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SOCIAL MEDIA AND COPYRIGHT ONLINE

The Internet: your best friend and worst enemy. Artists have had images of their work copied from the web and sold on handbags and mugs. Several social media websites help promote your work, but also claim ownership over what users … Continue reading

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GRANT WRITING

Instructor: Eleanor King Registration Deadline: April 15 This workshop focuses on writing a convincing project description for Arts Nova Scotia and Canada Council creation grants. The instructor will discuss how to position yourself and your practice in a way that … Continue reading

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TAXES FOR ARTISTS – LUNENBURG

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

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MARKETING FOR ARTISTS – HALIFAX

Instructor: Stacey Cornelius Registration Deadline: April 7 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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TAXES FOR ARTISTS – HALIFAX

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

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Time and Memory – Gary Castle

Established professional photographer Gary Castle exhibits a series of photo collages emerging from his archives in the corridor gallery from April 3 – 27. Continue reading

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After School Special

What’s life after Art School? Get schooled by local professional artists Andrew Hunt, Bethany Riordan Butterworth, and Katie Belcher as they share their experiences about the opportunities and challenges in a professional life of art, craft, and design. Continue reading

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Open Grants to Galleries and Groups – Application Now Available Online

Visual Arts Nova Scotia invites applications from Gallery and Group members for the inaugural Open Grants Program serving to support exhibition activity in Nova Scotia. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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VANS in Residence at the Woodlawn Library

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce a new VANS in Residence project. In partnership with The Woodlawn Public Library and with the support of the 2013 HRM Artist in Residence Initiative, this residency of a PAINTS artist will take place in March 2014. Continue reading

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Charley Young – November Artist Profile

As an interdisciplinary artist, Charley Young is interested in drawing, printmaking, and public installation. To date, her work includes large-scale monoprints of historic building facades, that document a site’s appearance prior to its destruction. Continue reading

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En Route Artist Talk Series: Ehryn Torrell in Antigonish

Ehryn Torrell is a London-based Canadian painter visiting the province to present her solo exhibition Self Similar at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery this fall. Torrell’s large scale paintings and drawings incorporate visual elements of collapsed and derelict structures, and of remembered cityscapes. Using the lens of the built environment to explore personal and universal conditions of human experience, Ehryn Torrell’s work in painting examines empathy, contingency, loss and vulnerability. Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Workshop Series SOLD OUT

The workshop series is built from feedback from members and the public, if you missed your chance to take one of the Fall 2013 workshops, let us know what you would like to see offered in your area by completing our Spring 2014 Workshop Survey online now. Continue reading

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2012-13 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Apprentices this year have created works investigating dominant forms of knowledge, the transference of power, and wilderness as refuge. Highlighting the talents of emerging artists Judy Arsenault, Wes Johnston, and Christine Waugh the exhibition will also include work from their individual mentors Janice Leonard, Ilan Sandler, and Steve Higgins. Continue reading

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Artist Talks by Mentorship Program participants Judy Arsenault, Christine Waugh, and Wes Johnston at Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present, in collaboration with Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, artist talks by emerging Nova Scotian artists: Judy Arsenault, Wes Johnston, and Christine Waugh of the VANS Mentorship Program.  Please join us … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Symposium: New Directions for Art Writing

The Symposium on Art Writing will begin with a keynote lecture by Sylvie Fortin. Sessions will consist of a series of presentations by invited writers, editors, and curators, followed by a conversation between the presenters and symposium participants. Continue reading

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January 2013 Featured Artist – Anne Macmillan

Anne Macmillan has lived in Halifax since earning a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University in 2009. She grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with motorbikes, dairy farms and apple orchards. Anne has received grants from the Canada Council for … Continue reading

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VANS Programming Coordinator

This is a 1-year, full-time contract position (with possibility of renewal) commencing June 7, 2011 with a annual salary of $22,000.  Applications must be received by Friday, May 20, 2011. Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) works for the advancement and … Continue reading

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