March 1, 2014 NSTT Application Deadline for Spring/Summer Study is now closed.
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is no longer accepting applications for Spring/Summer study as its March 1, 2014 deadline has passed.
The online application system will be closed for maintenance for a few days before re-opening to accept applications for our Fall/Winter study. The NSTT strongly urges all applicants to apply early to avoid any difficulties with your application, technical or otherwise. The NSTT’s Fall/Winter application deadline date is 11:59 pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time) on May 1st, 2014.
Thank you for your interest.
Application Deadline fast approaching
March 1 for Summer study May - August (The online application submission is open until 11:59 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on March 1st.)
May 1 for Fall/Winter study September - December AND/OR January- April (The online application opens on March 2nd and closes on May 1st at 11:59 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time)
Disclaimer: You can only apply for one application deadline at a time. Once the deadline date for Spring/Summer study has closed as of 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST), March 1, the submission system for Fall/Winter 2014 applications will open on March 2.
Isaac Fresia at Anna Leonowens Gallery
1891 Granville Street, Halifax
February 4 - 8, 2014
Monday, February 3 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
There is a reluctance that exists around touching artwork. I have created a collection of kinetic objects composed of wood, metal, and plastics. Without a participant, the kinetic potential of each object remains dormant. It is up to the viewer to activate them.
Isaac Fresia is the winner of the NSTT 2013 RBC Emerging Artist Award and 2011 Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/VANS Award.
Ambera Wellmann is a part of Capture 2014: Nova Scotia Realism
Dalhousie Art Gallery 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4
Curated by Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis
The artists in the exhibition are: Alan Bateman, Douglas Boutilier, Malcolm Callaway, Anthony Clementi, Richard Davis, Tom Forrestall, Peter di Gesu, Susan Gibson, Christopher Gorey, Peter Gough, Adam Gunn, Paul Hannon, Ed Huner, Derrick Dale Johnson, Joy Snihur, Wyatt Laking, Gord MacDonald, Roy Mandell, Katie Melanson, Shelley Mitchell, Yanina Movchan, Onni Nordman, Jaye Ouellette, Susan Paterson, Mary Reardon, Steven Rhude, Anna Syperek, Tom Ward, and Ambera Wellmann.
More about the exhibition can be found at http://artgallery.dal.ca/exhibitions/index
Will Fisher Chords Quartet
Will Fisher winner of the 2008 Chico Berardi Award and Andrew Boudreau winner of the 2012 Chico Berardi Award perform toghether.
January 9th, 2014
Stayner's Wharf (Halifax, NS)
Returning to Stayner's Wharf for the first show of 2014, the Chords Quartet will feature a group led by Will Fisher, the 2008 Chico Berardi recipient and Andrew Boudreau, the 2012 Chico Berardi recipient, with well-known local Halifax musicians Geordie Haley (guitar) and Tom Easley (bass). The group will be showcasing a mixture of original music pulling from diverse influences of the classic, contemporary and world jazz scenes.
Find out more about those two friends from Truro by following this link.
Francesca Nardi and Lucas Porter
to receive the first
2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Exellence Awards
The 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Awards, valued at $10,000 each, will be awarded to any recipient, regardless of age, from any artistic discipline, who best exemplifies the qualities embraced by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, that of the utmost commitment, promise, exceptional technique, talent and the highest achievement of excellence, someone who demonstrates the passion and drive to become a professional Nova Scotia artist in their field of discipline. These two awards will be awarded every December for the next ten years and are the legacy of the 2011 Canada Games Young Artists of Excellence Program. In its inaugural year the two $10,000 awards were received by Halifax flamenco dancer Francesca Nardi and classical pianist Lucas Porter from Port Williams.
Photo: Jean-Paul Deveau (Chair, 2011 Canada Games Host Society) with Francesca Nardi, flamenco dancer from Halifax
Photo: His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd) Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia with Lucas Porter, classical pianist from Port Williams
Please find a list of all 2013 Award Recipients here.
Posted December 17, 2013
Congratulation to all 2013 NSTT Special Awards and Scholarship Recipients!
Posted December 17, 2013
Thank You Suzanne Rigden!
Your performance at the Portia White Award Gala Concert by Dalhousie's Music in Medicine Program was fantastic. Thank you to the Dalhousie Medical Choir, the Sackville Concert Band, the many volunteers involved and especially to Dr. Gerri Frager, Ana Bela Sardinha, David Elliott, Jim Forde, Bryan Crocker, and the Rigden family.
Photo: Suzanne Rigden with her mother (first row) and Adrian Hoffman, Chair NSTT
Portia White Award Gala Concert
Dalhousie Music in Medicine - Twelve Years of Supporting “Tomorrow’s Artists Today”
The Portia White Gala concert will feature the Dalhousie Health Professions Choral and Ensembles and the Sackville Concert Band in an eclectic program that ranges from traditional chorale works to Disney to polkas to Christmas music. Suzanne Rigden, soprano, the 2007 Portia White Award winner will be performing as our special guest artist.
Proceeds of this concert go to support a young Nova Scotian musician through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. The NSTT was started in 1944 to assist the career of Portia White and has continued in its support of talented Nova Scotian artists in their formative years. The Dalhousie University Humanities-HEALS Program is pleased to be able to make a yearly contribution to this worthy cause.
Cindy Thong, piano to perform with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
Truro: First United Church, 711 Prince Street
Malcolm Forsyth Natal Landscapes
You can find more information at
Lucas Porter (NSTT Lieutenant Governor Award 2011) plays Chopin on November 21, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Nova Scotia piano prodigy Lucas Porter is the two-time winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the youngest student of the Glenn Gould School to ever win its prestigious Concerto Competition. In 2011, he was awarded the NSTT Lieutenant Governor Award. Now, Lucas returns to Symphony Nova Scotia to perform one of Chopin’s best-loved works, the brilliant Piano Concerto no. 2. The orchestra also takes on dramatic symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev, all under the direction of the Montreal Symphony’s rising star conductor, Nathan Brock.
Ambera Wellmann shows at Page and Strange Gallery
Posted: October 30, 2013
Ambera Wellmann, visual artist
I received an Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant last spring and am putting the final touches on the work for an exhibit at Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax that opens on November 1st. Then I'm off to Finland for an artist residency at the Arteles Creative Centre, and after that, South Korea!
I'm so grateful for the support I received from NSTT during those early years of my development in school. It ended up influencing the amount of time I was able to spend on my work during that period and had such positive lasting effects.
Kindest regards, Ambera Wellmann
Find Ambera's work here: http://amberawellmann.com/
Francesca Nardi - Nova Scotia Talent Trust's First Goodwill Ambassador
October 22, 2013