Members of the Nova Scotia arts and culture community are invited to mark their calendars for the fifth annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held Oct. 29 at Pier 21 in Halifax.
The gala, hosted by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council, will celebrate and showcase the accomplishments and contributions of artists across Nova Scotia. Winners will be announced for the Prix Grand-Pré, the Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award, the Established Artist Recognition awards, the Portia White Prize and the Portia White Protegé.
In addition to these awards, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterwork Arts Award will be presented to one of five finalists.
The Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala aims to profile and strengthen the culture sector that contributes more than $1.2 billion annually to the provincial economy and directly employs more than 28,000 Nova Scotians.
“Nova Scotia is home to many talented artists and arts organizations who strengthen our communities and help make life better for families,”
said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It is important that we recognize their creative excellence and acknowledge
that they make our province a better place.”
More information on the 2010 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala can be found by visiting creativenovascotia.com , including ticket reservations, award nomination forms and eligibility criteria.