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.
The application cycle for 2024 SHMF Career Development Programs for New Brunswick visual artists is now open. For full information and deadlines for the Fred Ross Scholarship, the SHMF Advanced Studies Scholarship and the SHMF International Residency, consult our Apply page.
Each year, SHMF awards funding for impactful, timely initiatives that advance opportunities in exhibition, creation, education and art appreciation. In 2024, SHMF invites Sheila grant requests from New Brunswick visual arts organizations and collectives within the range of $10,000 to $20,000 in two categories: Infrastructure projects (physical, digital or human resources) that will build the[…]
SHMF announces a $20,000 Signature Grant to Craft Alliance Atlantic, a pan-Atlantic trade association working to support the development of the craft industry in Atlantic Canada. This grant supports the participation of six New Brunswick artists in the upcoming Collect Art Fair in London, UK from February 28 through March 3, 2024. Selected by a[…]
A major touring exhibition featuring the work of Strathbutler, artist Kathy Hooper will be presented in three major New Brunswick galleries during the 2023-24 season. This retrospective exhibition entitled “Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth” opened with an overflowing crowd at Saint John Arts Centre on November 3rd. Curated by Amy Ash, it features[…]
In the course of the foundation’s work throughout the province, the Board of Directors has contact with remarkable individuals who have made substantial contributions to the visual arts of New Brunswick province. During the annual SHMF gala celebration of visual art in our province, three remarkable women,[…]
SHMF is pleased to announce that Alisa Arsenault has won the 2023 International Creative Residency. Ms Arsenault, curator of community engagement at the Galerie D’Art Louise et Reuben Cohen. A multi-disciplinary artist, curator and arts advocate, Arsenault has been invited to participate in the Cow[…]
SHMF is proud to announce a $30,000 grant to support a unique collaboration of New Brunswick arts centres to showcase and mentor young visual artists throughout the province. Nine provincial arts centres, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Neqotkuk Art Studio, Tobique First Nation will receive funding to allow each centre to host high school[…]
Editor James Mullinger describes his quarterly magazine, [EDIT] as a “celebration of where we are and of those who create, inspire and uplift” Since 2017 he and co-founder Pamela Mullinger have dedicated themselves to covering the best of Atlantic Canada. Spanning print, digital, video content and live events, the award winning Edit Media team is[…]
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