2019 facilitation grants awarded to New Brunswick organizations

SHMF is pleased to announce a series of 2019 facilitation grants awarded to New Brunswick organizations working to enhance their capability in exhibition. Through this annual program, affectionately known as “The Sheilas” the foundation will dedicate $36,000 in 2019 to enhance the presentation, curation, documentation and promotion of contemporary art in New Brunswick. Based on[…]

$20,000 granted to 2018 NB International Sculpture Symposium

SHMF proudly announces a $20,000 grant to support the internship and education program of the 2018 New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium. From August 9 until September 22 a fusion of Canadian and international artists will transform the Saint John waterfront into an open sculpture studio. Four Canadian artists, Patrick Sullivan, Oliver Harwood, James Boyd and[…]

2018 Sheilas Application Guidelines

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Annual Facilitation Grant Program Grants of $2000 to $10,000 are made available annually to New Brunswick-based visual arts organizations or collectives to support one of a kind projects aimed at fostering new initiatives in the province of New Brunswick. They are awarded on the recommendation of independent assessment panels who review[…]

Sheilas Focus 2018 – 2020

In 2018, SHMF will consider proposals from organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector. With the firm belief that the arts community flourishes through consultative, creative and collaborative exchange, SHMF will be electing projects that demonstrate a clearly articulated vision, identify a target community and propose[…]

Cheney in Canadian Art Magazine

Strathbutler artist Janice Wright Cheney featured in Canadian Art Magazine … Wright Cheney’s bears are implied to be living out a gendered grief, culturally ascribed, one that seems more human than animal—though on the other hand, grief is a wild emotion, one that may well turn us into some bearish version of ourselves … The[…]

2017 Annual Facilitation Grant

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2017 Annual Facilitation Grant Program: The Sheilas The Board of Directors invites succinct concept letters from arts organizations or collectives for projects aimed at the delivery of programs dedicated to the creation, presentation and promotion of the visual arts. These infrastructure grants are intended to deepen the capacity of organizations to[…]

2016 Sheila Grant awarded to Canadian Art Foundation

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to announce a 2016 Sheila Facilitation Grant to the Canadian Art Foundation for an exciting project dedicated to the advancement of critical writing. Based on the recommendation of an independent jury, the Board of Directors has awarded $ 10,000 in support of a yearlong series dedicated to New Brunswick[…]