Awards & Scholarships
The NBFA works closely with donors to establish endowments to create awards and scholarships. These endowments reflect the interests of donors and their creative approaches to supporting the arts.
J.D. Irving Arts and Cultural Partnership Award
Created in 2009, the J.D. Irving Arts and Cultural Partnership Award is given to recognize a public sector or private organization or institution, for the significant impact it has made through its innovative and unique contribution to raising the public profile of arts and culture in New Brunswick. When choosing the recipient, consideration will be given to the total involvement of the organization, in areas such as, employee participation, monetary contributions, in-kind support of professional services or products, creation of jobs and inclusion of the art in the organizational culture.
Mrs. Indu Varma, Chair of the NBFA and Mr. Brian Johnson, owner of the Kingswood Entertainment Centre, Fredericton.
- 2010 Brian Johnson
- 2009 Parise Côté, Lori-Ann Cyr and Sylvain St-Onge
Caisses populaires acadiennes Arts and Cultural Management Award
Created in 2009, the Caisses populaires acadiennes Arts and Cultural Management Award is given to recognize an individual who is the manager or the executive director of an arts organization. The award is given to celebrate excellence in professionalism, leadership, management, promotion, and exceptional contribution to the arts and cultural sector in New Brunswick.
Mr. Marco Plourde, Communication and Public Relations Officer, Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes; Ms. Meredith Snider, Executive Director, Gallery Connexion; and Mrs. Indu Varma, Chair of the NBFA.
- 2010 Meredith Snider, Gallery Connexion
- 2009 Tim Yerxa
Municipality of the Arts of the Year Award
Created in 2002, the Municipality of the Arts of the Year Award recognizes a municipality in New Brunswick that has distinguished itself by its achievements and its contribution to the literary arts, performing arts (music, theatre and dance), cinematic arts (film and video), visual arts, craft, community cultural development or arts education.
Councillor G. O’Brien; Mayor Brad Woodside; Anne E. Bertrand, Q.C., Chair of the NBFA; Councillor Jordan Graham; Angela Watson, Cultural Development Officer; Councillor Eric Megarity and Councillor Stephen Chase.
- 2009 City of Fredericton
- 2005 City of Moncton
- 2004 City of Edmundston
- 2003 Town of Sackville
- 2002 Ville de Caraquet
TD Canada Trust Award for Arts Organization of the Year
Created in 2002, the TD Canada Trust Award for Arts Organization of the Year recognizes and rewards organizations who have distinguished themselves by their achievements and their contribution to the literary arts, performing arts (music, theatre and dance), cinematic arts (film and video), visual arts, craft, community cultural development or arts education.
Ms. Theresa MacArthur, TD Canada Trust Financial Services Manager, Westmorland St., Fredericton; Mr. Don Matheson, Executive Director, New Brunswick Youth Orchestra; and Mrs. Indu Varma, Chair of the NBFA.
- 2010 New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
- 2009 Frye Festival
- 2008 The New Brunswick Federation of Music Festival
- 2007 Saint John Theatre Company
- 2006 Gallery Connexion
- 2005 Festival acadien de Caraquet
- 2004 Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
- 2003 Théâtre populaire d’Acadie
- 2002 New Brunswick Filmmakers' Cooperative
Charlotte Glencross Scholarship for Professional Development in the Arts
Established in 2009, in the name of Charlotte Glencross, the late Miramichi born textile artist, art administrator, arts educator and champion of the arts, this juried scholarship aims to support developping practitioners in the arts.
Mrs. Kim Vose Jones, professional artist, and Mrs. Indu Varma, Chair of the NBFA.
- 2010 Kim Vose Jones
- 2009 Whitefeather Hunter
Nel Oudemans Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2002, in the name of world known artisan, the Nel Oudemans Memorial Scholarship offers support for advanced studies in fine crafts. This juried scholarship will be awarded to the most promising candidate on the basis of the applications submitted.
Ms. Rachel MacGillivray, student at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and Mr. Jack Oudemans, husband to late Mrs. Nel Oudemans.
- 2010 Rachel MacGillivray (textile)
- 2009 Heather Urdang (textile)
- 2008 Aidan Stanley (metal smith)
- 2007 Paula Stockdale (textile)
- 2006 Amanda Harmon (drawing)
- 2005 Jolène Dubé (sculpture)
- 2004 Lawrence Power (painting)
- 2003 Alison Murphy (textile)