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Sign up for Fall 2015 Workshops

This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Taxes, Marketing, Grant Proposals, Writing and Networking for artists. Running October to November in Halifax, Annapolis Royal, Lunenburg and Tatamagouche, the series features the expertise of instructors Katie Belcher, Carol Bruneau, Stacey Cornelius, Nora Macnee, and Sarah Maloney. Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Information Session – Annapolis Royal

The next deadline for applications to the Mentorship Program is July 15th, 2015 at 5pm. This information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program and/or anyone who has questions about the program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors are paired with selected applicants based on their aspirations and interests. Continue reading

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To further develop critical art writing in this region, Visual Arts News will host a Writer-in-Residence in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS). The residency will be open to emerging critical writers for a 4-month residency/internship and is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics. Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Information Session – Halifax

The next deadline for applications to the Mentorship Program is July 15th, 2015 at 5pm. This information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program and/or anyone who has questions about the program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors are paired with selected applicants based on their aspirations and interests. Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Mentorship Program – 10th Anniversary

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 10th annual call for applications for our Mentorship Program. As part of the tenth anniversary of the program, we strongly encourage applications from emerging and established artists living in rural Nova Scotia communities … Continue reading

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Creative Work: A Webinar Series for the Arts

In partnership with the Artists Legal Information Society and Strategic Arts Management, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) announces a new professional development webinar series for artists across the province. Continue reading

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Sign up for Spring 2015 Workshops

This season’s professional development workshops for artists feature topics such as Making Time to Make Art, Exhibition Installation and Shipping, How to Properly Document Your Work, Pricing Your Work, and developing Portfolios for Commercial Galleries. Running April to May in Halifax, Annapolis Royal, and Truro, the series features the expertise of instructors Stacey Cornelius, David Dahms, Sarah Maloney, and Christopher Webb. Sign up online today. Continue reading

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Upcoming Peer Review Groups

Get fresh perspective on your next application. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Deadline to sign up for a group is March 9. Continue reading

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Pamela Swainson – February Artist Profile

Born in Manitoba and currently living on a farm in the Cobequid Mountains, Pamela Swainson studied in the Fine Arts Program at Mount Allison in the early 70’s. She recently returned to her practice after several years on hold. Swainson is passionate about local living and sustainability, with caring for the earth is a subtext in her work. Continue reading

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Survey – Help us plan our Spring Professional Development Workshops!

We use this survey to program workshops based on the needs and interests of artists in Nova Scotia. Please help us to develop workshops in your neighborhood by circulating this survey to artists in your area. Deadline to complete the survey – February 10, 2015. Continue reading

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CURATING

This workshop will touch on key elements of curating including creating a curatorial thesis, curatorial networks, curatorial challenges, curatorial stages of development and the roles and responsibilities of the curator. The workshop will not only give artists insight on the … Continue reading

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TAXES FOR ARTISTS

Have all your income tax fears extinguished in this DIY income tax workshop. This session will teach you hands-on how to use income tax applications, explain what receipts to file and define complex income tax jargon. Space is limited, so … Continue reading

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WRITING CRITICALLY

This workshop will teach you the essentials of writing both, as an objective critical reporter or as a curatorial writer for an exhibition or a catalogue. The workshop will cover, essays, and research, as well as editorial styles, publication policies, … Continue reading

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WRITING ABOUT YOUR OWN WORK

How do you take a visual medium and translate that artistic piece or practice into language? As artists, we are asked to communicate our work in compelling and electrifying ways to a public. Whether it is writing proposals, press releases, … Continue reading

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Peer Application Review Group Deadline

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating peer-review groups to help members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists will get and give feedback on applications from 2 peers, paired based on the type of application that is being made. Continue reading

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Our Fall 2014 series offers workshops focused on Writing About Your Own Work, Curating, Writing Critically, Pricing Your Work, Financial Management and Taxes for Artists. Running October to November in Halifax and Annapolis Royal, the series features the expertise of instructors Carla Taunton, Stacey Cornelius, Carol Bruneau, Nora MacNee and Susan Haley. Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014-15 Mentorship Program Participants

Emerging artists Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk and Stephanie Yee have been individually paired with established artists and mentors: Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster and Wilma Needham. Continue reading

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Take the Fall 2014 Workshop Survey

The survey takes less than a minute to complete and helps us to build programming based on the needs expressed by artists and art organizations provincially. Deadline to complete the survey extended to August 18, 2014. Continue reading

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2013-14 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Emerging artists in this year’s program present work questioning notions of time and space, definitions of femininity, and the relationship between human mark making and architecture. On view at the Craig Gallery June 25 – July 26. Continue reading

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Call for Applications: VANS Mentorship Program 2014-15

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 9th annual call for applications for the VANS Mentorship Program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Continue reading

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Bethany Riordan-Butterworth – June Artist Profile

Bethany currently shares a studio at Wonder’neath Studio where she produces functional pottery as Bread and Butter Pottery; she an instructor at the George Dixon Centre and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; and shares a collaborative practice with Ella Tetrault- together they facilitate the Fuller Terrace Lecture Series, a community-based project in Halifax’s North End. Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES

Panelists Deborah Carver of Studio 21, Dave Hayden of (((Parentheses))), and Christopher Webb of Pavia Gallery will share their stories from how they got started, to what excites them about Nova Scotian art. The discussion will also aim to shed … Continue reading

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MARKETING FOR ARTISTS – LUNENBURG

Instructor: Stacey Cornelius Registration Deadline: April 29 This workshop will define the core elements of marketing in simple, straightforward terms. The focus is on one goal: connecting you with your best customers in a way that works for you. You … Continue reading

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PRICING YOUR WORK

Instructor: Stacey Cornelius Registration Deadline: April 23 How much should you be paid for your work? What price is the “right price”? How to you put a price tag on your work without second guessing yourself? In this workshop, you … Continue reading

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