Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award


The Chrysalis Award is presented to an emerging artist, nominated by their peers, and exists to recognize an individual who is already exhibiting the exuberance to affect our community. This award has been created by Neptune Theatre as part of their larger Chrysalis Project concept that sees emerging artists in a multitude of disciplines working alongside Neptune's creative staff for a season of theatre. The award will be administrated by Theatre Nova Scotia.


One award will be offered. The recipient will receive:

  • A cash prize from Neptune Theatre
  • An in-kind prize from Theatre Nova Scotia


This peer-nominated award is intended for artists who have been present in theatre in Nova Scotia for two (2) to ten (10) years and have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing/advancing their career in theatre.

Nominations deadline: March 1st, 2021


The recipient will be announced at Theatre Nova Scotia’s Robert Merritt Awards Ceremony.


Chrysalis Award Nomination Form (pdf)

Chrysalis Award Nomination Form (fillable pdf)

Chrysalis Award Nomination Form (Word .docx)


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