Grant Name: Visual Arts Nova Scotia – Open Grants


Currently Closed



January 14, 2022 at 5pm (for projects happening by December 2022)


The intention of the Open Grants program is to create new programming or enhance existing programming to encourage creative endeavors and art engagement in communities across Nova Scotia.


Any Indigenous, Black, and Racialized group, gallery, organization, or collective in Nova Scotia can apply for up to $500 to assist with costs related to creative endeavors and art engagement activities. Each group/ gallery/ organization/collective is eligible for one grant per year and there will be at least five grants available. We want to ensure that Open Grants supports what is needed in the community, but limits tokenization in arts organizations.

How to Apply?

We do not prescribe how funds must be spent; however, priority will be given to special projects, collaborations or enhancing programming that has an aspect of community engagement (including workshops, educational programming, artist talks, and community enhancement). Applicants are required to provide in the form below: a description of the project or activity, requested amount, and how these funds will assist them. All activities must conform to COVID-19 protocols so briefly describe how your activity will follow provincial regulations.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

1113 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
902-423-4694 / 866-225-8267

Processing Fee



Nova Scotia
Arts, Culture

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