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.
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, an active supporter of artistic education and growth, offers a yearly program of funding to assist and encourage excellence in the visual arts. Christiana Myers has been selected by an independent jury to receive a $5000 Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship. Ms. Myers, a leader in the New Brunswick contemporary arts[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation celebrates artistic excellence through its juried awards program. Nominations are invited for the following 2022 awards: The Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship is a biennial award of $10,000 available to New Brunswick mid-career artists and craftspeople. It is given on the recommendation of an independent jury who select artists who have[…]
SHMF is pleased to recognise the accomplishments of jeweller, Laura Boudreau, the highest-ranking student in Advanced Studio Practice certificate program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Ms. Boudreau received the inaugural Brigitte Clavette Merit Award at a small ceremony at the college hosted by Carrie Nolan, Dean of NBCCD. SHMF established this[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s Career Development programs support of the creative growth of New Brunswick artists. It is a double pleasure to award the 2022 Maurice Henri Merit Bursary to Lucia Choulakian and to honor the many contributions of Maurice Henri during his tenure as a Director of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. This[…]
With the easing of Federal government restrictions on international travel, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the 2022 SHMF International Creative Residency.
With great joy, the Board of Directors of the SHMF join the country in celebrating Brigitte Clavette, the 2022 recipient of Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in Visual and Media Arts: the Saidye Bronfman Award. Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Governor General’s Awards celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable[…]
New bilingual (French/English) publication demonstrates the extraordinary creative output of New Brunswick artist Anna Torma
Attend the virtual launch of the exhibition catalogue, Anna Torma: Permanent Danger. Meet artist Anna Torma and catalogue contributors Emily Falvey, Anne Koval, and Sarah Quinton who will be joined by Dr. Kirsty Bell, who has written extensively on Torma’s work. Participants will discuss the development of their catalogue texts and how they positioned their[…]
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