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

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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

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Renew your VANS Membership today!

In our 40th year, VANS celebrated by bringing more programming around the province. As 2017 winds down and you are thinking about renewing your VANS membership, here’s a look back at the last year.

  • Perhaps you enjoyed Lewis Hyde’s lecture on The Public Life of the Imagination, or the panel discussion Moving Forward, Looking B(l)ack: Visual Art in Nova Scotia with Bria Miller, Lucie Chan, Pamela Edmonds, Jade Peek and Sylvia Hamilton.
  • Maybe you took one of our professional development workshops in Antigonish, Shelburne, Lunenburg, Inverness, or our Artist Boot Camp in Sydney.
  • Or you got to know VANS through our En Route Artist Talk Series with JJ Lee, Grainne McHugh, and Jennifer Angus in Halifax, Wolfville, or Yarmouth.
  • You might have met and worked with the VANS in Residence artists in Musquodoboit Harbour, Herring Cove or North End Halifax. Or you’re an artist in our PAINTS program who brings art workshops to students throughout the province, including a dozen new schools this year, in both English and French.
  • You might be part of an arts organization that has benefited from our Open Grants program, or you’re an individual artist who was part of of the Subsidized Studio program.
  • Maybe you haven’t taken advantage of VANS programs for a while but recognize the importance of supporting the Mentorship Program, or arts advocacy in this province…
  • Or you just like receiving the new Visual Arts News magazine now with even more content on art in the Atlantic provinces.

Whatever the reason that you were member of VANS in 2017, we hope that you will renew your membership for 2018.

See our website for a full list of membership benefits and renew your membership online, in person or over the phone – just remember to do so before it expires at the end of December. If you renewed recently (since October) it will not expire until December 31, 2018.

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You’re invited to the CFNS Open House

You are invited to the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia’s holiday Open House! As a member of the Cultural Federations, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (along with Dance NS, ANSM, Craft NS, the Choral Federation, SAM, Theatre NS and the Writers’ Federation) invites all our members to join us for a drink and nibblies on Thursday, December 14th between 4 and 7pm. If you can make it, please RSVP by December 7th to cfns@eastlink.ca. We hope to see you there!

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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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VANS in Residence in Kings County

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County, Nova Scotia. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This month-long residency, with an additional week for planning, will involve the artists in both their own work, in community with workshops, talks, open studios, and participation in the annual UCA environmental art exhibit. The call for artists is now open. The residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community.

The artist will dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency. 30% – 40% of the time will be dedicated to community-based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. 60% -70% (24 hours) of the time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist; living and work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided. Deadline for applications is November 30.

Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or paints@paintsns.ca.

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Carl Snyder – Artist Profile

Carl Snyder received a B.A. and M.L.S. from McGill. Photography had long been of interest so, while working as a librarian, he started moonlighting as a darkroom technician at a commercial photography studio in Montreal. Soon he was assisting on camera and later was hired as a freelance product photographer. Freelancing continued with a move to Toronto and work in several commercial and advertising studios from 1984 – 2009. He became involved with local artist collectives and gallery work when semi-retired in 2009. A move to Wolfville in 2011 has led to new landscapes and associations.

change and history
I concentrate on local and familiar landscapes and how they describe change and history. Some guidance comes from bits of poetry that have stayed with me over the years, including:
“Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
– Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel

“The world is not with us enough.” – Denise Levertov, O Taste and See

“I am what is around me.” – Wallace Stevens, Theory

I stay close to my chosen locations and make them what I know. I read their history. Then I use my imagination with photography as my guide.

