Donate Aeroplan Miles to support the Off Campus Study Program which enables NSCAD students to pursue study away from the university through: Independent Study where students devise individual plans of study within Canada or abroad which can include internships and practicum placements outside of Halifax; or Exchange Study which allows students to continue study at one of more than 70 participating institutions in 13 countries.

The Art of Giving

2015–2016 Annual Fund

As a valued supporter of NSCAD I hope you will rejoice with us in the accomplishments of our small but mighty university and those of our students, faculty and alumni. It is with great pride that I share the full details of the past year’s achievements with you in our 2014-2015 Annual Report.

As the saying goes, NSCAD “punches above its weight” but we can’t do everything we do without the support of our donors.

Investment by NSCAD’s alumni and friends helps to nurture the next generation of artists, designers and craftspeople by funding a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. Gifts enable us to connect with our community in recognizing student achievement, such as the Starfish Student Art Awards, made possible through the sponsorship of more than 30 companies. Donations foster curiosity, by funding innovative research that makes our communities better and more vibrant. And, financial assistance provides for responsible stewardship of our facilities, such as the recent renovations at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, which opened this fall with an exhibition by 160 alumni.

We realize there’s a lot of competition for your charitable dollars. I invite you to join with us to allow an independent NSCAD to thrive as the backbone of Nova Scotia’s and Canada’s creative economy. Your donation to the 2015-2016 Annual Fund—no matter how large or small—is deeply appreciated by all of us who care about NSCAD.

Let me thank you in advance for your support and all it makes possible at NSCAD.

Very best wishes,
Professor Dianne Taylor-Gearing
President, NSCAD University

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 Dianne Taylor-Gearing

NSCAD Annual Report

We are pleased to present NSCAD University’s 2014–2015 Annual Report. The report is inspired by NSCAD's Strategic Framework and its four pillars: Nurture, Curiosity, Steward and Connect.  .

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Gifts to NSCAD University support the next generation of creative thinkers. They allow the university to transform the aspirations and values of our students by offering an exceptional art and design education as well as providing financial support to students through bursaries and scholarships, maintaining and improving facilities, and keeping up to date with specialized equipment. Annual undesignated gifts, in particular, give the university flexibility to allocate funds to areas of greatest need.