Nova Scotia Talent Trust Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1, 2020


Nova Scotia Talent Trust Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadline:

Fall/Winter study: 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (ADT)
May 1, 2020
(for studies between September 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021)

For more information, go to nstalenttrust.ca


Message from our Scholarship Program Coordinator Jackie Dowling:

Given the importance of maintaining social/physical distancing, and possible self-isolation for some, we understand that meeting some of the application requirements for the Fall/Winter scholarship deadline will not be possible. For example, it may not be possible to record your videos in a studio/theatre or to have someone accompany you for your music piece.

Please know we will be understanding of these limitations and will welcome modifications (filming in your living room, solo performances rather than being accompanied, etc.). We do hope that you do your best to meet the requirements that are within your control. For example, one merged video, artistic statement, multiple dance elements, etc.

Also, remember that if you submitted an application for the 2020 Spring/Summer deadline you can use the same support material: video, portfolio, writing samples, or film links.

In addition, we here at NSTT know how important the arts are in times like these. We are seeing, now more than ever, on social media how various forms of arts can bring people together (while remaining apart! and can bring hope, calm and healing to others.

And as always, please be in touch if you have any questions!

Kindly,
Jackie Dowling

For questions about scholarships and applications please get in touch with Jackie Dowling at scholarship@nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Upcoming 2020 Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1st

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadline:

  • Fall/Winter study: 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (ADT)
    May 1, 2020
    (for studies between September 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021)

For more information, go to nstalenttrust.ca


Message from our Scholarship Program Coordinator Jackie Dowling:

Given the importance of maintaining social/physical distancing, and possible self-isolation for some, we understand that meeting some of the application requirements for the Fall/Winter scholarship deadline will not be possible. For example, it may not be possible to record your videos in a studio/theatre or to have someone accompany you for your music piece.

Please know we will be understanding of these limitations and will welcome modifications (filming in your living room, solo performances rather than being accompanied, etc.). We do hope that you do your best to meet the requirements that are within your control. For example, one merged video, artistic statement, multiple dance elements, etc.

Also, remember that if you submitted an application for the 2020 Spring/Summer deadline you can use the same support material: video, portfolio, writing samples, or film links.

In addition, we here at NSTT know how important the arts are in times like these. We are seeing, now more than ever, on social media how various forms of arts can bring people together (while remaining apart! and can bring hope, calm and healing to others.

And as always, please be in touch if you have any questions!

Kindly,
Jackie Dowling

For questions about scholarships and applications please get in touch with Jackie Dowling at scholarship@nstalenttrust.ns.ca

The Brucebo and W.B. Bruce Fine Arts Scholarships for Canadian Artists

The Brucebo and W.B. Bruce Fine Arts Scholarships for Canadian Artists

http://www.bruceboscholarships.ca

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a talented emerging professional Canadian artist providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The Brucebo fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe, where two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, met in Paris, married and after many years on the European continent, settled on Gotland Island. With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70’s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art. To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

 

The Brucebo funds a three months’ working residency – starting  June 1 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of the Hanseatic and Medieval City of Visby. The scholarship includes the use of the studio cottage, and a stipend of 50 000 SEK (approx. $7,500 CAD) that covers travel expenses from Canada – Gotland (return). The scholar now also has the opportunity to extend their stay until October 1. Upon leaving the island, the artist is requested to donate an artwork made during their summer residency with the Canadian Collection at the Brucebo museum.

The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship provides 30.000 SEK (approx. $4,500 CAD) for a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year. The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. As a final part of the ‘travel scholarship’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.

The scholarships are administered by Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Associate Dean’s Office in Montreal and the Chair of the Brucebo Fine Art Evaluation Committee: Jessica Auer. For more information on the scholarships, the residency or your application contact Jessica Auer, Concordia University

Application deadline 31 Jan. 2020

Media Art Scholarship Information Session

Media Art Scholarship Info Session

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm
2238 Maitland St.

It’s that time of year again! We’re now accepting applications to our 2019/2020 Media Art Scholarship Program.

The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity for emerging artists to create a media art project. Selected applicants are required to make a media art piece in a medium in which they have little to no previous experience. Applications are due on Thursday, June 6th, 2019. You can read more about the program and how to apply here!

Questions on how to apply? We will be offering an informative information session on how to apply and will be answering any questions you may have on Sunday May, 26th at 2:30pm. This is a new date from our original info session which had to be posponed due to scheduling conflicts. Everyone is welcome!

Can’t make it out but still have questions? You can always give Tori a call at (902)422-6822 or email tori@cfat.ca

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship Deadline May 1 at 5 p.m.

