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 offers congratulations to Xiuting Shi, a graduating senior at Fredericton High School who has been selected by an independent jury to receive an $8000 Fred Ross Scholarship. Ms. Shi plans to enter the University of Waterloo in September. In selecting Ms. Shi, the jury stated “Xiuting Shi is a promising young artist with a[…]
2021 Fred Ross Scholarship Recipient SHMF offers congratulations to Xiuting Shi, a graduating senior at Fredericton High School who has been selected by an independent jury to receive an $8000 Fred Ross Scholarship. Ms. Shi plans to enter the University of Waterloo in September. In selecting Ms. Shi, the jury stated “Xiuting Shi is[…]
SHMF is pleased to present two 2021 Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarships, one in academic studies and one in a studio art concentration. Based on the recommendations of a professional jury, the Board of Directors congratulates Laura Oland and Lorne Power who both will receive a $5000 scholarship to support their continuing education. Ms. Oland,[…]
Central to the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s mandate is the support of excellence in all forms of visual art. SHMF’s Career Development Program aims to to assist artists reach their creative potential at many stages of their career development through a variety of funding opportunities. SHMF invites applications for the following 2021 Career Development Programs: Fred Ross[…]
In the academic year 2020-21, Sheila Hugh Mackay Merit Bursaries were awarded to three individuals, chosen for outstanding work in visual arts. Annually, the SHMF funds merit bursaries for visual arts students at the three major New Brunswick post secondary institutions, Mount Allison University, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and the University[…]
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Mount Allison will celebrate a landmark announcement for our Fine Arts program. Fine Arts has a long history at Mount Allison, offering Canada’s first BFA 80 years ago. The announcement will ignite and advance the student experience for our emerging professional artists and arts professionals.
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s juried Award programs recognise the vital importance of visual art in the cultural fabric of New Brunswick. This year the foundation is proud to announce that it has doubled the value of the Nel Oudemans Award. Established in 2002, as a mark of respect of the many contributions of Strathbutler[…]
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation recognizes the vital importance of visual art in the cultural fabric of New Brunswick though a juried award program. The Strathbutler Award was inaugurated in 1991 to celebrate an individual artist whose career in visual art has been marked by excellence. Since the first recipient, John Hooper, twenty-five remarkable artists[…]
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