Type of Program:
The Arts Equity Funding Initiative provides funding to emerging and established professional artists from designated communities who have historically faced barriers to accessing funding support. Designed to support artistic growth, development, production and dissemination, the initiative is available to the following designated communities of artists:
Indigenous (Mi’kmaq as well as other First Nations, Metis and Inuit), culturally diverse (African-Nova Scotian and other visible minorities of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and mixed racial descents) and artists who are deaf, have disabilities or are living with mental illness.
There are three types of grants, depending on the assisted activities:
- 1Creation Grants assist with projects that involve the creation of new work of art in any form including cross-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary work.
- 2Presentation Grants assist with projects that involve public presentation of artistic work(s).
- 3Professional Development Grants assist with projects that involve activities intended to strengthen artistic or administrative capacity through formal study programs, mentorship, workshops, apprenticeship, conference and other professional development activity.
A Special Travel Grant can be awarded in the same 12 month period as a Creation, Presentation or Professional Development grant.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Creation Grants ranges from $500 to $15,000.
Funding for Presentation Grants ranges from $500 to $12,000.
Funding for Professional Development Grants ranges from $500 to $12,000.
Funding for Special Travel Grants can be up to $1,000.
Artists can only receive one Arts Equity Funding Initiative in a 12-month period.
When It Ends:
March 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
send the application by hand, courier or by email or regular mail,
print out and sent together with the application form all documents including text (e.g. project description, CV, letters of support). It should be printed single-sided with no staples, binders, plastic sleeves, paperclips, or bound in folders.
contact the program officer with enough notice prior to a deadline to ask any questions about the application process.
Applicants must submit:
Letters of intent from any person or organization involved in the project, and/or letters of support from professional, practicing artists in the relevant discipline(s) might be necessary. Applicants must contact the program officer when in doubt about these documents.
Other Things to Note:
Applicants who apply to this program are also eligible to apply for funding to other Arts Nova Scotia programs.