Students Planning To Study Creative Arts Can Apply For Minister's Awards

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 08:16 AM

Grade 12 students planning to study creative arts can apply for the Minister's Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.

Steve Machat is Director of Personal Development and Wellness with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Machat says it's the department's opportunity to recognize the great work of grade 12 students from across the province.

He says it's also to demonstrate the importance of Arts within a full and complete public education.

"And also, obviously, the contribution to society in general," he says.

"Arts is a big part of our society, significant contributor to our economy, so we want to just be able to continue to support that."

The province is partnering with The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and award-winning Nova Scotia blue musician Charlie A'Court, to provide the awards.

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available, and one of $500 is available.

Machat says $100 scholarships will also be handed out to 15 students.

He says it's recognition of student's work in a prestigious way.

"We didn't want to just be able to recognize the winner of the competition, but also the great work of others," he says.

"And for them to be able to use that as they move onto their post-secondary studies as well."

Deadline to apply is April 23rd.

Applications and information is available on the Nova Scotia website.