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.
Since 1991, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has presented the Strathbutler Award to honor New Brunswick artists who have achieved personal excellence in any discipline of visual arts, while having had a distinctive impact on the cultural life of our province. Based on the unanimous recommendation of a professional, independent jury, interdisciplinary artist, Mathieu Léger[…]
Join us in celebrating all the wonderful artists in our midst this holiday week-end. Thanks to their creativity and the work of the wonderful arts organizations of the province, New Brunswick is indeed a vibrant and distinctive creative community.
Since 1991, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has celebrated high achievement by New Brunswick visual artists through juried award programs. The Board of Directors wishes to thank all nominators for their work in proposing candidates of distinction. Throughout the country, many join the foundation in recognising remarkable talents in our midst. Announcement of the 2021[…]
Through a juried awards program, SHMF recognises New Brunswick’s remarkable visual artists. All details available at https://sheilahughmackay.ca/how-to-apply/ The mailing deadline for the 2021 Strathbutler Award is May 31, 2021 The mailing deadline for the 2021 Nel Oudemans Award is June 1, 2021
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[…]
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