Halifax, N.S. – Nominations deadline for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is March 1, 2015. Now in its tenth year, up to five Finalists will each receive $3,000. The winner will receive an additional $22,000 for a total award of $25,000, the largest cultural award based in Nova Scotia, with a total of up to $37,000 awarded annually.
“This is a powerful incentive to take the time to complete our nomination process,” said Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation Board. “I encourage everyone to appreciate the works of art, performances of art, the art you see around you, and to nominate the one that you consider a ‘Masterwork'”.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award looks to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in all creative media and to highlight works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement.
The nomination form, with detailed guidelines updated for this year’s competition, is available from the website at nsmasterworks.ca. Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2015. The finalists and the winner are selected by an arm’s length peer jury of artists. Up to five Finalists will be announced by early summer and the Award Winner is announced in the fall at an annual arts awards evening.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is made possible by major funding from Arts Nova Scotia. The Foundation also gratefully acknowledges the support of The Craig Foundation, Scotiabank, and McInnes Cooper.