Visual Arts


ArtsNS - Grants to Individuals

This program supports Nova Scotia’s professional, practicing artists in the creation and dissemination of their own work.  The program also supports professional artists by helping them to develop their practice and skills in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media, and performing arts. 

Individual artists may submit one application per category per deadline.


ArtsNB - Creation Grant

The Creation program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production.There are three categories under the Creation program:


ArtsNB - Arts Infrastructure Grants for Emerging Artists

The Arts Infrastructure Grants for New and Emerging Artistsprogram is designed to provide one-time capital improvement or equipmentacquisition grants to emerging New Brunswick artists or newly-arrived immigrants to acquire tools and equipmentor improve their facilitiesand infrastructurestostrengthen their long-term capacity to create work.

Applicants to this program must demonstrate:


ArtsNL - School Touring Program

The School Touring Program (STP) is available to professional artists, groups, and not-for-profit arts organizations to support significant touring productions to schools throughout the province. Offered in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development through its Cultural Connections Strategy, the program provides students with direct access to high quality artistic experiences. The program covers touring costs only (i.e. travel, accommodation, per diems, artist and technician fees, tour administration, royalties, and limited rehearsal).


ArtsNL - ArtsSmarts

ArtsSmarts is funded through the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Cultural Connections Strategy, Equinor, and ArtsNL. In Newfoundland and Labrador ArtsSmarts is managed by ArtsNL.


ArtsNL - Community Arts Program

The Community Arts Program (CAP) is available to community-based arts organizations and groups. The program funds projects related to arts workshops, presentations, productions, new creations, adjudicator fees, artist fees, and travel costs.


This program is open to all artistic disciplines served by ArtsNL (dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual arts, writing).

Definition of a community-based arts group: