I saw what could be done for I had a vision of a new world as I talked.
Nellie McClung, 1945
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, visual artist Megan Krause became the first recipient of a new established arts award, named for legendary Canadian Nellie McClung.
The Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award recognizes a woman who is emerging in her artistic practice, or a collective of emerging women artists, whose artistic work seeks to engage with community in social justice issues. The $2,000 Award is given to assist in the development of new work within a two-year period.
The Nellie McClung Foundation is pleased to announce the new Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award.
Nellie McClung was a social innovator who challenged the thinking of a generation and empowered Canadian women. Her creative efforts ranged through humanitarian endeavours, oratory, and writing. To honour the vision of Nellie McClung, and in recognition of the contributions women make to social justice through the arts, the Nellie McClung Foundation announces a biennial Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award.