Become a Member

Not a VANS member? It’s easy and gives you access to various VANS programs, information, opportunities, a magazine subscription, other member benefits, a large provincial community of colleagues and peer networks, as well as supports the advocacy work of the organization which works for the advancement and rights of visual artists and the visual arts in Nova Scotia.

VANS memberships run from January 1st to December 31st of every year.

We welcome new member applications throughout the year; benefits will be retroactive depending on the date of payment. Between July 1st and September 30th, VANS annual memberships are pro-rated to half of the annual member fee with benefits being for the 6-month remainder of the year. From October 1st to December 31st, VANS annual memberships are paid in full and expire the following December 31st.

Become a member online by visiting the Shopping Cart page of the VANS website. There you can pay with your credit card or bank account via PayPal. You can also fill out the Membership Application Form online for quick application processing. A confirmation form page will appear once you’ve made your payment.

You can also download and print the membership application form, and send it via post with an enclosed cheque or money order to our office located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7.

For more information on your membership, click here or contact Carri MacKay, Programming Coordinator at or by calling (toll-free) 1-866-225-8267 or (902) 423-4694.