Signature Grant Program Deadline

The Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation considers requests for exceptional, one of a kind project grants twice annually. All letters of application or appeal must be postmarked by September 1, for consideration in the 2018 cycle. Signature Grants are made in response to exceptional opportunities and needs and they are contingent[…]

$20,000 granted to 2018 NB International Sculpture Symposium

SHMF proudly announces a $20,000 grant to support the internship and education program of the 2018 New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium. From August 9 until September 22 a fusion of Canadian and international artists will transform the Saint John waterfront into an open sculpture studio. Four Canadian artists, Patrick Sullivan, Oliver Harwood, James Boyd and[…]

New Brunswick Museum accepts donation from Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation

Media Release Publication: March 12, 2018 The New Brunswick Museum thanks the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Inc. for the recent generous donation of $20,000. The funds will be used for the development of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Award Winners at the New Brunswick Museum as well as strategic initiatives relating to the[…]

2018 Sheilas Application Guidelines

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Annual Facilitation Grant Program Grants of $2000 to $10,000 are made available annually to New Brunswick-based visual arts organizations or collectives to support one of a kind projects aimed at fostering new initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. They are awarded on the recommendation of independent assessment panels who review[…]

Sheilas Focus 2018 – 2020

In 2018, SHMF will consider proposals from organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector. With the firm belief that the arts community flourishes through consultative, creative and collaborative exchange, SHMF will be electing projects that demonstrate a clearly articulated vision, identify a target community and propose[…]

Cheney in Canadian Art Magazine

Strathbutler artist Janice Wright Cheney featured in Canadian Art Magazine … Wright Cheney’s bears are implied to be living out a gendered grief, culturally ascribed, one that seems more human than animal—though on the other hand, grief is a wild emotion, one that may well turn us into some bearish version of ourselves … The[…]

2017 Annual Facilitation Grant

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2017 Annual Facilitation Grant Program: The Sheilas The Board of Directors invites succinct concept letters from arts organizations or collectives for projects aimed at the delivery of programs dedicated to the creation, presentation and promotion of the visual arts. These infrastructure grants are intended to deepen the capacity of organizations to[…]