Type of Program:
Grants & Loan
Grants to Individuals program supports Nova Scotia’s professional, practicing artists in the creation and dissemination of their own work. The program also supports professional artists by helping them to develop their practice and skills in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media, and performing arts.
There are three types of grants, depending on the assisted activities:
- 1Creation Grants provide funding to Nova Scotia professional artists working independently or collaboratively to create new work, in any art form, by contributing towards the artist’s living expenses and project costs.
- 2Presentation Grants fund Nova Scotia professional artists working independently or collaboratively to create new work, in any art form, by contributing towards the artist’s living expenses and project costs.
- 3Professional Development Grants provide assistance to Nova Scotia professional artists to pursue excellence in the arts through programs or activities such as mentoring, workshops, apprenticeships, conferences or graduate work. Curators and independent arts administrators are eligible under this category.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Creation Grants is up to $15,000.
Funding for Presentation Grants is up to $5,000.
Funding for Professional Development Grants is up to $5,000.
Artists can only receive one Creation Grant in a 12-month period.
When It Ends:
May 15, 2020
November 15, 2020
Applicants must be:
send the application by hand, courier or by email or regular mail and applications must be either received in the Arts Nova Scotia office by 4:30 PM on the deadline date or be postmarked no later than the deadline date,
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:
Successful applicants may also apply for the Access Support supplement, if the case.