Simon Shaw

Simon Shaw graduated with many awards and honours, including four Talent Trust scholarships, in the spring of 2007 from the Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making and Repair, Newark, England. This institution is one of the foremost violin making schools in the world. Simon is now a professional luthier practicing in Halifax.

Marc Djokic

Marc began his violin studies at the age of six with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic. He has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Kiwanis Festival of Music Rose Bowl Prize, the Hudson Community Scholarship, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Scholarship Award, and several NSTT Awards, including the prestigious Raymond Simpson Award, and the Lieutenant Governor's Award.

Natalie Alcorn

It is amazing to know that there are so many wonderful people who invest so much time and effort because they truly care about the successful development of our futures as artists. I am so thankful to have such support from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust- it is incredibly encouraging and helpful on so many levels.

Denise Djokic

Cellist Denise Djokic is one of the most exciting talents of her generation and has thrilled audiences worldwide with the youthful vigour, confidence and passion of her playing.

Marielle Groven

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has supported me every step of the way, from my earliest beginnings in the study of music to my current pursuit of a master's degree in music composition at McGill. Thanks to their generous support, I have been given the means to realize my dream of making a career in music as a composer and arranger of music. For this, I am deeply grateful.

Nova Scotia Talent Trust- Spring Deadline & News

2006 Scholarship Recipient Marielle Groven receiving a special award from Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Mayann E. FrancisInterested in a future career in the arts?  Want money to support your dreams?  The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a not for profit registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians from all over the province who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, media, film, literary and visual arts, fine craft and design.  Applications must be postmarked by the next deadline of Wednesday, April 15 for summer study applications.

The NSTT recently hired Andrea Dymond to become the part-time administrator for the Trust.  Ms. Dymond comes from a strong arts administration background, having co-founded two local theatre companies, Bunnies in the Headlights Theatre and Forerunner Playwrights' Co-op.  She has served on the Board of Directors of PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) in many different roles, including President, as well as with Exodus Theatre.  She also honed many of her administrative skills working at Dance Nova Scotia.  As well, Ms. Dymond is a professional theatre artist with strong ties to the theatre community where she works frequently as an actor, director, producer, educator and playwright with such companies as Neptune Theatre, Shakespeare by the Sea, Forerunner, DaPoPo, Irondale and Left Foot First Productions.

With the generous help of local company, ImmediaC, the NSTT has recently updated and re-launched its new website

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