Tapes, the Macdowell Arts Colony and Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park.


For more information on this program, contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca      www.visualarts.ns.ca

Posted in News, Special Projects | Leave a comment

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Visual Arts News Editor

Visual Arts News magazine is seeking an Editor.

Visual Arts News is the only magazine dedicated to contemporary visual art in Atlantic Canada. Published three times a year in May, September and January, every issue includes engaging essays, profiles, reviews, and in-depth features on issues facing arts professionals. Celebrating 40 years of publishing, Visual Arts News is one of the oldest art magazines in Canada and has recently expanded to offer web features, artist pages, online exhibition listings, and podcasts. Written in a clear and sophisticated style by some of the most talented arts writers on the East Coast, Visual Arts News reflects the diversity of geographic and cultural communities across the Atlantic region. www.visualartsnews.ca.

Duties
In consultation with the Editorial Committee, the Editor is responsible for developing magazine content. In conjunction with the Publisher, the Editor coordinates all aspects of publication development, and pre-press preparations, including story and image selection, and copy editing. The Editor works closely with the Art Director and freelance writers, and is responsible for surveying and keeping abreast of significant developments in the visual arts both locally and abroad.

Background requirements
The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree in the arts, or equivalent experience, excellent writing, editing and speaking skills. Knowledge and interest in the visual arts in Atlantic Canada and beyond is a requirement. Journalism and/or communications experience an asset.

As the lead individual in the production of the magazine, the Editor should have strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills and be able to work independently to deadlines. Knowledge of design and related printing processes are an asset. The Magazine Editor reports to the Publisher.

This is a freelance contract position starting September 2018. $1700/per issue. Submissions should include cover letter, résumé and two writing samples, such as articles or essays.

Please forward to:
Search Committee
Visual Arts News
Subject line: Editor Application
vanews@visualarts.ns.ca

Submission deadline: August 19, 2018.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

“The Pantry” by Ada Denil

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, artist Ada Denil shows her series, entitled The Pantry. This collection of painted works, drawings, and some small three-dimensional pieces depicts twisted and contorted figures that appear to be bound by the constraints of jars. The Pantry is on view in the Corridor Gallery July 4 – 30.

Ada Denil, Black and White, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 16″.
Image courtesy of artist.

Of the work, Denil states:

The Pantry is a reflection on feelings of restriction. The character appears powerless. Silenced by transparent walls, immobilized and cramped. He/She is seen but not heard, the viewers are free to speculate and observe them fully. None of it is real though: The jar is an illusion.

Ada Denil works in a wide variety of media. She has shown work locally at Argyle Fine Art and the Company House and has competed in the Halifax Art Battle. She was a guest artist and facilitator at the Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival, and has also worked with several youth programs facilitating programs in clay animation, video game design, basic arts and crafts and more. She grew up on the south shore of Nova Scotia in LaHave, and now lives in Halifax.


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

Posted in Corridor Gallery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VANS in Residence in partnership with Lumière!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership with Lumière Arts Festival Association, will host a 5-week Artist in Residence program in Sydney, NS. This residency provides for the artist to work a 40 hour week. Approximately 30% of the time will be dedicated to community based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations and 70% to the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. The residency is August 27 – September 30, 2018 and the artist will present the product of their residency work at Lumière’s Art-at-Night event on September 29, 2018.

The call for artists is now open; details on eligibility and how to apply can be found below. This residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with youth and others in the community.  A studio space at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation and accommodations in Sydney will be provided, and a $2500 stipend will be paid to the artist.

To apply, artists must submit the following:

  • Artist Statement (1 paragraph)
  • Residency Outline (1 – 3 pages)
  • Artist CV
  • Documentation of work (max. 10 images)

Documentation of work requirements: Please do not send originals. Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work proposed during the residency. All must either be sent as digital files via email or Dropbox, or sent on DVD. For still images, include up to 10 images saved jpg files at 72 dpi. Label each image with a number and title. For video or audio, include up to 10 minutes of video, digital or sound material. Label each clip with a number and title.

Artist Selection Criteria:

The following are points of focus in the assessment of artists’ applications:

  • Strength of the applicant’s artistic practice and professionalism
  • Level of experience and interest in working in community collaborations, especially with youth
  • The articulation of the vision and goals for the residency, relating to both the artist’s own work and the community collaborations

Eligibility:

Artists must be above 19 years of age and a member of VANS in good standing. Artists can join at the time of application here.

The theme for Lumière 2018 is Erosion so your project should relate to that theme. For more information please click here.

Applications must be received via email at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca on or before the deadline of Monday, July 16, 2018.

Please contact PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie for more information at 902-423-4694 or by email at paints@paintsns.ca or VANS Programming Coordinator Carri MacKay at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca.

 

Posted in Call for Applications, News | Leave a comment