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.

How to Support Us

There are many ways you can support the Talent Trust and contribute to the ongoing success of our future Nova Scotian artists! 

BASKET OF ART: A new draw is planned for 2018. (Buy some raffle tickets and win a basket full of art experiences from concerts, to good dinning, to dance shows, and theatre. Draw will be held at the Special Awards Ceremony at the Central Library, Halifax.)

VOLUNTEER: If you have free time, we are always looking for volunteers to sit on our board or help out at some of our functions like the annual Portia White Concert on November 30, 2018 and the Special Awards Ceremony on December 11, 2018. 

We will also need Raffle Ticket sellers. 

DONATE: If you would like to give, you can make a donation, right here on our website. Simply click on the DONATE button here or in the upper right hand corner of our website!

LEGACY GIFT: If you feel you would like to make a bigger contribution and help secure the future of the NSTT you might want to contact the NSTT Foundation or our Executive Director Jacqueline Steudler at director(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca.

SPONSORSHIP: If you are a business, we would be happy to discuss a sponsorship partnership with you.  As a registered charity, there are many different options available for you to support art education and be a part of our upcoming 75th anniversary year in 2019. Our Executive Director Jacqueline Steudler will be glad to answer your questions at director(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Purchase this beautiful artwork and support art education.

Botanical by Richard Mueller

Botanical by Richard Mueller, etched glass, fabric, collage, 23.75 x 23.75 inches. Price $1,000

Visual artist Richard Mueller donated this painting to the NSTT in support of the NSTT's Scholarship Program.

The painting is on view at our office at

Nova Scotia Talent Trust, 2307 Clifton Street, Suite 6, Halifax.
If you are interested please

Contact us directly:

By phone:  (902) 492-6801

By e-mail: director(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

By mail: Nova Scotia Talent Trust, PO Box 575, Halifax, NS, B3J 2R7

 

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