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Grand-Pré Prize

Award to a Nova Scotia Artist or Group of Artists
for Outstanding Work Reflecting Acadian Culture

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Arts Nova Scotia

Deadline Date:

07/26/19 4:30 PM - Receipt or Postmarked by Date


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Award of $5,000 to a Nova Scotia individual artist or group of artists to recognize excellence in artistic work that reflects Acadian values. Eligible artists may work in any artistic discipline. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of knowledge of arts practices, knowledge of the cultural sector, and representation of the Acadian community.

A professional artist is an artist who has received compensation from artistic activity that may reasonably be considered to be income and who meets a number of additional criteria described in the Nova Scotia Status of the Artist Legislation. These criteria include public or peer recognition, training or acquired knowledge, and the public presentation of work.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181075

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and either have been born in Nova Scotia or have been resident in the province for at least the past four years.

In addition nominees:
- Must have had an impact on the province’s Acadian culture
- Must be currently active in their artistic practice
- Must agree to be nominated
- Must not have received the Grand-Pré Prize in the past

Eligible nominees can be nominated by an individual, a cultural organization or business registered or incorporated in Nova Scotia.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Date by: July 26

Nominators are encouraged to contact the Program Officer when completing the form for consultation and assistance with the nomination process.

Applications can be delivered by hand, courier or sent by regular mail but in all cases, must be either received in the Arts Nova Scotia office by 4:30 PM on the deadline date or be postmarked no later than the deadline date.

The prize will be awarded annually, unless the peer selection committee determines that there is no suitable candidate.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For further information, contact Lauren Williams
Assistant Curator and Outreach Officer
(902) 424-0350

Send completed nomination form and support material to:

Grand-Pré Prize

In person/courier:
Arts Nova Scotia
3rd Floor, 1741 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3X8

By regular mail:
Arts Nova Scotia
PO Box 456
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

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Canada: Nova Scotia