The province is encouraging young Nova Scotian artists age 16 to 22 to participate in the National Artist Program of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games.
“Nova Scotia is home to many talented young artists whose contributions to their communities make life better for families in every region,” said Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage Percy Paris. “The Halifax 2011 Canada Games represent a great opportunity for our young artists to showcase their talents and put Nova Scotia culture on the national stage.”
The National Artist Program brings together bright and talented young artists from each province and territory, representing a variety of disciplines.
The artists are challenged through facilitators, to interpret the games individually and collectively through their discipline. The artists share the results with other artists, athletes and the public.
The participants from Nova Scotia will be selected based on artistic excellence and their ability to collaborate, taking into account gender equity, and the inclusion of visible minorities representing the province’s diverse cultures and demographics.
Nova Scotia’s young artists will be selected among the following disciplines:
- visual arts
- dance/movement arts
- theatre arts
- music arts
- literary arts
The Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society is seeking a team manager for the National Artist Program.
The team manager will provide guidance and support to three artists age 16 to 22 in advance of and during the 2011 Canada Games.
The team manager should have:
- a high level of emotional maturity
- experience working with young people age 16 to 22
- a demonstrated interest in the arts, at minimum
- an understanding and appreciation of the creative and performance processes
- a commitment to the philosophy and values of the Canada Games
- an appreciation and understanding of multi-disciplinary sports events
The team manager will support, guide and advise team members, and liaise between the National Artist Program and the provincial/territorial team. They will work with the program director to ensure full participation of team members in program activities and the Games experience.
The team manager will also ensure codes, rules, regulations and requirements are met and take disciplinary measures if needed. Other responsibilities related to the program may be required.
Team manager is an un-paid, volunteer position. All travel expenses are paid.
For more information or to apply contact Susan Jeffries at 902-424-2873, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 424-0710.
The deadline for applications to be part of the National Artist Program or to be the team manager is Sept. 10. Program information and applications forms are available at http://gov.ns.ca/tch/national-artist-program.asp .
The Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be held from Feb. 11 to 27, 2011. Information about the games can be found at canadagames2011.ca .