Peer Application Review Groups

Visual Arts Nova Scotia facilitates a peer review process for members to strengthen their upcoming applications. The Peer Application Review is an 8 week process, in the spirit of a book club, where applicants are expected to send peers their application drafts, and review two drafts received from their peers.

Participants will be grouped based on the application they are making.  Review exchanges will take place via email to facilitate an exchange between artists of different communities. Participants will be given two rough draft deadlines and will be expected to send edits back to their peers the week following. The fall schedule will be:

Rough first drafts sent to peers by Sunday, October 7
Edits sent back to each person by Sunday, October 14
Second drafts sent to peers by Sunday, October 28
Edits returned to peers by Sunday, November 4

**Visual Arts Nova Scotia staff do not review applications, and will not be enforcing peer-review deadlines. Participants are responsible to their peers to review applications on time and with care.**

Applications for the fall round of the Peer Application Review Groups are now open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 25. This early deadline is so the group can do at least two rounds of drafts and edits after the program starts approximately 8 weeks in advance of the Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals deadline of November 15.

If you are not yet a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia you can join online here.

Please complete the application below.  If you have any questions contact the Programming Coordinator at

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

What application are you writing that you would like review assistance with (ie. Arts Nova Scotia Grants to Individuals for Professional Development or Canada Council Explore and Create Grant)?

What is the deadline?

Is this application deadline approximately 7-8 weeks after the Peer Application Review Group sign up deadline?

Have you read the application guidelines and confirmed your eligibility?

What about this application is exciting for you? And why is it important for you to apply now?

Please include a brief description of the project you will discuss in your application.

*We highly recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome when making your application and saving your content in a file before sending, as the contact form will not save your changes.