Every year the Art Bank adds to its collection through the Art Bank Purchase Program. Pieces that are acquired become part of a working collection. The pieces are maintained, loaned out and displayed in government offices and agencies. The program raises awareness of artists and their works and stimulates interest in visual arts and craft.

For Artists

Artists looking to have their work considered for purchase by the art bank can review the Art Bank requirements and application details:

For Offices and Agencies

In response to COVID-19 and public health recommendations the Art Bank loan program is temporarily on hold. This message will be updated when the lending program resumes.

Eligible Nova Scotia government offices and agencies can find out more about art loans and renewing their loan with a new piece from the bank.

Request to remove or relocate artwork(s) due to renovations or a move form 

  • Please contact Lauren Williams for questions about displaying artwork in your office or renewing your loan.

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