NOVAFest is a spring music festival put on by NSCC's Music Arts students. Throughout the two year program, students learn about the music business through their various business courses. NOVAFest allows them to apply their new knowledge to a project that helps them begin their career as musicians and as members of the local music industry. The students plan, book, promote, and play shows for the entire month of May.
In previous years, the festival has simply been called MARTSFest. In 2015 the brand of NOVAFest began. "NOVA" pays homage to our creative Maritime province, but also stands for New Music, Opportunities, Variety, and Aspiring Artists. I created logo and event posters to represent our local community and give new artists a platform to break into the music scene.