A’COURT PARTNERS WITH PROVINCE TO EXPAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Halifax, NS – Nova Scotian musician, Charlie A’Court, has partnered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to expand the Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music province wide.
CASEM, launched by A’Court in 2017, has been incorporated into a suite of awards offered by the province as the Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.
“Collaborating with the province on this allows me to offer CASEM to Grade 12 students from one of the province to the other. With the department’s infrastructure already in place to facilitate a larger application process, it really is a win-win, and I’m very excited to see the up-take by high school graduates,” explained A’Court.
Grade 12 students from across Nova Scotia planning to pursue post-secondary studies in creative arts are encouraged to apply for one of the four scholarships offered in the Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.
The suite includes The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts ($1000), Excellence in Performing Arts ($1000), Excellence in Digital Media ($1000), and the Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music ($500 and a mentor opportunity with Charlie A’Court).
“Nova Scotia has always been admired and respected globally for its outstanding musical heritage. The vision of this award is to help nurture that next generation of world-caliber musicianship.”
Up to 15 applicants will also be selected to receive $100. The deadline to apply is April 23. For more information on criteria and how to apply, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/creativeaward.