In 2020, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation dedicated $25,000 in Signature Grants to salute and support the creative spirit of New Brunswick visual arts organizations dealing with the challenges of the global pandemic. Social distancing necessitated the closure of traditional venues for exhibition, art education and celebration. SHMF salutes the entrepreneurial spirit of the dedicated staff of these institutions who embrace change and continue to serve the arts in New Brunswick.
SHMF 2020 Signature Technology Grants were awarded to the following organizations who exhibited leadership in developing electronic outreach to enrich the arts community. Their work and vision is far more than a reaction to operational challenges; it is a modern and vibrant addition to the cultural offerings of each organization.
Ax: Sussex Arts and Culture Centre
Canadian Art Magazine
Fredericton Arts Alliance
Galerie D’art Louise et Reuben Cohen
Jones Gallery Art History Lecture Series
Owens Art Gallery
Saint John Arts Centre
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
Third Space Gallery
UNB Arts Centre