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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. 

COVID-19 Related Updates from Arts NS

Posted April 3rd, 2020

Upcoming Deadlines

The May 15th Grants to Individuals Deadline will be going forward as usual. Please see below for information on eligible activities.

Helpful Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Posted March 20th, 2020

Government Resources

Extended Deadlines & Updated Instructions for Submitting Applications

Posted March 15th, 2020

With the recent COVID-19 developments, we are extending the deadlines for Grants to Organizations and Small Groups and the Arts Equity Funding Initiative until Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Please do not bring your application to our office. You may send your application in via Canada Post or email it to 

COVID-19 and Arts NS Funded Projects

Posted March 12th, 2020

Arts Nova Scotia is aware that potential applicants and grant recipients may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have plans to travel abroad, Arts Nova Scotia encourages you to make informed decisions in order to minimize risk and protect your health. The risk to Canadian travelers of exposure to COVID-19 will vary depending on the destination.

Artists Honoured at Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Posted November 3rd, 2019

Nova Scotia is home to many talented and skilled artists. This evening, Saturday, Nov. , 2, they were celebrated for their excellence in artistic achievement at the annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Halifax. 

Acadian Artist Honoured with Prix Grand-Pré Award

Posted October 30th, 2019

Acadian touring artist, musical and artistic director, and educator Daniel LeBlanc is the 2019 recipient of the Prix Grand-Pré. The Prix Grand-Pré is part of the 14th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala being held by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council at the Halifax Central Library on Nov. 2.

The Bus Stop Theatre Wins Creative Community Impact Award

Posted October 21st, 2019

Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council will celebrate The Bus Stop Theatre as part of the 14th Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, to be held at the Halifax Central Library, Saturday, November 2, 2019.