Visual Arts Nova Scotia is kicking off its campaign to raise $1000 in 60 days to activate the Artist Emergency Fund.
With the generous support of our members, artists and the public, we have raised $4000, but we must reach a goal of $5000 before the fund is active.
In 2010, VANS established the Artist Emergency Fund (AEF) to assist artists in financial need arising from severe illness, an accident resulting in inability to work or help with studio replacement in case of a disaster, such as fire, where there is no insurance. Artists will be able to apply for short-term assistance, up to $500/month for three months maximum.
Simply click on the “Olimometer” and add VANS Artist Emergency Fund to your shopping cart. Or if you prefer you can donate by mail (cheque) or in person (cash or cheque). Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $10.00. Also be on the lookout for cash donation boxes at VANS events.
We will post weekly updates on our website to mark our progress.
Contact: Briony Carros, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org