Folk art can be described as objects that illustrate everyday life made by people who have no formal training,
traditionally learning skills and techniques through apprenticeships in informal community settings. Folk Art is
spontaneous, the product of free time, readily available materials and a sense of humour. It tends to be whimsical and
engaging, wry at times, but more often refreshing. Its shapes are simple, its colours primary and its subjects familiar.
Folk art is a personal statement, a reflection of what the artist actually feels through his/her life experiences.
Adapted from: Lamb, Susan: A Guide to American Indian Folk Art of the Southwest
Applications are accepted between September and April for the upcoming festival in August.
In your application, please, include the following:
Thank you for your interest in the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival, held every year on the first Sunday in August, (2016 July 31st) at the Lunenburg Arena.
Every year we consider the work of potential new artists to be included in the Festival. We ask you to submit photographs of the work you have done. When the NS Folk Art Festival Committee meets they will look at the submissions received. If the Committee decides to accept your work you will be invited to show and sell work at the next Festival. At that time a panel of evaluators will look at the work and decide if you should be invited to return. All artists attend by invitation each year.
Late applications will not be considered
All applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by mid-May.
The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival is a volunteer run organization; committee members are not able to give feedback on individual applications.
Digital images can be submitted by
Or, send photos to:
NS Folk Art Festival
P.O. Box 1773
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Don't forget to provide a return address and to let us know if you need the photos returned.
We look forward to seeing your work.