Posted on Jan 17, 2019
Halifax, N.S. – Nominations are now being accepted for Nova Scotia’s largest cultural award.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is the most prestigious award for any work of art, of any discipline, in the province, awarding up to $37,000 to Creators annually.
The nominations deadline for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is Friday, March 1, 2019.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award celebrates works that have made a significant impact in their public presentation and are groundbreaking within their medium. In essence, the Creator has made a Masterwork.
Up to five finalist works and one winning work are selected by an arm’s-length peer jury of artists. Full guidelines on how to nominate work for this prestigious award can be found at http://nsmasterworks.ca/nominate/. Please note that artists may self-nominate their work.
Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2019. The Finalists will be announced in early summer and the Winner is announced in the fall at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala.
About the Masterworks Award
Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes excellence in all creative media and highlights works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement. Up to five Finalists and one Winner are selected by an arm’s-length peer jury of artists.
Past Winners include: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story a theatre piece created by Christian Barry, Ben Caplan, and Hannah Moscovitch; Polyphonic Lively a symphonic work created by Dinuk Wijeratne; Canvas 5 x 5, created and produced by Mocean Dance; and Ocean, a collection of poems by Sue Goyette. A full list of past winners, finalists and nominators can be found on http://nsmasterworks.ca
Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation
c/o Strategic Arts Management
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7