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 period for the 2024 Sheila grant cycle is now closed. Organizations will be informed directly about the status of their applications by April 1st, 2024. Thanks to all applicants for building a strong arts community.
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will be accepting applications for the three following career development programs until March 1st, 2024. 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 institution. The $5000 Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship is[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will be accepting applications for 2024 Sheila Grants until February 15, 2024. New Brunswick visual arts organizations and collectives can apply for funding within the range of $10,000 to $20,000 in one of two categories: Infrastructure projects (physical, digital or human resources) that will build the long-term capacity of organizations[…]
New Brunswick, filmmaker Matt Brown’s new documentary, Mountains of Wonder premieres on Sunday December 17th at Saint John Arts Centre. This film, in conjunction with the exhibition Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth, curated by Amy Ash, profiles the life and concerns of artist and community leader Kathy Hooper. This first screening of the[…]
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[…]
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