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Full Court 21 Canada 2023 poster

Art Pays Me at Full Court 21 2023

Art Pays Me will be hosting a pop-up shop during Full Court 21 in Halifax
Duane My Halifax Experience Cover

My Halifax Experience

Duane featured on the cover of My Halifax Experience.
Art Pays Me on Global News

Art Pays Me on Global News

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb gave us a big shoutout while sharing visual art events and openings happening in Nova Scotia.
Duane Jones NSCAD alumni profile

Duane NSCAD Alumni Profile

NSCAD University asked me to discuss my time there and my creative journey since leaving.
The Coast: Best Of Halifax 2019

The Coast: Best Of Halifax 2019

It’s that time of the year when a Halifax based magazine called The Coast asks their readers to nominate the best in various categories in the City and I’m looking for a nomination in 3 different categories. 

Black Business Summit 2019 Logo

The Pitch: Black Business Summit 2019

I will be at the Black Business Summit hosting, The Pitch, a competition where Black entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges in front of a large audience.
Duane CTV

Duane Featured on CTV News

CTV asked for my opinion on an economic inclusion initiative for African Nova Scotian construction businesses.
Art Pays Me Podcast cover featuring, host Duane Jones. Photo by Alex Pearson.

Art Pays Me Podcast

I'm excited to introduce the first episode of the Art Pays Me Podcast!
CTN Episode 40: Black Excellence Pt. 2 Featuring Alfred Burgesson

CTN Episode 40: Black Excellence Pt. 2 Featuring Alfred Burgesson

We continue with part 2 of our Black Excellence conversation with Alfred Burgesson to discuss s...
Fashion Canadiana

Fashion Canadiana

My interview with Vanessa Petey of Fashion Canadiana to discuss my creative background, reason for moving to Halifax from Bermuda and my solo show, Moments In Culture.
Changing the Narrative Episode 36

CTN Episode 36: Around The Corner

After two weeks of chaos, the crew is back to catch up and talk sex, dating and slow jams! We talk about Duane's family adventure to PEI, Lauren's preparation for Scotland and Terrence’s Toronto stories!
Changing the Narrative Episode 35

CTN Episode 35, Featuring Will Strickland

This week on Changing the Narrative, we welcome the legendary Will Strickland to talk hoops, music and more!
Changing The Narrative Episode 34 Featuring Cazhhmere

Changing The Narrative Episode 34 Featuring Cazhhmere

This week on Changing the Narrative we chat with Haligonian storyteller and director Cazhhmere live at Common Good Solutions. 
CTN Live featuring Cazhhmere

Culture Clash: CTN Live

A live recording of Changing the Narrative with special guest: Award winning film director, Cazhhmere.


I was introduced to Lance by the wonderful Kate and Emma of The Magic Project. They invited us to speak on a public panel discussion about some of the challenges of being a Black male in Halifax. I was re-introduced to Lance as aquakultre shortly after, when he performed as part of the event. I was blown away by his presence as a performer his voice and his ability to make music that feels commercial yet raw enough that the streets will still f*ck with it. With a major co-sign from CBC, when he was selected as the winner of Searchlight 2018, he'll get a chance to share his voice with a much larger audience. Follow the drip!

Changing the Narrative: Sales in the Social Media Era

This week on Changing the Narrative we jump back into some entrepreneurial talk with discussion on quality control, process and the different approaches to selling your art.
CTN Space at Good Robot

CTN Space

Changing the Narrative put out an informal call to Halifax creatives that led to us hosting our first successful live event. 


Ray is an artist in my community who deeply intrigues me. I reached out to her a few months back after being blown away by her makeup posts on Instagram. I wanted to find out a little more about her and what motivates her as artist.
Art Pays Me Toque

New Product: Art Pays Me Toque

Art Pays Me Toque.
Changing the Narrative crew.

Introducing Changing the Narrative

A podcast born out of an all too familiar frustration; navigating life as an aspiring creative. 
Gender Tee

Gender Tee Available at The Daily Grind

Visit them at 1479 Birmingham Street in downtown Halifax.
New Stockist: The Daily Grind

New Stockist: The Daily Grind

Art Pays Me is now available at The Daily Grind on 1479 Birmingham Street in Halifax!
Portfolio Day 2017 Panel

Portfolio Day 2017 Panel

On February 18th I spoke on a panel consisting of fellow NSCAD University alumni, Mimi Fautley,...
NSCAD University Portfolio Day 2017

NSCAD University Portfolio Day 2017

Portfolio Day is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to visit the campus, learn about NSCAD's programs, speak with faculty and receive feedback on their portfolios.

Duane Named one of Halifax's 12 Must-Follow Instagrammers

Duane Named one of Halifax's 12 Must-Follow Instagrammers

Thank you to Narcity Halifax for naming me as one of 12 must-follow Instagrammers in Halifax.

Full Court 21 Canada Result

Full Court 21 Action captured by The Chronicle Herald   I played hard and did my thing on the ...
Verena Rizg X Art Pays Me

Verena Rizg X Art Pays Me

View our collaboration with the incomparable Verena Rizg.
Be Glitterati -vs- Art Pays Me

Be Glitterati -vs- Art Pays Me

In 2006, my girlfriend (now wife) helped me found Glitterati Communications as a freelance graphic design consultancy. By 2010, I found myself wanting to have more independence than client consulting allows and was searching for a project where I had complete control. That project was Be Glitterati. Building the Be Glitterati brand has been a fun and creatively fulfilling ride, but in recent months I’ve struggled with its identity and where it should go in the future.