Nocturne NOISEmakers Program

NOISE: Newcomer Opportunities & Impactful (arts-based) Experiences

NOISEmakers is a summer art workshop series brought to you by Nocturne and ISANS. The project, funded by the Province of Nova Scotia, is an opportunity to build belonging, strengthen connections, and create art in public spaces with Newcomers and Immigrants. Each year we organize a new way to connect cross-culturally and use art as a catalyst for connection here in Mi'kma'ki.

NOISEmakers: IN THE FIELD is a free professional development program for newcomer artists, creative workers and craft makers!

This program will help you:

  • make connections

  • build your resume

  • learn new skills

  • better understand the arts and cultural sector in Nova Scotia

  • Meet other artists and creative people in the community

The Basics:

You do not have to be working as a professional in your field to apply for this program. We are looking for visual artists and creative workers of all kinds, including, but not limited to: painters, ceramicists, textile artists, fashion designers, graphic designers, sculptors, filmmakers, photographers, weavers, folk artists, printmakers, and more.

NOISEmakers: In The Field will include:

6 Weeks (early July to mid-August):

  • program orientation

  • weekly meet-ups and studio skillshare

  • professional development workshops (specifically chosen for program participants)

  • individual mentorship, professional guidance and networking opportunities

  • field trips to galleries, art centers and arts and cultural spaces

8 Weeks (September to late October):

  • Participation in an 8-week studio work program at Wonder'neath Art Society (Halifax)

  • Art galleries hopping in Halifax

  • participation in the Nocturne Art at Night Festival

  • final celebration

Participants will meet weekly one night a week for 3 hours. They will have 24-hour access to studio space at Wonder'neth for the last eight weeks of the program.

A $1,000 honorarium will be paid to all of those who participate and complete this 14-week program. We will be accepting a maximum of seven participants.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Fill out and submit the application form using the Online Submission Form.

  2. Print and fill out the Submission Form (PDF). You can also fill out a paper copy at one of the following locations:

    Wonder'neath Art Society
    2482 Maynard Street
    Halifax, NS, B3K 3V4


    Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
    ℅ Melissa King
    6960 Mumford Rd Suite 2120
    Halifax, NS B3L 4P1

  3. Email your information to: [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 23, 2023.

The NOISEmakers program is made possible with the generous support of our partners:

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