Carl Snyder, North Mountain from Rabbit Square, photography, 13″ x 36″, 2015.

stitching landscapes
My landscape photography is known for illustrating the horizontal, near abstraction of form and color we encounter every day. Strong form emphasis is combined with the various color experiences resulting from natural daylight conditions. Although I began work  in the film era my work today is strictly digital. Most landscapes are stitched multi exposures, processed only to preserve the detail, atmosphere and colors of the original scene. I do have some direct visual influences, especially Joel Meyerowitz’s (photography) use of color, Rackstraw Downes’ (painter) overwhelming use of panorama and Sarah Jones’ (St. John, NB, painter) landscape abstraction.

in a different world
My work in photography evolved in two different worlds: freelance for hire (1984-2009) in large urban settings (Ontario) and art co-op/small gallery in smaller towns and city (Nova Scotia). The challenge as a commercial freelance was maintaining a large, varied portfolio that would appeal to a variety of clients – product, jewelry and food photography, in studio or on location on large format transparencies. Inherent in the portfolio was my ability to do the job – there was little or no reason to produce academic credentials and certainly no reason to write proposals, grant submissions or artist statements. A strong portfolio and accurate cost/time estimates were what mattered.

Now I find myself in a different world where the written word and a sense of overall artistic direction is required. Curators and gallery owners want to see strong, well articulated concepts. Without a formal education in art I find it difficult to meet these expectations. I have had some success in some smaller galleries in Nova Scotia and since 2013 have been involved with ViewPoint Gallery photography co-op in Halifax. By working with ViewPoint and VANS I will further understand this new art environment.

Carl Snyder, Gaspereau River and Boot Island, Horton Landing, photography, 13″ x 36″, 2017.

establishing a professional art practice
I moved to Nova Scotia in the fall of 2011. In January of 2012 I took part in the Annual Acadia University Art Exhibition and learned that VANS is the major province wide organization for visual artists. I became a member that year. Through the VANS directory I’ve been able to network with various artists in the Valley and discover the local arts advocacy community, especially the Culture Conversations of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage. I especially look forward to each issue of Visual Arts News.

In 2015 VANS was looking for more regional representation on its Board of Directors so I joined the Board at the 2015 AGM in Mahone Bay. I’ve recently joined the membership review committee in an effort to help clarify how VANS can best define and respond to the concept of membership. Being involved with VANS is helping me understand how to identify and resolve the issues of establishing a professional art practice.

series of large panorama landscapes
I’m currently completing a series of large panorama landscapes that reflect remnants of early Acadian/Planter settlement in the Wolfville area. This work involves experiments that combine elements of digital printing and hydraulic jack printing pressure treatment of the photo paper. We’ll see…

 

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“Rapport: The Red Black White Series” – Terri Whetstone

The Red Black White Series is Terri Whetstone‘s on-going collage project exploring the common language of aesthetics and design at play in the art works. With a restricted palette, the works focus on the dynamic interplay of colour and shape. Rapport: The Red Black White Series is on at the Corridor Gallery from November 2 until December 15.

Terri Whetstone, Red Black White 8, 2016. Hand cut found images, coloured paper, glue on watercolour paper, 15.24 x 11.43 cm

Of the work, Whetstone explains:
The Red Black White series of collages, made from cut and torn paper, are quasi-figurative.  A tension is created between the suggested figures and their abstraction, disrupting the viewers need to understand the art work in terms of narrative. Something playful/human/humorous is retained.

Terri Whetstone was born in Edmonton, Alberta where she studied painting and art history. As an emerging artist in Edmonton and Toronto, Terri exhibited photo-installation and photomontage works, as well as paintings. After a hiatus from the studio while she raised her daughter and worked in social justice organizations, Terri returned to her studio practise in 2006. Since then she has had many solo and group exhibitions. Her work is found in many private collections in Canada and the United States. Terri is a current mentor in Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship program and her studio is located on the south shore of Nova Scotia, where she has lived for 25 years.

To see more of Terri Whetstone’s work visit her website: https://terriwhetstone.com/

Terri Whetstone, Red Black White 9, 2017. Hand cut found images, coloured paper, glue on watercolour paper, 15.24 x 11.43 cm

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.

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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