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Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala 2020

Posted November 14th, 2020

TONIGHT we celebrate the 2020 Creative NS Awards Gala!

2020 Artist Recognition Award Winners Announced

Posted November 5th, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate Darcie Bernhardt, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Taylor Olson, Shauntay Grant, Juanita Peters and Marjorie Simmins as part of the 15th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held virtually through liveheist.com/livestream on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7 PM AST.

Created by artistic directors HEIST, the vision for this year's gala is GENERATIONS.

Provincial News Release: Financial Support for Arts and Culture Sector

Posted November 5th, 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on arts and culture organizations across Nova Scotia. That is why the province is providing $2.1 million to help meet their immediate needs.

“Arts and culture organizations and the artists and creators within them help to tell the story of who we are as Nova Scotians,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft. “The sector is an important economic and social contributor to communities across the province. This immediate support will help organizations adapt and maintain operations.”

Ryan Doucette Wins Prix Grand-Pré

Posted October 28th, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate RYAN DOUCETTE as part of the 15th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held virtually through liveheist.com/livestream on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7 PM AST.

RYAN DOUCETTE will receive the 2020 Prix Grand Pré and will receive $5,000.

Created by artistic directors HEIST, the vision for this year's gala is GENERATIONS.

Highland Arts Theatre Wins Creative Community Impact Award

Posted October 23rd, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate the HIGHLAND ARTS THEATRE as part of the 15th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held virtually through liveheist.com/livestream on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7 PM AST.

The HIGHLAND ARTS THEATRE will receive the 2020 Creative Community Impact Award and will receive $10,000.

Created by artistic directors HEIST, the vision for this year's gala is GENERATIONS.

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours

Posted October 6th, 2020

Have any questions about the October 15th Grants to Organizations & Small Groups Deadline?

Drop-in for Virtual Office Hours with Program Officer Lauren Williams on Wednesday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 14th between noon and 1PM.

The Zoom link will be made available on the Facebook Event page shortly before the office hours begin. 

COVID-Response Project Grants for Organizations

Posted September 18th, 2020

Arts NS has added a new COVID-Response grant category for the October 15th Grants to Organizations & Small Groups deadline in order to support professional arts groups and organizations to continue to work and participate in the arts community in the context of COVID-19.

Arts NS Travel and Large Gatherings Eligibility Update

Posted September 14th, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are placing a temporary suspension on new applications for activities that involve restricted travel and/or in-person gatherings that exceed Public Health directives. If before any deadline, restrictions ease/adjust, we will allow for the new regulation to guide the application. 

New applications for projects involving restricted travel or gatherings that exceed Public Health directives will be deemed ineligible.

Nomination Deadline for 2020 Creative NS Awards Extended

Posted May 19th, 2020

We have extended the nomination deadline for the 2020 Creative Nova Scotia Awards until July 15th, 2020.

Online Q&A for Artists with Arts Nova Scotia Staff

Posted May 8th, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Arts Nova Scotia is hosting an online Q&A for individual artists living in Nova Scotia.

Sign-up using the link below to receive an email invitation to the online Q&A.

To help things run smoothly, we're asking you to submit questions and concerns in advance. We've also included some optional questions to help us understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on Nova Scotian artists and how we can best serve you.

Statement on Applications for Travel or Large Gatherings

Posted May 7th, 2020

In response to public health recommendations, travel-based activities and presentations with large in-person gatherings are not eligible at this time.

Submitting Your Application Over Email

Posted April 28th, 2020

As we adjust to working remotely, we ask that you submit your Arts Nova Scotia applications via email. We have developed a few resources to ease the transition to emailed applications. Instructions are also included on our program pages.