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P'tit Belliveau wins the 2023 Prix Grand-Pré


Congratulations to P'tit Belliveau, winner of the 2023 Prix Grand-Pré

Félicitations à P'tit Belliveau, lauréat du Prix Grand-Pré 2023.

Jah'Mila wins 2023 Black Artist Recognition Award


Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are pleased to announce that Jah'Mila has been awarded the 2023 Black Artist Recognition Award.

African Nova Scotian Music Association wins 2023 Creative Community Impact Award


Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council congratulate the African Nova Scotian Music Association as the winner of the $10,000 Creative Community Impact Award for 2023.

Creative NS Awards 2023 Coming November 3


Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the incredible talent of Nova Scotia's artists! The 2023 Creative Nova Scotia Awards is an in-person event that will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth.

Annual Report Now Online + Board Appointments


2022-2023 Annual Report Now Online

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.

Artists in Communities Q&A September 18


Program officer Lauren Williams will be available to answer questions about the Artists in Communities program before the October 1 deadline.

Drop-in any time between 11am-noon on Microsoft Teams on Monday, September 18.

Call for Participation - Arts and Culture Peer Learning Event


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.

Nominations for the Creative NS Awards are due June 15


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.

One Year Sustaining Grant for Organizations Announced


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. 

Upcoming Open Q&A Drop-In Sessions


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:

Call for Art Bank Preparators


Art Bank Preparators
Casual, On-Call
Halifax, NS
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.

Cyndi Cain wins the 2022 Portia White Prize


Cyndi Cain was named winner of the 2022 Portia White Prize at the November 10, 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards