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Portia White Prize

Awards to Nova Scotia Artists to Recognize
Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Practice

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Arts Nova Scotia

Deadline Date:

07/26/19 Postmarked or Receipt


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Award of $7,000 and an award of $18,000 to Nova Scotia interpretive and creative artists who have made a significant contribution to the province’s cultural life. Artists may work in any medium, and should have attained professional status, recognition, and mastery in their field. One primary and one secondary recipient are chosen each year. Nominated artists must be currently active in their artistic practice.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169431

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The primary recipient will receive $18,000 and a certificate of recognition.

A secondary recipient, who is an emerging Nova Scotia artist or a Nova Scotia cultural organization selected by the primary recipient, will receive $7,000 and a certificate of recognition.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Creative and interpretive artists working in any medium, who either were born in Nova Scotia or who have been resident in the province for at least the past four years, may be nominated.
In addition nominees,
- Must have made an impact on the province’s cultural life.
- Must be currently active in their artistic practice.
- Must agree to be nominated.
- Must not have received a Portia White Prize in the past.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for Portia White Prize Deadline extended: July 26, 2019

How to Nominate an Artist:
- Eligible nominees must be nominated by three individuals who are all currently residents in the province, or, by a cultural organization or business registered or incorporated in Nova Scotia.
- Nominators may make one nomination per year.
- Nominators are encouraged to contact the Program Officer when completing this form for consultation and assistance with the nomination process.


Contact Information:

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

Send completed nomination form and support material to:

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

By Regular Mail:
Arts Nova Scotia
PO Box 456
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

For further information contact:
Lauren Williams
Phone: (902) 424-0350

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Canada: Nova Scotia