Posted September 5th, 2023
The Spring of 2022 saw an Arts and Culture sector still wrestling with pandemic uncertainty and recovery. Attendance at performances and gatherings was erratic and unpredictable. Covid was still intervening in our programming. And yet there has been significant progress for many in the sector over the year as the most damaging of the pandemics daily impacts waned and artists in the province organized advocacy campaigns around increased support from municipal and provincial governments.
Posted May 4th, 2023
Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative NS Leadership Council are hosting a peer-led event for the arts and culture sector in Halifax on June 9, 2023, at the St. Mary's Boat Club. The event will focus on selected topics of importance to the sector, with the intention of engaging community members’ perspectives and experiences. Topics already identified include: Arts and Health; Climate Change and Sustainability; and Arts and Accessibility.
Posted May 3rd, 2023
Do you know a talented artist who deserves to be recognized for their creative achievements? The awards are a great opportunity to recognize outstanding professional artists in NS.
We offer many awards including the Portia White Prize, the Creative Community Impact Award, the Prix Grand-Pré, the Established Artist, and the Emerging Artist, Black Artist and Indigenous Artist Recognition awards.
Posted May 1st, 2023
Arts Nova Scotia is announcing a new One Year Sustaining Grant for organizations program that will enhance the stability of established arts organizations that develop and sustain Nova Scotia’s arts community that have not had access to operating assistance.
Posted February 7th, 2023
For Applicants to the Artists in Communities program:
There will be an open Q&A drop-in session with program officer Lauren Williams on Thursday, February 16. Drop in any time between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on Microsoft Teams. To join, click the link below:
Posted January 24th, 2023
Art Bank Preparators
Application Intake Ongoing
Since 1975 The Nova Scotia Art Bank Program has encouraged the development of artistic excellence, and stimulated awareness of visual arts and fine craft through the acquisition of a working collection of contemporary Nova Scotian art. The work is displayed in Government of Nova Scotia offices and agencies through the Art Bank Lending program.
Posted November 11th, 2022Cyndi Cain was named winner of the 2022 Portia White Prize at the November 10, 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards
Posted November 4th, 2022
Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate I'thandi Munro who has been selected to receive a 2022 Emerging Artist Recognition Award.
Posted November 2nd, 2022
Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate Tyshan Wright who has been selected to receive a 2022 Emerging Artist Recognition Award.
Posted October 31st, 2022
Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate Séamus Gallagher who has been selected to receive a 2022 Emerging Artist Recognition Award.
Posted October 28th, 2022
Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate Andre Fenton who has been selected to receive a 2022 Emerging Artist Recognition Award.