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship Deadline May 1 at 5 p.m. (ADT)

For 75 years, the The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has provided scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

Our annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, fine craft, and design. Over 1,000 Nova Scotians have received scholarships in the last 75 years.

All information to apply can be found at nstalenttrust.ns.ca/scholarships/apply

Questions: contact us at scholarship@nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Please share with your art students and friends.

Call for Submissions: CFAT Media Art Scholarship

Installation Shot of ‘Still Life’ by Julie Robert. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Call for Submissions:
2019/20 Media Art Scholarship Program

Applications Due: Midnight, Thursday June 6th, 2019

You’ve been asking and we’re finally ready! CFAT is pleased to open up the call for submissions to the 32nd Annual Media Art Scholarship program. The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity for artists who propose to make a media art project. Selected applicants are required to make a media art piece. More info on the program can be found here..

All applications are to be submitted by email totori@cfat.ca with the subject line ‘Media Art Scholarship’. Physical applications will not be accepted. CFAT offers free access to our computers for anyone working on an application for our programs. Let us know by phone or email if this is necessary, as well as the program to which you are applying, and we will arrange this with you.

We will be holding an info session on how to apply on May 15th, 2019 at 6pm at the Centre for Art Tapes (2238 Maitland St). If you have any questions about the program or submission process call Tori Fleming, Programming Director at (902) 422-6822 or email tori@cfat.ca .

Please submit the following information:

Contact Info
Name
Email
Phone Number
Address

How did you hear about the scholarship program?

Why do you think you would benefit from a mentorship program?
While the Scholarship program is a great resource for equipment, facilities and promotion – we consider the most important part of the program to be the mentorship we provide from experts in media art. Why do you think you would benefit from one on one mentorship? Why is this a good point in your life for mentorship? (250 words max.)

Title of Proposed Project

Conceptual Outline
Please describe the concept/theme/idea of the work. (250 words max.)

How will the project look/sound/function?
What form/medium will the final project take? (250 words max)

How do you envision the project being presented?
What will the audience see? How will they interact with the piece? Will the work be screened in a theatre setting? Installed in a particular space? Audio on headphones? Etc. (250 words max)

What past experience, if any, do you have with media art?
Please note that this is just for our reference in building workshops, inexperience will not prevent you from being admitted to the program. (250 words or less)

What programs/skills do you think you will need?
(Ex. Sound recording, colour correction, circuit bending, etc.) It’s ok if you’re not sure entirely what would be needed – we just want an idea of what tools you’re thinking about.

Are you able to attend regular Thursday evening workshops from August – December 2018?

Attach a CV or resume of any relevant experience you may have.

Up to 6 images.
Images can be of past work, or used to illustrate your idea.

Questions? Feel free to call CFAT Programming Director, Tori Fleming at (902) 422-8622 or by email at tori@cfat.ca

Centre for Art Tapes
2238 Maitland Street, Halifax, NS B3K 2Z9

March Break is coming, we’re hiring, we got some award nominations, and there’s a phantom at Ross Creek!

March Break is almost here!

Ross Creek’s March Break day camps are fast approaching, but you can still sign up for some of the programs.

All Ross Creek Arts Camps are taught by professional artists and lead by fabulous counselors. Whether it’s creating a masterpiece, having an outdoor adventure, or making new friends, our camps have something for every kid! Find out about some of our instructors here.

Ages 4-7: Explore a theme!
Ages 8-11: Develop new skills!
Ages 12-18: Advance & excel!

Camps are individual days, and run from 9am to 5pm, with each day different from Monday to Friday.

Along with our arts programming, campers enjoy different daily indoor and outdoor recreation, such as: our ‘Maple Magic’ tour, campfire (with s’mores!), games, hikes, and a Creekster hunt!

Camp price includes our kid-friendly, nutritionally considered lunches as well as a healthy midmorning snack. Our in-house chef also offers an optional afternoon tuck shop that serves a selection of homemade treats ($1/ item)!  Find out about our chef here!


Hiring both permanent and summer staff now!

We have a fabulous team at Ross Creek, creating magic for our local, national and international community, all while on this spectacular landscape. If you want to be part of that magic, why not apply?

See our hiring values here
See our open positions
here. 


Two Planks nominated for Theatre Awards!

The Robert Merritt Award Nominations for Professional Theatre in NS came out last week, and we are beyond thrilled at Two Planks to have our work recognised and to be in such wonderful company! Congratulations all colleagues!

