News from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust:
Scholarship Recipients 2013, News from the NSTT Foundation
News, Events, and Testimonials:
Breagh Mackinnon,, Hamish Lambert, Corinne Dunphy, Gwyneth Christoffel, Wayne Burns, Suzanne Rigden, Elsa Hodder, Rosanna Harris
Community Partners

Nova Scotia Talent Trust
September 16, 2013

Dear <<First Name>>,

Today we want to celebrate our 45 Scholarship Recipients 2013. Congratulations to all!

A big thank you goes to our volunteer jury members of professional artists that spend many hours reviewing the applications (101 this year) and meet three times a year to help us support these outstanding Nova Scotia emerging artists.

Thank you as well to the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council that is supporting five named scholarships with $2,000 each through the NS Arts Endowment Fund. We are glad to present the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarships to Gwyneth Christoffel (Film), Breagh Mackinnon (Music), Isaac Fresia, (Visual Art), Amanda Schlamp (Visual Art), and Aquila Gibbons (Dance).

Kind regards,
Jacqueline Steudler                   director(at),, or NSTT Foundation

NSTT Foundation News
Tagline Competition:
You can win tickets to the Portia White Award Gala Concert on Nov. 29, 2013
The NSTT Foundation is looking for a tagline that describes in short what they are all about.

The NSTT Foundation is an Endowment Fund
that provides ongoing, stable funding for the NSTT. The role of the NSTT Foundation is to steward significant resources and make the income available to the NSTT to fund emerging Nova Scotia artists in accordance with its mandate. Read more...

As an example; the tagline for the Nova Scotia Talent Trust is helping tomorrow's artists today.
We are calling on your creativity to help us find the right tagline for the NSTT Foundation.
Please send your entries to Jacqueline Steudler director(at) by September 30, 2013 to win tickets.

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship Recipients 2013

  • Wayne Burns, Truro           Acting
  • Robyn Harrison, Truro       Set Design
  • Brad Murphy, East Bay      Set Design
Visual/Fine Arts
  • Kristy Depper, Halifax        Photography
  • Mary E. Sparks, Halifax     Painting
  • Arjun Lal, Dartmouth          Furniture Design
Literary Arts
  • Pearl Chan, Halifax                  Poetry/Prose
  • Kelly Larkin Conway, Halifax   Poetry
  • Justin Kawaja, Halifax             Poetry
  • Elsa Hodder, Halifax                     Ballet
  • Jaeda Alders - Pearl, Coldbrook   Ballet
  • Erin Atkinson, Amherst                 Ballet
  • Emily Atkinson, Amherst               Ballet
  • Monika Neufeld, New Minas         Ballet
  • Hilary Knee, Halifax                      Ballet
  • Olivia Thompson, Upper Tantallon  Ballet/Modern
  • Aliah Schwarz, Canning                  Modern/Choreography
  • Sarah Hopkin, Halifax                     Modern/Contemporary
  • Francesca Nardi, Halifax                 Flamenco
Keyboard - Piano
  • Willem Bois, Gore
  • Amy Dalziel, Dartmouth
  • Jenna Richards, Halifax
  • Lucas Porter, Port Williams
  • Cindy Thong, Head of Jeddore
  • Peter Bull, Halifax                                 Double Bass
  • Heemin Choi, Hammonds Plains          Violin
  • Lilith Richter-Stephenson, Dartmouth   Violin
Voice: Opera
  • Marcel d'Entremont, Merigomish
  • Nicholas Higgs, New Glasgow
  • Rosanna Harris, Wolfville
  • Michael Hart, Halifax
  • Patrick Simms, Cole Harbour
Brass: Euphonium
  • Matthew Sharp, Dartmouth
  • Andrew Johnson, Wolfville
  • Amelia Bruce, Dartmouth           Flute
  • Emery Van de Wiel, Antigonish  Flute
  • Anna Dickey, Dartmouth             Clarinet
  • Julia Millett, Lunenburg               Oboe
  • Darren Hicks, Middleton              Bassoon
  • Adam Langille, Lower Sackville

Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship Recipients 2013
Film & Video
  • Gwyneth Christoffel, Halifax
  • Breagh Mackinnon, Sydney
Visual Arts
  • Isaac Fresia, Halifax
  • Amanda Schlamp, Bedford
  • Aquila Gibbons, Dartmouth 

Community Partners

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians
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Atlantic Film Festival

Hamish Lambert, Concordia University website
Hamish Lambert, filmmaker (NSTT Shelagh MacKenzie Award 2010) Hamish's undergrad film Passing will be screening as part of the Atlantic Shorts on September 17 at noon and 10 p.m.. The trailer for Passing can be seen at

Gwyneth Christoffel, filmmaker (NSTT Scholarship Recipient 2013) Gwyneth's short film A Purrfect Pair will screen on September 17th at noon and 10 p.m as part of the ViewFinders Shorts.

Corinne Dunphy's documentary Well Fished can be seen on Sept 15 at 9:45 p.m., Sept 16 at 2:30 p.m. and Sept 17 at noon.

Wayne Burns (NSTT Theatre NS Award 2011/2012) stars in Bone Deep on Saturday, Sept 14 at 4:30 p.m. and is part of All the Wrong Reasons screening on Friday, Sept 13 at 7:00 p.m.
All screenings are at Park Lane Cinemas, Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Breagh Mackinnon           
Breagh Mackinnon (NSTT Scholarship Recipient 2013) Upcoming Show Sept 21: Patchwork House Concerts, Bedford, NS. For more information, and a beautiful video about her work go to

Dartmouth Community Concert Series opens with Dartmouth's Soprano Suzanne Rigden
(NSTT Portia White Award 2007) on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.. You can order tickets online through All concerts are held at Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Road in Dartmouth.

Elsa Hodder, dancer (NSTT Janice Merritt Flemming Award 2011) was interviewed during her stay in Utah where she performed in Carousel. Read  here.

If you are in Warrington, England in October please enjoy a concert with soprano Rosanna Harris (NSTT Portia White Award 2012) on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
- Brahms - Requiem with Warrington Music Society- Venue: Culceth Methodist Church, Warrington, England

Mark your calendar for the Portia White Award Gala Concert by Dalhousie's Music in Medicine Program on Friday, November 29, 2013.
More information coming soon.

The NSTT will be present for the second time at the Timeraiser, Oct 10 at Pier 21. The Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Throughout the evening meet with different agencies and match your skills to their needs. Once you have made your matches, you are eligible to bid on artwork. The big twist is rather than bid money, you bid volunteer hours. If you have the winning bid you have 12 months to complete your pledge before bringing the artwork home as a reminder of your goodwill. Early bird tickets are $10 (tax included). Get Tickets here.

Call to NSTT Scholarship Recipients: Please let us know what you are up to and I will be glad to add your creative news to our next eNewsletter: director(at)

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