Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s 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.
This mentorship program could not have happened at a better time in my career as a professional emerging artist. I feel like the quality of my work and the integrity and motivation for my practice has deepened. I am extremely grateful to have had firsthand experience talking to an individual so established in their artistic career so closely about their on-going journey, continuous struggles and successes. – Emerging artist Lux Habrich, mentored by Kim Morgan in 2017/18.
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.
Acknowledging the lack of diversity in our Mentorship Program in the past, we will give special consideration to artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as artists from rural areas of Nova Scotia.
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: https://visualarts.ns.ca/program/mentorship-program/.
The deadline for applications is Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5pm.
If you would like to know more:
Come to the Mentorship Program Information Session
Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
Thursday, June 27, 6pm
Please contact us to arrange a Skype info session
Check out the current Mentorship Program’s exhibition group effort at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. The exhibition opens June 26 from 5 – 7pm and runs until July 21, with an Artist Talk from the mentees on Saturday, July 13 at 2pm.
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: