COVID-19 Emergency Support Program for Arts and Culture Organizations
Published: November / 16 / 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Arts and Culture sector across Nova Scotia, creating a very challenging year for many.

We recognize the valuable and vital impact arts and culture organizations have on communities across the province. That is why the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage announced a new program to invest $2.1 million to help meet the immediate needs of the Arts and Culture sector in Nova Scotia.

The COVID-19 Emergency Support Program for Arts and Culture Organizations is a one-time, application-based program to help organizations who either receive Communities, Culture, and Heritage operating funding or who regularly receive project funding from the department. Criteria for funding will be based on need, and year-over-year financials and projections.

Financial assistance will be considered for plans that keep operations going, adapt spaces, and/or generate activity under the current public health guidelines. Organizations can apply online. The application deadline is December 7.

Click here for COVID-19 Emergency Support Program application and guidelines. 

In addition, information sessions will be offered for the next three weeks, available to anyone who would like to ask questions or discuss the new program. Sessions will take place Thursdays, November 19 and 26 and December 3, from 11am to 12 noon. 

Click here for the Zoom information session (Meeting ID 844 3479 6175, Passcode 598728)

Program Officers will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the emergency funding.

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