Two Planks received the following Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Award Nominations:

Outstanding Production (Animal Farm)
Outstanding Direction (Ken Schwartz, for
Animal Farm)
Outstanding Play (Allen Cole and Ken Schwartz, for
Animal Farm)
Outstanding Costume Design (Jennifer Goodman, for
North Mountain Vanya)
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor (Female) Burgandy Code,
Animal Farm
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (Female) Geneviève Steele,
Animal Farm
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (Female) Burgandy Code,
North Mountain Vanya
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (Male) Ryan Rogerson,
Animal Farm
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor (Male) Jeff Schwager,
Animal Farm
Outstanding Musical Direction (Allen Cole,
Animal Farm)
Outstanding Score (Allen Cole and Ken Schwartz,
Animal Farm)…

The winners will be announced at the Theatre NS Merritt Award Gala on Monday, March 25 (produced by our own Ken Schwartz), and regardless of who brings home what, we just want to say…Outstanding. It takes an extraordinary company of people to make such work, and we are thrilled for all our team, as well as for our colleagues across NS doing wonderful work.

Thanks to you for all your support! You can read an interview with Ken about the season here.
Photo: Ryan Rogerson as Old Major


Your fabulous evening makes our
fabulous theatre possible!

Join us on March 30 for a night of high drama, dancing, and delights! 
Our twisted version of a night at the Paris Opera comes complete with bidding wars, fine food, and much laughter along with some thrills.

The (slightly cheeky) celebrations begin at 6pm with cocktails, auction viewing and the first of the night’s entertainment. Grand Banquet by Cocoa Pesto Catering and Art Auction at 7:30PM, with dancing to follow. 

Carriage Service is available locally from Wolfville, Kentville, and Coldbrook. 
1 ticket is $75 or purchase a table (8 tickets) for $580
Click 
HERE for tickets or call 1.902.582.3073


Academy Scholarships! Deadline extended

Ross Creek is pleased to offer full and partial scholarships for each Teen Arts Academy discipline! Theatre, Visual Arts, Film, Choreography, Writing and Music. The Academy is a two week immersive arts program providing professional direction and focus to help teens realize their inner artist. An exceptional faculty works closely with each student pushing individual growth while encouraging collaboration.

Kudelka Memorial Theatre Scholarship
Joseph Lappin Memorial Choreography Scholarship
Devour Film Festival Film Scholarship
Writer’s Federation Writing Scholarship
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Scholarship
Ross Creek’s Music Academy Scholarship

All scholarship applications will now be due March 31, 2019 and may require letters of reference, so please apply early. To learn more about about each scholarship and their application process please visit our website

Our mailing address is:
Box 190  555 Ross Creek Road, Canning NS, B0P 1H0 

Talent Trust Scholarship Application Deadlines are coming up fast

Talent Trust Scholarship Application Deadlines are coming up fast.

  • for Spring/Summer study March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
  • for Fall/Winter study May 1 at 5:00 p.m.Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (ADT)

All applications must be submitted by these dates.

The scholarship application process will again happen online.

Our annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design.

The NSTT advises applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their applications early since there are some changes to submission procedures this year.

For more information, go to nstalenttrust.ca or call the Talent Trust at (902) 492-6801 or send an email to scholarship@nstalenttrust.ns.ca

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

 

Scholarship deadline 31 Jan 2019

for Canadian artists

The Brucebo and W.B. Bruce Fine Arts Scholarships

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a talented emerging professional Canadian artist providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The Brucebo fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe, where two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, met in Paris, married and after many years on the European continent, settled on Gotland Island. With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70’s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art. To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

The Brucebo funds a three months’ working residency – starting June 1 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of the Hanseatic and Medieval City of Visby. The scholarship includes the use of the studio cottage, and a stipend of 50 000 SEK (approx. $7,500 CAD) that covers travel expenses from Canada – Gotland (return). The scholar now also has the opportunity to extend their stay until October 1. Upon leaving the island, the artist is requested to donate an artwork made during their summer residency with the Canadian Collection at the Brucebo museum.

The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship provides 30.000 SEK (approx. $4,500 CAD) for a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year. The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. As a final part of the ‘travel scholarship’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.

Eligibility: The Brucebo foundation would like to support emerging and early-mid career artists. Eligible applicants must be Canadian Citizens who have studied fine arts within the last ten years. Self-taught artists with less than ten years of exhibition experience may also apply.

Deadline for applications: January 31st of each year. The scholarships are administered by Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Art , Associate Dean’s Office, Montreal and the Chair of the Brucebo Fine Art Evaluation Committee.

You may contact Jessica Auer with questions at: brucebosubmission@gmail.com.

Find the application form and submission procedures under the Application link. or Google Brucebo Scholarship

Photo by Sara A. Tremblay

Say hello to 2018/19 Media Art Scholars!

