Meet the 2022 Talent Trust Scholarship Recipients
Having completed the scholarship selection process for 2022, the NS Talent Trust has awarded scholarships to 45 emerging Nova Scotian artists from all over the province who are pursuing studies in Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts.
This year's Talent Trust recipients come from Glace Bay, Guysborough, Head of Chezzetcook, Wellington, Fall River, Windsor Junction, Wolfville, Shelburne, Hammonds Plains, Cape Breton, Lyons Brook, Gatineau, Mount Uniacke, Middle and Lower Sackville, as well as Bedford, Dartmouth and Halifax. It is incredible to see aspiring artists hailing from so many Nova Scotian communities. Many will begin their artistic journeys in schools and programs all around the world, from Winnipeg to Lunenburg to Switzerland. Whatever path they choose, this year's scholarship recipients represent the very best of Nova Scotia's talent.
Beginning with the very first scholarship recipient, Portia White, NSTT scholarship recipients consistently promote and enhance the Arts & Culture sector in Nova Scotia. With the support of the NSTT, they have the opportunity to perfect their craft with some of the best mentors and programs the world has to offer. Just as Portia White built a successful career and long-lasting legacy, many other Talent Trust recipients have gone on to do the same - artists like Sandra Brownlee, Breagh Isabel, Brettan Hannam, and Walter Borden. With over $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 1000 artists since 1944, there are endless stories of incredible creativity, perseverance, and success among the Talent Trust alumni.
Our scholarship recipients are chosen through a thorough and collaborative process by the Scholarship Selection Committee. This Committee functions independently and is comprised of twelve professional artists representing the six disciplines of Music, Dance, Film, Theatre, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts. The Committee members volunteer their time and expertise to review applications, provide the recipients with meaningful feedback, and name the scholarship recipients based on their skill, dedication and potential. It is with sincere gratitude to the Scholarship Selection Committee members that we present this year's scholarship recipients.
This year's 63 successful scholarships were chosen from a field of 106 applications over two submission periods ending March 1st and May 1st 2022.
Five scholarships of $2000 each are supported by the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund. This year's recipients are Kaya Panthier, Emily O'Leary, Caroline McKeen, Aidan Vaudreuil, and Hope Salmonson.
The CN Halifax Community Fund Scholarship was established in 2021 by the CN Halifax Community Board. This $1,000 scholarship goes to Jeremy Hull.
The Curtis Botham Scholarship of $1000 was generously provided by Curtis Botham, past Talent Trust scholarship recipient and winner of the Canada Games Award (2018) and Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/VANS Award (2017). The recipient of this scholarship is Ada Denil.
Together with our generous donors, sponsors, and supporters, the Talent Trust was able to award $71,000 in scholarships in 2022. Our sincere thanks go to Arts Nova Scotia, the RBC Foundation, the CN Halifax Community Board, the Craig Foundation, Curtis Botham, and our community who have made it possible to provide support to these gifted artists when they need it the most.
Below is the complete list of the 2022 Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients.
Andrea Urquhart, Executive Director
Nova Scotia Talent Trust
(902) 492 6801
About the NSTT
Since 1944, the NS Talent Trust has provided more than $2.5 million in scholarships and special awards to over 1,000 Nova Scotians pursuing careers in the disciplines of Music, Dance, Film, Theatre, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts. It is the only organization of its kind in the country.
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