Shanice Skinner

Shanice, a soprano born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2017.

 

Shanice was Nova Scotia’s alto selection for the 2014 National Youth Choir, and soprano for the 2016 National Youth Choir tour in Alberta. She won the Talent Trust Portia White award in 2016, and received a scholarship in 2018 to continue her voice studies.

Lee Yuen-Rapati

Lee received the Talent Trust 2011 Canada Games Award in 2017, the year he began the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading in the UK, which is considered by many in the design industry as the best in the world. 

 

He completed his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Design at NSCAD University, where he taught as a guest lecturer for two years prior to beginning his MA.

Charley Young

Born in Alberta, Charley moved to Nova Scotia to pursue her BFA at NSCAD University. She received the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award and the Lieutenant Governor Award. 

 

Charley is a practing artist who teaches drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University and Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

 

 

Ian Parsons

Ian received Talent Trust scholarships to pursue studies in dance. He trained at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax, then attended Canada’s National Ballet School.

 

Ian began teaching ballet after touring with CATS in 2013, and relocated from London, UK back to Canada three years later. 

Devin Huang

Devin began playing piano in 2013 at the age of seven, and has won both awards and competitions since then.

 

He was the 2017 recipient of the first ever Gordon Murray rising Star Award, and one of the winners of the 2017/18 Chebucto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, an honour which gave him the opportunity to perform with the Orchestra in the spring of 2018.

Luciana Fernandes

Luciana received the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award in 2016. She completed her undergrad at Dalhousie University, then relocated to British Columbia to pursue her MFA in directing at UBC.

 

Luciana returned to Halifax in 2018 to participate in Neptune Theatre’s Chrysalis Project, which provides practical experience and mentorship to emerging theatre artists.

Scholarships

We've completed our 2018 application process and the online portal is currently closed. Many thanks to all the emerging artists who have applied for Talent Trust scholarships.

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Deadlines 2019

  • March 1 at 5:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time) for Spring/Summer study May - August 2019. 
  • May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ADST (Atlantic Daylight Saving Time) for Fall/Winter study September - December 2019 and/or January - April 2020.

Applicants may submit an application to the Talent Trust before they have been accepted into their proposed program of study. In fact, it is highly recommended applicants do so.

Scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $3,000.

We strongly urge all applicants to apply early to avoid any difficulties with your application, technical or otherwise.

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