Say Hello to the 2018/19 Media Art Scholars!

We’re so excited to announce the participants for the 31st Media Art Scholarship program. You can read more about the program here.

 

NAT chantel

NAT chantel is a primarily self-taught artist who engages repetitive processes to recall memory and personal history as a way to reclaim the body and voice. NAT has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. Through mentorship with interdisciplinary artist Kate Ward, NAT was selected into the 2017-2018 VANS Mentorship Program, and the Summer Professional Development Residency with NSCCD (2018.) She is a Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipient (2017 & 2018) and an active member in Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia Basketry Guild.

“Echoes in Memory”, is a response-based, sculptural sound installation that explores the acoustic and resonant potential of copper. By supporting vibrations and energetic sound heard only through amplification, NAT will investigate ways to visualize sonic voice and shape cocoon forms that become vessels for carrying – vessels for containment – vessels for holding.

Photo courtesy of Kate Ward.

Lorraine Albert

Lorraine Albert is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and designer whose practice is rooted in lateral conceptual ideation. Her practice is found where notions of space (place), body (movement), and time (pace) converge. She has a degree in Graphic Design (Dawson College), a Bachelor of Fine Art (Concordia University) and a Masters of Fine Art (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University). Her work has appeared in various festivals, galleries, and sites within Canada and Australia.

Silent Solo Symphony is a fully immersive experiential installation that makes use of motion sensors and participant’s body movement to create a musical composition.

Regine Tiu

Regine Tiu is a Taiwanese-Filipino immigrant and sexual assault survivor. Having resided in many countries and cities in her lifetime, she continually explores the liminality of self and home.

Not your jolie poupée is an attempt to articulate the disjointed living experience of a female body. With a mixture of print, media and sculpture, this project aims to defy the male gaze and simultaneously eradicate erroneous cultural stereotypes.

Julie Robert

Julie Robert is a ballet and contemporary dancer originally from Montréal, Québec. She graduated from the professional dance program at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2015. She is currently a dance artist with the Mocean Dance company and teaches ballet and contemporary dance in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Still Life is a video-based installation which will seek to juxtapose still life with movement/dance into a tableau vivant, creating an immersive space that redefines our relationship with time and heightens our sensitivity to movement. By playing with idleness, subtle repetition and image speeds, the footage will create a durational, multi-channel video installation that will be seamlessly looped, diminishing the awareness of time.

Carrie Allison

Carrie will be working towards building interactive websites for her art projects, The Shubenacadie River Beading Project and 150. The Shubenacadie River Beading Project is a collaborative community project that stands in alliance with the Stop Alton Gas group and activates environmental activism through beading. The Shubenacadie River Beading Project’s website will include participants stories relating to the river and/or their experience participating. 150 is an interactive art installation consisting of one hundred and fifty beaded bracelets that depict a number relating to an event in Indigenous history. 150 highlight pressing and disturbing histories that are shared by many Indigenous peoples across Canada. Viewers access a legend through scanning an integrated QR code that directs the viewer to numbers150.com. By adding videos, audio, and a conversational element to this website Carrie hopes to include more voices and perspectives in this shared history. These interactive websites will enable viewers to participate from home as well as in gallery spaces.

Carrie Allison is an Indigenous mixed-race visual artist born and raised on unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Situated in K’jipuktuk since 2010, Allison’s practice responds to her maternal Cree and Metis ancestry, thinking through intergenerational cultural loss and acts of resilience, resistance, and activism, while also thinking through notions of allyship, kinship and visiting. Allison’s practice is rooted in research and pedagogical discourses. Her work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate and celebrate her ancestry through visual discourses. Allison looks to Indigenous, mixed-race, antiracist, feminist and environmental theorists to critically examine the world around her.

Allison holds a Masters in Fine Art, a Bachelor in Fine Art and a Bachelor in Art History from NSCAD University.

Lux Habrich

Having moved to Atlantic Canada in 2012 to complete an Interdisciplinary BFA at NSCAD University, Lux found herself drawn to the intimate narrative potential in tactile craft processes, due to their highly political nature as a domestic, feminine and often undervalued form of production. Inspired by her mixed racial and cultural identity, Lux externalizes intense internal grievances, to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to receive moments of healing and empowerment.

Sediment of a Child (her eyes cut like flowers) is an ephemeral clay installation capturing a process of material deterioration. Layered with fragmented and nostalgic imagery of girlhood, embodied trauma and many tender words – she seeks to emulate the chaotic nature of memory and the many subconscious, untold stories and unspoken legacies that live inside each of us.

Centre for Art Tapes