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Catherine Anne Martin Wins 2021 Portia White Prize

Posted November 25th, 2021

Nova Scotia’s artists promote expression and creativity, offer new perspectives and help create positive change in our culture. The Creative Nova Scotia Awards celebrate a select few of these artists each year, highlighting their excellence in artistic achievement.

Wonder'neath Art Society Wins 2021 Creative Community Impact Award

Posted November 24th, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate Wonder'neath Art Society as the winner of the $10,000 Creative Community Impact Award for 2021. Wonder'neath was selected by peer artists in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their community through accessible, community-engaged art practices.

Zeqirja Rexhepi wins 2021 Established Artist Recognition Award

Posted November 22nd, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate Zeqirja Rexhepi who has been selected to receive the 2021 Established Artist Recognition Award. Zeqirja was selected by a committee of his peers for his excellence in artistic achievement, momentum for the future and professional recognition in Nova Scotia and beyond.

Emerging Artist Recognition Awards Announced

Posted November 22nd, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate four emerging artists who have been selected to receive Emerging Artist Recognition Awards in 2021. Carrie Allison, Dawn Shepherd, francesca ekwuyasi, and India Gailey were selected by a committee of their peers for their excellence in artistic achievement, momentum for the future and professional recognition in Nova Scotia and beyond.

Prix Grand-Pré

Posted November 19th, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are proud to announce Productions pour le peuple as the winner of the 2021 Prix Grand-Pré.

Michelle Sylliboy Wins 2021 Indigenous Artist Recognition Award

Posted November 18th, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are pleased to announce that Michelle Sylliboy has been awarded the 2021 Indigenous Artist Recognition Award.

Michelle will join Jeff Douglas on CBC Mainstreet NS today,Thursday, November 18 at 4:13 PM to discuss her work and the win.

Shauntay Grant Awarded Inaugural Black Artist Recognition Award

Posted November 17th, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are pleased to announce that Shauntay Grant has been awarded the 2021 Black Artist Recognition Award.

Hear Shauntay speak about her win on CBC Mainstreet NS with Jeff Douglas at 3:08 PM Wednesday, November 17.

Report: Building Back Better - A Vision for Culture Sector Recovery in Nova Scotia

Posted July 13th, 2021

In early 2021 the Arts Nova Scotia Board and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council hosted 10 virtual sessions, individual one-on-one consultations, and an email survey, and heard from more than 200 stakeholders about their concerns, recommendations, and visions for our sector as the province begins to plan its post-COVID-19 recovery strategies.

Call for Proposals

Posted June 10th, 2021

Artistic and Event Management Team for Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala (November 2021)
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are seeking proposals from an Artistic and Event Producer to coordinate the production of the 2021 Creative NS Gala programming and event delivery. The final concept and content of the event (including artists/performers) will be determined by the Artistic/Management Team in consultation with Arts Nova Scotia.  

Online Q&A: Emergency Support for Arts and Culture Organizations

Posted December 1st, 2020

Has your organization received an Arts NS Organizations & Small Groups project grant in the past three years? You may be eligible for the Emergency Support for Arts and Culture Organizations Program. Applications are due December 7th.

Click here for program guidelines.

Q&A Info

Virtual Zoom information session about the  Emergency Support for Arts and Culture Organizations Program

New Award Announced: Black Artist Recognition Award

Posted November 17th, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are pleased to make a special announcement of a new award! Next year the Creative Nova Scotia Awards will include the Black Artist Recognition Award. We recognize this award is long overdue and it is time that this vibrant and essential part of our cultural community is properly acknowledged for its immense value and impact. The establishment of this prize is a positive step for the future and we look forward to nominations in the coming years.

Artists Honoured at Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Posted November 15th, 2020

Nova Scotia artists demonstrate inspiration, creativity, and innovation. To recognize those talents they were honoured on Nov. 14, at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Halifax which celebrates excellence in artistic achievement.

"Our province is home to a unique past filled with generations of rich history and stories, often told by talented artists," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft. "Congratulations to this year's award recipients who inspire the next generation of artists to showcase their extraordinary work to the world."