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EDUCATION/CULTURE--Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program
The Department of Education and Culture is now accepting
applications for the 1997/98 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase

The Nova Scotia Art Bank was created to provide recognition to
Nova Scotian artists and to stimulate public awareness of the
visual arts through the purchase of artwork reflecting the best
of current visual expression.

Any professional visual artist, craftsperson, or private art
gallery dealer who has lived in Nova Scotia for at least the past
three years may apply to have work considered for purchase
through a juried process. Work must have been produced during the
past three years.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 1998.
Completed applications must be received by the Department of
Education and Culture, Cultural Affairs Division, by the
deadline. No exceptions for lateness will be allowed.

For details of eligibility and requirements and to receive an
application package, please contact the Cultural Affairs Division
by mail at P.O. Box 578, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2S9, or by telephone
at 902-424-4442.


Contact: Peggy Walt
         Director, Cultural Affairs Division
         Department of Education and Culture

ngr                  Dec. 16, 1997                 9:45 a.m.