Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Scholarship Applications for May 1 Deadline Now Accepted


Applications are now accepted for our May 1 at 5 p.m. ADT deadline for Fall/Winter studies between September 1, 2020 and April 31, 2021. 

Apply early so that we can help you improve your application and avoid last minute technical problems. Use Chrome as your browser. 

Please let the studying artists in your life know about our scholarship program.

Like you, the Talent Trust is taking measures to keep the curve of the COVID-19 infection as flat as possible.
Our staff is working from home and can be reached by email.

For questions about scholarships and applications please get in touch with our Scholarship Program Coordinator Jackie Dowling at scholarship(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca 


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Talent Trust Alumna Ariella Pahlke's Documentary 'Conviction' is part of FIN Fridays at the AGNS

Alumna Ariella Pahlke is one
Ariella Pahlke (photo credit: goodpitch.org)
of the filmmakers of Conviction.

The Documentary will be shown at FIN Fridays at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Friday, March 27, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Conviction by Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes, 2019, 78 minutes

Three filmmakers collaborate with women on the inside to imagine what they would have needed in their lives to avoid incarceration.

Bianca, Treena, Laura, and Caitlin are a stark reflection of the troubling worldwide tendency to criminalize and imprison the most vulnerable in society—those most affected by poverty, addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness. Together with long-time prisoners’ rights advocate Kim Pate and others, these women collaborate with the filmmakers to answer a deceptively simple question: What would you have needed to avoid incarceration? Through art, photography, filmmaking and poetry, the women inside ....


Read more at 
https://artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/events-programs/fin-fridays-conviction

FIN Fridays is part of the Atlantic Cinematheque, a new partnership by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with FIN Atlantic International Film Festival that focuses on works by Atlantic Canadian filmmakers about Atlantic Canada that screens in the Windsor Foundation Theatre on the last Friday of every month.



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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Congratulations To All Theatre NS Award Nominees Including Talent Trust Alumni


Congratulation to our Talent Trust alumnae for their nominations for a Theatre Nova Scotia 2020 Robert Merritt Award!

Veronique MacKenzie for Outstanding Choreography in Ben Hur with Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre and The Children with Keep Good [Theatre] Company.

Laura Vingoe-Cram for Outstanding Direction in The Children with Keep Good [Theatre] Company.

Eszther Horvath for Outstanding Musical Direction in Brundibar with Halifax Theatre for Young People. 

Shauntay Grant for Outstanding New Play by A Nova Scotian and Outstanding Production for The Bridge with 2b theatre and Neptune Theatre in association with Obsidian Theatre. 

Congratulations to all nominees! You can find the full list at Theatre Nova Scotia's website: 
https://www.theatrens.ca/robert-merritt-awards/nominations

photo credit: websites of all the mentioned artists above


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Reeny Smith in concert - Inspiring Women In Song - Hosted by CIOE 97.5 FM

Inspiring Women in Song


CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY


Join CIOE 97.5 FM and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women as they launch a week of events and programs to celebrate International Women’s Day with this special concert.

Featuring East Coast Artist: Erin Costelo, Reeny Smith and the THR!VE Children’s Choir.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


SPATZ THEATRE in HALIFAX

Tickets are on Sale Now: $25.00 Each

Order online or in person at the Studios of CIOE 97.5 FM
11 Glendale Ave, Lower Sackville – 902-252-7975


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Artist Talk with Shauntay Grant and Hope Masike (Zimbabwe)

Get a behind-the-scenes look
at the creative process as playwright and Talent Trust alumna Shauntay Grant workshops scenes from a new theatrical work-in-progress. 

February 27 at 7 p.m. 
at the Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. 

She will be joined by Zimbabwean musician Hope Masike for this special event.

Admission is free.
Shauntay’s play The Bridge was produced at Neptune Theatre in 2019 in collaboration with 2b theatre company and Obsidian Theatre.

This event is part of TD presents: African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries.


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Classical guitarist Dale Kavanagh to perform at Cecilia's Retreat

Cecilia’s Retreat features
Dale Kavanagh
Talent Trust alumna and internationally acclaimed classical guitarist 

Dale Kavanagh on

Saturday, February 22
at 11 a.m.


Originally from Halifax, Dale Kavanagh is now one of the outstanding interpreters of the international guitar scene and Musique Royale is honoured to present her in her native province.

Please reserve a spot by getting in touch with Barbara Butler if you would like to attend. Tickets are $35.

A tasty brunch follows the morning performance.

Cecilia’s Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., RR#2 in Mahone Bay


Further information from the Musique Royale:
Dale Kavanagh is a laureate of international competitions - Segovia Competition (Spain, 1987) - Int. Guitar Competition of Gargnano (Italy, 1988) - Neuchâtel (Switzerland, 1986) - Int. Scandinavian Competition (Finland, 1988). She is a guest at major music and guitar festivals worldwide and has performed more than 1,700 concerts as a soloist and in the Amadeus Guitar Duo in over 70 countries. As a soloist in the orchestra, she has performed with many orchestras such as the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Suhl, the Berliner Sinfoniker, the President Orchestra Ankara, Symphony Nova Scotia and many more. Dale Kavanagh is also a composer. Her own compositions appear at Chanterelle, Heidelberg, Hubertus Nogatz, Essen and Edition Margaux, Berlin.


From 1998 to 2003 she was a lecturer at the Musikhochschule Dortmund, from 2003 to 2009 “Musician in Residence” at Acadia University in Canada and since 2003 she teaches as a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. From 1999 to 2014 she was exclusively under contract with Hänssler Classic, since 2014 her CDs are released with Naxos.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Brooklyn Law will be dancing in Cinderella at the Spatz Theatre on February 16, 2020

Brooklyn Law

Join the dancers of the Maritime Conservatory School of Dance. Wonderful to see that 2019 scholarship recipient Brooklyn Law is one of the dancers.

The performances will be shown

at the Spatz Theatre
on February 16
at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.


The Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St. Halifax NS, (Citadel High School)

From the Maritime Conservatory School of Dance website:
Cinderella is created and choreographed by artistic faculty of the School of Dance, Diana Rutherford, Alexa Cherrett and Julia Roberts, working in collaboration with costume director Kate Mitchelle and set designer John O'Neil.

A classic fairy tale becomes a truly magical ballet depicting a story of human kindness, perseverance and optimistic spirit.

The Maritime Conservatory School of Dance has been training dancers for more than 50 years. Our graduates are professional dancers and dance teachers, their dedication and their artistry will astound you—from our youngest dancers, prepping to be Cinderella’s mice, to our corps de ballet, who draw on their many years of dance training as they learn hundreds of steps and complex choreography.


Tickets can be purchased at https://spatztheatre.boldtypetickets.com/events/101614956/cinderella

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