Halifax, N.S. – The nominations deadline for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is March 1, 2018. The Masterworks Arts Award is the largest cultural award based in Nova Scotia, with up to $37,000 awarded annually.
Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. The 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: Polyphonic Lively a symphonic work created by Dinuk Wijeratne; Canvas 5 x 5, created and produced by Mocean Dance; Ocean, a collection of poems by Sue Goyette and Beyond the Terminating Vista (Rebuild), a large scale sculptural work by Steve Higgins. A full list of past winners, finalists and nominators can be found on http://nsmasterworks.ca
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award celebrates works that have made a significant impact in their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of their varied art forms. 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/guidelines-and-nomination-form/. Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2018. The Finalists will be announced by early summer and the Winner is announced in the fall at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is sponsored and supported by Arts Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, and individual donors.