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Helpful Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Posted March 20th, 2020

Government Resources

Extended Deadlines & Updated Instructions for Submitting Applications

Posted March 15th, 2020

With the recent COVID-19 developments, we are extending the deadlines for Grants to Organizations and Small Groups and the Arts Equity Funding Initiative until Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Please do not bring your application to our office. You may send your application in via Canada Post or email it to artsnssubmissions@novascotia.ca 

COVID-19 and Arts NS Funded Projects

Posted March 12th, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia is aware that potential applicants and grant recipients may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have plans to travel abroad, Arts Nova Scotia encourages you to make informed decisions in order to minimize risk and protect your health. The risk to Canadian travelers of exposure to COVID-19 will vary depending on the destination.

Artists Honoured at Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Posted November 3rd, 2019

Nova Scotia is home to many talented and skilled artists. This evening, Saturday, Nov. , 2, they were celebrated for their excellence in artistic achievement at the annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Halifax. 

Acadian Artist Honoured with Prix Grand-Pré Award

Posted October 30th, 2019

Acadian touring artist, musical and artistic director, and educator Daniel LeBlanc is the 2019 recipient of the Prix Grand-Pré. The Prix Grand-Pré is part of the 14th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala being held by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council at the Halifax Central Library on Nov. 2.

The Bus Stop Theatre Wins Creative Community Impact Award

Posted October 21st, 2019

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate The Bus Stop Theatre as part of the 14th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held at the Halifax Central Library, Saturday, November 2, 2019.

2019 Artist Recognition Award Winners Announced

Posted October 10th, 2019

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate artists Amy Brandon, Carol Bruneau, Raven Davis, Lindsay Dobbin, Ariella Pahlke, and Arielle Twist as part of the 14th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held at the Halifax Central Library, Saturday, November 2, 2019.

2019 Nova Scotia Art Bank Acquisition Now on Exhibition

Posted October 8th, 2019

Latest acquisitions of the Nova Scotia Art Bank now on at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Exhibition runs until Wednesday October 16th, 2019.

Announcing the new Mi’kmaq Arts Program

Posted July 24th, 2019

Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the new Mi’kmaq Arts Program, a funding stream through the Arts Equity Funding Initiative. Full program details including eligibility, guidelines, and application forms are available on the program page.

Awards deadline extended!

Posted July 19th, 2019

One week left! Nominate an artist or art org. for an award. Winners of the Portia White Prize, Prix Grand Pré, Established, Emerging, & Indigenous Artist awards, and the Creative Community Impact are honoured at a gala in the fall. Collectively, the awards are worth $95,000.

New award for 2019

Posted May 14th, 2019

New for 2019! The Creative Communities Impact Award recognizes an organization or program that has made a positive impact on a community through arts and culture. The award has a cash value of $10,000. Apply by June 15th. http://bit.ly/2VHrMqZ