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Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Program and component
Supporting Artistic Practice, Sector Innovation and Development

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Field of practice
Visual Arts

Grant amount

Fiscal year

Visual Arts Nova Scotia Offers Emerging Artists Training

People attending a panel discussion with three guests.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia panel discussion, “How to get your work written about,” with Ray Cronin, Stephanie Johns, and Becky Welter-Nolan, spring 2019.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia offers a four-month program for new graduates to help them transition to life as a professional artist.

Tools for visual arts graduates

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s New Grad Assistance Program 2020 provides new art school graduates with 14 weeks of training to help them transition to life as a professional artist. Trainees have access to creation spaces, professional development workshops, networking events, and mentorship.

Creators and entrepreneurs

The workshops focus on career management and the entrepreneurial aspect of an artist’s life. The mentoring sessions help artists who have recently finished their schooling bridge the gap between education and career. By the end of the program, trainees are equipped with useful documents to begin their careers, including a portfolio and a proposal they can include in grant applications, as well as developed networks of young artists and mentors.


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