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A professional artist is an artist who has received compensation from artistic activity that may reasonably be considered to be income and who meets a number of additional criteria described in the Nova Scotia Status of the Artist Legislation.
These criteria include public or peer recognition, training or acquired knowledge, and the public presentation of work.
Clarity of intent, balanced budget, concise writing style, strong support material (where applicable).
We have provided an 8 step guide to preparing a strong application that is included in the guidelines of each grant application. The most important step is to read the application guidelines first.
This is a sixty day process with notification of results mailed out shortly thereafter.
All funding decisions are made by a peer selection committee. The committee members are selected from a list of qualified artists or arts organizations provided through community consultation. These lists are reviewed annually to ensure broad community representation. Committee composition is sensitive to regional, gender and cultural differences. A different committee is appointed for each competition.
Each of our grant programs has specific criteria used to assess applications. Some of those criteria include:
• the quality of the work as evidenced by support material (where applicable).
• the artistic merit of the project.
• the ability of the applicant to carry out the project.
Applications are ranked based on merit as reflected by the applications and the funds are allocated based on the ranking.