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The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art.

Art Pays Me Duane Jones

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art.

    Amanda Spriggs

    Amanda Spriggs

    Meet Amanda Spriggs a Halifax/Dartmouth based comedian. Amanda and I have been pocket pals as she puts it for a long time and it was nice to get to know more about her views on life, the Halifax comedy scene and relationships. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Koumbie, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Award Winner

    Koumbie, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Award Winner

    Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2023 Creative Nova Scotia Awards. 
    Presented by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, the Creative Nova Scotia Awards celebrate excellence in artistic achievement.  
    Award categories are as follows:
    Creative Community Impact Prix Grand-Pré Established Artist Emerging Artist Black Artist Indigenous Artist And finally, The Portia White Prize that is given to a person who has made outstanding and significant contributions to Nova Scotia’s creative community over a sustained career – much like the incredible woman that the award is named after. The winner will also choose an emerging artist or cultural organization that they feel deserve recognition. Collectively, these awards are worth $75,000! Visit artsns.ca to nominate your favourite Nova Scotia based artist or be a boss and nominate yourself!
    This series would not be possible without the fantastic production work of Heist and Keke Beatz.
    On this episode I got to chat with Emerging Artist Award winner, Koumbie (she/they) and special guest Eleanor (she/her). Koumbie talks about how their interest in dance and performance arts led to script writing, filmmaking and becoming one of the first on-set intimacy coordinators in Nova Scotia.

    • 23 min
    Gabrielle LeGuerrier, Head Chef, GourmetGab Events

    Gabrielle LeGuerrier, Head Chef, GourmetGab Events

    On this episode, I chat with a chef for the first time on the podcast! Michelin-trained Gabrielle LeGuerrier, Head Chef of GourmetGab Events and Pertu gives some insight into the private dining events that she hosts with her husband, European Sommelier, Gabor Bodo.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    I'thandi Munro, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award Recipient

    I'thandi Munro, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award Recipient

    Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards. The awards are presented annually by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.
    The goal is to celebrate excellence in artistic achievement – notably, the Portia White Prize. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the Established Artist, Emerging Artist, Indigenous Artist Recognition and Black Artist Recognition awards as well as the Creative Community Impact Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $75,000.
    Visit artsns.ca to nominate a Nova Scotia based artist or apply for awards and grants for yourself.
    On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, I’thandi Munro. I’thandi is a multi-disciplinary artist whose love of movement travels through all of her art from metalsmithing to dance. We talk about the value of sticking with the first idea you feel strongly about in the creative process, being inspired by your children and the freedom that mastering your craft through repetition offers artists.

    • 22 min
    Clara Dugas

    Clara Dugas

    Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards. The awards are presented annually by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.
    The goal is to celebrate excellence in artistic achievement – notably, the Portia White Prize. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the Established Artist, Emerging Artist, Indigenous Artist Recognition and Black Artist Recognition awards as well as the Creative Community Impact Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $75,000.
    Visit artsns.ca to nominate a Nova Scotia based artist or apply for awards and grants for yourself.
    On this episode I chat with Prix Grand Pré Award winner, Clara Dugas about being a professional storyteller. Clara tells us how she realized that her very personal stories were impactful when they helped her connect with students in her previous career as a teacher and how the passion blossomed from there.

    • 26 min
    Tyshan Wright, Emerging Artist Recognition Award

    Tyshan Wright, Emerging Artist Recognition Award

    Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards. The awards are presented annually by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.
    The goal is to celebrate excellence in artistic achievement – notably, the Portia White Prize. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the Established Artist, Emerging Artist, Indigenous Artist Recognition and Black Artist Recognition awards as well as the Creative Community Impact Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $75,000.
    Visit artsns.ca to nominate a Nova Scotia based artist or apply for awards and grants for yourself.
    On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, Tyshan Wright. We talk about Tyson’s creative process and how Jamaica and Nova Scotia’s intertwined histories influence his work.
    Art Pays Me is sponsored and produced by Glitterati Communications.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Julie Rosvall ,

Duane brings out the best in his guests

I’ve interacted with Duane from two different angles. First as the coordinator of the Craft Pays Me mini series. And more recently as a guest. Not to mention my time as a listener of Art Pays Me. Duane has a quiet way about him, he brings out the best in his guests. Lovely to work with, and speak with.

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