Here in Nova Scotia we are lucky to have Arts Nova Scotia, an independent body that oversees government funding that goes directly to artists. In May of 2013 I submitted an application to the Grants to Individuals program for professional development in printmaking. A peer selection committee composed of established artists review applications and make final decisions on which applications receive support. I was one of those successful recipients in 2013, which led to an incredible summer and fall of learning and challenges.
I would like to thank Arts Nova Scotia for the support provided by programs like the Grants to Individuals. I look forward to sharing my experiences here over the winter.