Presented by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala is an annual event that celebrates excellence in artistic achievement, notably in the announcements of two major awards, the Portia White Prize and the Lieutenant Governor's Masterworks Award. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the Established Artist, Emerging Artist and Indigenous Artist awards and the Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $95,000.

Creative Nova Scotia Gala 2019 

2019 Artists & Performers

Artistic Direction and Event Management 

HEIST  is comprised of Artistic Director Richie Wilcox, Managing Director Sylvia Bell and Technical Director Aaron Collier. 

Welcome Reception Hosts 

  • Elle Noir, Tai Europe and Lickity Splitt 

Installations and Performances by  

Awards Presentation Hosts

  • Jacob Sampson
  • Eureka Love 

Welcome 

  • Melissa Labrador 

Performances by 

Closing Celebrations 

  • DJ Douvet 
  • Elle Noir, Tai Europe and Lickity Splitt 

2019 Award Recipients

CREATIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD 

The Bus Stop Theatre 

EMERGING ARTIST RECOGNITION AWARD 2019 

Lindsay Dobbin 

Amy Brandon 

Raven Davis 

ESTABLISHED ARTIST RECOGNITION AWARD 2019

Ariella Pahlke 

Carol Bruneau 

INDIGENOUS ARTIST 2019

Arielle Twist 

PORTIA WHITE PRIZE 2019

John Little 

Protégé: The Halifax Music Co-op 

PRIX GRAND PRÉ 2019

Daniel Leblanc