Type of Program:
The Operating Assistance to Arts Organizations Program provides funding to not for profit established professional arts organizations that develop and sustain Nova Scotia’s arts and culture community. Support is provided to not for profit arts organizations that create, produce or present artistic performances, exhibitions and events involving professional artists.
There are three levels of funding:
- 1Group 1 applicants are organizations that meet the basic eligibility criteria and have a median revenue of between $40,000 and $160,000. Median revenue is calculated using actual revenue as reported on financial statements from the previous four years of operation.
- 2Group 2 applicants are organizations that meet the basic eligibility criteria and have a median revenue of between $160,000 and $650,000.
- 3Group 3 applicants are organizations that meet the basic eligibility criteria and have a median revenue in excess of $650,000.
Comments on Funding:
The initial base grant amount for Group 1 is $10,000.
The initial base grant amount for Group 2 is $25,000.
The initial base grant amount for Group 3 is $50,000.
Organizations in Group 1 may apply to all Arts NS project grant programs and are eligible to receive a maximum of $10, 000 in project support and $3000 professional development support per government fiscal year.
Organizations in Group 2 and 3 may apply for Arts Nova Scotia professional development grants of $3000 per government fiscal year but are not eligible to apply to any other Arts NS project funding.
When It Ends:
February 15, 2020
The applicant must:
should contact the program officer prior to applying, if a new applicant,
must submit his application by hand, courier or by email or regular mail. Applications must be received or postmarked on or prior to the deadline date to be eligible.
must submit an application each year, if in Group 1 or if new to the Operating Grant program,
may choose to apply for annual or for multiyear funding, if in Group 2 or 3.
Group 2 and Group 3 applicants may apply for Artistic Innovation grants by submitting a separate application.
The applicant must submit:
Other Things to Note:
Applicants who apply to this program are also eligible to apply for funding to other Arts Nova Scotia programs.