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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, and Sydney. These include Documenting Your Work with Steve Farmer, Talking About Your Work: Networking in the Arts with Sarah … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Workshop Survey

We are definitely still enjoying the summer, but we are starting to plan our Fall Workshop Series and for that we are asking for feedback from members and artists. Let us know what you would like to see VANS offer … Continue reading

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Sign up for our Spring Workshop Series

This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Pricing, Marketing, Grant Writing, Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals and Writing for artists. Running May to June in Halifax, Dartmouth, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Antigonish, and Inverness, the series features the expertise … Continue reading

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Fall Workshops in Lunenburg, Sydney and Halifax

VANS Professional Development Workshop Series takes place in Sydney, Lunenburg and Halifax this year. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our workshop in Wolfville due to low registration but we really want to run all the rest of these workshops (especially … Continue reading

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Sign up for Fall 2016 Workshops!

This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Taxes, Marketing, Grant Proposals, Art Festival Proposals, Documenting Your Work and Writing for artists. Running October to November in Halifax, Wolfville, Lunenburg and Sydney, the series features the expertise of instructors … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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