The Nova Scotia Talent Trust was founded in 1944 and has been awarding scholarships to visual artists since 1949. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, a call was placed to past scholarship recipients for recent work for inclusion in a touring exhibition. First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust highlights the practices of ten artists who were chosen by the selection committee, representing a broad range of media including drawing, ceramics, fibre, jewellery, mixed-media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and video.

Organized by MSVU Art Gallery in partnership with Cape Breton University Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.