The Visiting Artist Program has been a vital component of NSCAD’s history since 1969 and is one of the oldest programs of its kind. Each year, a diverse group of nationally and internationally recognized artists are invited to NSCAD to present their work and ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, and community members. During their stay, artists present a public lecture; join the faculty-led Visiting Artist Seminar to work closely with graduate and advanced undergraduate students; and meet with students for individual critiques.
— $2000, or $12,000 to sponsor a Visiting Artist Series (6 Visiting Artists: Foundation Studies, Fine Arts, Craft, Design, Media Arts, Historical and Critical Studies)
NSCAD University’s Visiting Artists program presents a wide range of inspiring and thought provoking public presentations by renowned national and international contemporary artists, designers, curators and experts from various visual arts fields. Individual studio visits with students are scheduled to follow the public presentations. Visitors are chosen to best reflect the diverse and cross-disciplinary nature of the program; the various approaches that are presented offer indispensable insight and inspiration for the general public and for students at crucial stages in their own artistic development.
— $3000, $18,000 to sponsor a Visiting Artist Series (6 Visiting Artists: Foundation Studies, Fine Arts, Craft, Design, Media Arts, Historical and Critical Studies)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
The Artist-in-Residence Program brings leading contemporary artists from Canada and around the world to live and work in Halifax for a period of two months. The Program encourages experimentation, dialogue and interdisciplinary work across all of the major art disciplines, and seeks to build collaborations, new work, and cultural events that bridge the local, national, and international arts communities.
The Exchange and Off Campus Study Program at NSCAD University enables students to pursue study away from the university. Independent Off Campus Study allows students to devise individual plans of study within Canada or abroad while registered for courses listed in the university calendar. Internships and practicum placements outside of Halifax would fall under this category. Exchange Study allows students to continue study at one of 70 of institutions in 13 countries that participates in exchange agreements with NSCAD.
SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES (ANNUAL/ENDOWED)
Studio-based study results in higher costs for students than a lecture-based university program. For many talented students, the price can be prohibitive. NSCAD values the generosity of its donors who provide assistance to students through annual scholarships and bursaries. Expanding student scholarship and bursary offerings is a priority at NSCAD. With your help, we hope to ensure that all students wishing to pursue a career in the visual arts, regardless of their financial circumstances, can achieve their goals and realize their potential.
Endowed Award: $25,000 / Annual Award: varying amounts
STARFISH STUDENT ART AWARDS GALA
Established by property developer and art collector Louis Reznick and NSCAD University to recognize and promote exceptional students, the award celebrates top talent across 10 visual arts disciplines at the university. The winning artist receives a $5,000 purchase prize, with their piece added to a special section of the permanent collection at NSCAD University known as “The Reznick Family Art Bank.” Nine finalists receive $1,000 each. This premier award provides young artists with vital visibility as they embark on their careers. Proceeds will be applied to the President’s Student Success Fund to equip studio and exhibition spaces with modern technology for teaching and learning. The Starfish Student Art Awards are simply a must see event for everyone interested in the advancement of visual arts in our community.
— $2,500 and $1,250 sponsorship levels.
ARTIST FOR A DAY
Artist for a Day is an open public celebration of all that is NSCAD. In conjunction with the I Love Local (HFX) event and organized by the volunteer Alumni Association, this event is a great opportunity to experience art and participate in making art. Whether it is steamroller printing or drawing or green screening, there is something for everyone at this highly anticipated event. This year’s event will be held at NSCAD’s Port Campus where the activities will take place both indoors and outside.
— $5,000, $2,500, and $1,250 sponsorship levels.