Open Grants to Galleries and Groups

After the fantastic projects that the Open Grants program was able to fund for VANS 40th Anniversary, we are in the process of reviewing the criteria and eligibility requirements of the program. Stay tuned for updates and information on the new Open Grants program on this page.

On the occasion of our 40th Anniversary, we solicited proposals from groups, galleries and/or collectives to create new programming or enhance existing programming in their community. The intention of this Open Grants to Galleries and Groups program was to encourage exhibition/art engagement activities across Nova Scotia. For this special anniversary, we expanded the previous Open Grants program so that any gallery, group or collective could apply for up to $750 to assist with costs related to an activity. We did not accept applications from galleries/groups for a previously funded project (such as a recurring fundraiser, exhibition or annual event). However, if galleries and groups had been funded in the past they could apply for a different project. Please see our 40th Anniversary Events page for more info on those projects funded this year.

OPEN GRANTS APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. The next call for applications will be in Spring 2018, and applications will be accepted between March 15 – 30, 2018.