• 2008 Membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts
  • 2005 Honourary Doctorate (Humane Letters) from Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax
  • 2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2001, 1998 Canada Council Travel Grant
  • 2001 Nova Scotia Arts Council Presentation Grant
  • 1999 Canada Council Creation Grant
  • 1998 Best Design Award, Nova Scotia Metal Arts Guil
  • 1998 Personalities Exchange Grant, Foreign Affairs, Canada
  • 1998 Professional Development Grant, Nova Scotia Arts Council
  • 1998 North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, Colorado, award for artistic merit
  • 1997 Best Sculpture, Nova Scotia Metal Arts Guild
  • 1996 Sheila Hugh Mckay Foundation Grant
  • 1995 Canada/ Nova Scotia COOPERATION Agreement Grant
  • 1984 - 1995 Special Exhibitions Grant, Province of Nova Scotia
  • 1987 Certificate of Excellence, International Arts Competition, New York
  • 1985 Mary Black Award, Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers
  • 1981 Canada Council, Explorations Grant

Dawn MacNutt, artist and sculptor, from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia © Dawn MacNutt, 2008
photos courtesy of Peter Barss and Bruce Murray