Deadline for Nova Scotia Art Bank Applications Approaching

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

October 26, 2007 10:55 AM

Nova Scotia artists have until Thursday, Nov. 15, to submit applications for the purchase of their work by the Nova Scotia Art Bank.

"The art bank is one more way we are supporting the arts and culture sector in our province," said Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Bill Dooks. "Through the art bank, the work of Nova Scotian artists and craftspeople receives valuable exposure and inspires others to develop their own creative talents."

The Nova Scotia Art Bank purchase program has supported the careers of local artists for 32 years. Today, it has a permanent collection of about 2,000 works of art, which are displayed in government offices throughout the province and in special gallery exhibitions across the country.

For more information on the Nova Scotia Art Bank, see the department's website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc or contact Lois Ward at 902-424-6392 or wardlm@gov.ns.ca .


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Nova Scotia artists have until November 15th to submit

applications for the purchase of their work by the Nova Scotia

Art Bank.

The Nova Scotia Art Bank purchase program has supported the

careers of local artists for 32 years by purchasing and

displaying their work throughout the province and country.

     Today, the permanent collection boasts about two-thousand

works of art by Nova Scotia's top artists and craftspeople.

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Media Contact: Vicki Fraser
              Tourism, Culture and Heritage
              902-424-7608
              E-mail: fraserv@gov.ns.ca