WAM November 19-20 NSCAD
The school in downtown Halifax has been deemed one of six universities “at risk” because of its looming financial woes. It’s facing a $2.4-million deficit this year, and its one hundred twenty-five year history is in jeopardy. One report in 2008 said the college should be changed drastically or merged with another university. Any thought of that merger has been rejected, but you get a sense of the concern involved here. Howard Winsor, a former deputy minister in the Nova Scotia government, is currently preparing another report on NSCAD and its future.
But many artists currently studying there do not want a Dal degree, they want NSCAD paper.
Meanwhile, many former NSCAD graduates are gathered at this weekend’s Nova Scotia Designer Craft Show at the Cunard Centre. Diane Paquette from Information Morning in Halifax spoke with them about the school’s future.