The Dream Hughie – $2500 (a cash award) An award as a major gift to a musician in the community who has a dream, vision, and a plan and needs some help to pull it all together. The project could include, but is not limited to, a recording, video, composition or course of study. Applicants would design and present a project to the committee, and it would be judged on its merits. The award is available to residents of Nova Scotia. The application will be accepted until May 1st, 2020.
This Fund was established in 2013 in memory of Hugh Douglas Langin, Halifax’s strongest living statement that each of us has the potential to change and improve at any point in our life. Injured at birth, Hugh had challenges throughout his life, yet his thirst for knowledge and understanding was life-long. Hughie’s greatest passion was music. He loved the music and musicians throughout Halifax loved him. They understood that Hughie’s love of music was like his personality, simple and pure. He was happiest circulating throughout the crowd at Stayner’s Wharf while the band played on.
The purpose of the Dream Hughie Award is to help local musicians “play on” through the provision of financial support for his or her musical and/or artistic growth pursuits.
Who is eligible?
Musicians who are residents of Nova Scotia and who have a dream, vision, and a plan but need some help to pull it all together are eligible for this Award. The project could include, but is not limited to, a recording, video, composition or course of study. Applicants would design and present a project to the committee, and it would be judged on its merits.
What are the selection criteria?
Musicians of exceptional talent, or potential talent, who best reflect Hughie’s love and passion for music and who have a desire to improve and grow, will be selected for the award.
What is the value?
One (1) $2,500 award is available annually.
Typically the award will be given out annually and will not be renewable. However, the Donor reserves the right to grant awards on a more or less frequent basis as income levels and the Foundation permit.
What is the deadline?
The submission deadline for the Dream Hughie Award is May 1st, 2020, with the winner being announced in mid-May. The Hughie Awards ceremony will be held on May 19th at the Carleton.