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Tyshan Wright, Emerging Artist Recognition Award

Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards. The awards are presented annually by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

The goal is to celebrate excellence in artistic achievement – notably, the Portia White Prize. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the Established Artist, Emerging Artist, Indigenous Artist Recognition and Black Artist Recognition awards as well as the Creative Community Impact Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $75,000.

Visit to nominate a Nova Scotia based artist or apply for awards and grants for yourself.

On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, Tyshan Wright. We discuss Tyshan’s creative process and how Jamaica and Nova Scotia’s intertwined histories influence his work.

Art Pays Me is sponsored and produced by Glitterati Communications.

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