Art Out Loud, was selected as the theme of the 2015 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala as a reflection of the award finalists and winners who work tirelessly, sometimes against serious obstacles, dedicating their lives towards a career in the cultural industry.

To honour these achievements, Artistic Directors Mireille Bourgeois (IOTA) and Jeremy Webb (Off The Leash Creative) invited more than twenty talented artists to participate in the evening event in order to offer collaborative artistic expression that demonstrated the diversity of artistic vocation in the province. Visual, media, performance, light and sound design, craft, and installation were all featured and helped to emphasize that that Art is Out Loud.

2015 Artists & Performers

Mireille Bourgeois & Jeremy Webb — Artistic Directors

Performing Artists

Desiree Adams, Spoken Word

Lukas Pearse, Bassist / Composer / Media Artist

Arianne Pollet-Brannen, Artist / Costume Designer

Leigh Ann Vardy, Lighting Designer

Lydia Zimmer, Dancer / Choreographer

Film and Video Curators

Mollie Cronin

Amanda Shore

Film and Video Mentor

James MacSwain

Craft Exhibition Curator

Sara Roth

Craft Exhibition Mentor

Susan Hanrahan

Installation Artists and Other Programming

Cory Bowles, Videographer

Hannah Levin McGrath, Durational Performance

Library Artist Talk

Annie Onyi Cheung

2015 Award Recipients

2015 Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award

The town of Antigonish

2015 Lieutenant Governor Masterworks Award

Ocean, a collection of poems by Sue Goyette

2015 Portia White Prize

Dr. Walter Kemp

2015 Secondary Recipient: Opera Nova Scotia

2015 Prix Grand Pré

Arthur Comeau aka Alexandre Bilodeau (legal name)

2015 Established Artist Recognition Awards

Barbara Pritchard

Maria Osende

Shelley Thompson

Susan Tooke

Suzanne Gauthier