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. 

Eligible organizations produce or present artistic performances and events involving professional artists.

Support is provided towards ongoing core creation, production, presentation, and administrative costs. 

Applications are due by May 31, 2023.

Visit the program page for detailed guidelines and application instructions. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Questions? Contact Lauren Williams, Program Officer at or (902) 471-5720.


Arts Nova Scotia received a $1.4 million increase in the 2023-24 provincial budget. This designated increase will provide support to both organizations receiving operating assistance funding and allow new organizations to access support for their core operations. The One Year Sustaining Grant will only be offered in the 2023-24 fiscal year as there will be a new intake to the Operating Assistance for Arts Organizations in 2024 that will consider new and existing operating recipients. Arts Nova Scotia will be using the next year to consult with the professional arts community and explore options about what operating assistance will look like going forward.

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