Mentorship Program Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia releases the annual call for applications for our Mentorship Program.

The 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 may be asked to provide support in any one or more of the following areas: proposal development for exhibitions, grant writing assistance, artist statement development, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, and budgeting. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally four times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition.


The benefits and impact of the program rely on participants’ enthusiasm, openness and initiative in the program and their commitment to the development of their artwork.

View the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility click here. For more information on the program including past participants please visit:

The Deadline for Applications is July 15, 2016 at 5pm.

Program Information Session:

Halifax: Wednesday, June 22 at 6pm – Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road
Wolfville: Wednesday, July 6th at 1pm – Room 131, Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, 10 Highland Avenue
Truro: Friday, July 8th at 1pm  – Visual Voice Fine Art Gallery, 128 King Street

By investing intensely in a few dedicated individuals each year, the Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength and sustainability of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.

For questions, please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881 |