Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
In Sheila’s spirit, we are working to make NB a province where artists are supported, understood and valued.
The Foundation cannot and does not seek to replace the responsibility of the federal and provincial governments, nor the work of public institutions or professionals who work in the visual arts sector. But we can and wish to be active partners in opening new avenues, exploring new initiatives and enriching existing resources.
SHMF is pleased to announce a series of 2019 facilitation grants awarded to New Brunswick organizations working to enhance their capability in exhibition. Through this annual program, affectionately known as “The Sheilas” the foundation will dedicate $36,000 in 2019 to enhance the presentation, curation, documentation and promotion of contemporary art in New Brunswick. Based on[…]
DEADLINE: APRIL 15 Third Space is now seeking project proposals from artists, collectives and organizations to be included in THIRD SHIFT, our annual festival of public contemporary artworks! ABOUT THIRD SHIFT Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer citizens a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine their city. THIRD SHIFT holds[…]
The annual $2,000 Nel Oudemans Award acknowledges the extraordinary contribution of Fredericton weaver Nel Oudemans to Canada’s applied arts field, as well as to fine arts & craft education in New Brunswick. 2019 Nel Oudemans Award Application Guidelines This Award recognizes the pursuit of excellence in the fields of fine craft and design by emerging[…]
Strathbutler artist Herzl Kashetsky featured in unique NBM exhibition Cursive Conundrum Cursive Conundrum For many people in today’s society the above title, in cursive, of the new exhibition that officially opens at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) on Thursday, February 28, 2019 is unreadable! According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Cursive means ‘flowing often with the[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will be accepting applications for the Fred Ross Scholarship, Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship, and the SHMF International Creative Residency until March 01, 2019. The $8,000 Fred Ross Scholarship is available to a graduating New Brunswick student entering post secondary studies in visual art or fine craft at a recognized[…]
Objectives Sheila Hugh Mackay International Creative Residency is an initiative aimed at the advancement of the careers of professional New Brunswick visual artists. Bursary funds are made available through this juried program to: Encourage artists to develop their skills by giving them access to stimulating new cultural environments Promote the exchange of artistic views and[…]
The Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship is available annually to New Brunswick residents entering a recognized graduate or doctoral program in either studio based work or in academic studies in Art History, Art Education or Art Gallery and Museum Studies. A maximum of $5000 is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of art[…]
The Fred Ross Scholarship, valued at $8000, is available to a graduating New Brunswick student entering post secondary studies in visual art or fine craft at a recognized institution. This is a 4 year renewable scholarship. An initial payment of $2000 will be awarded on entrance to a recognized institution. It will be renewed annually[…]