Opportunities for Artists in Halifax

The 2022-2023 Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program - NOW OPEN

Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program is now open for 2022/2023. The program has two funding streams, project assistance and operating assistance, and funds registered not-for-profit organizations that support professional arts activities within the Halifax Regional Municipality. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, April 25, 2022 at 4:00PM ADT. 

For information regarding the program please review the Administrative Order or contact mortonj@halifax.ca.  

Operating Assistance 2022/2023 Application

Operating Assistance 2022/2023 Guidelines

Project Assistance 2022/2023 Application

Project Assistance 2022/2023 Guidelines

Administrative Order 2014-007-ADM: Respecting Grants to Professional Arts Organizations 

Call For Proposals - Public Art - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

HRM is seeking artist-led proposals for the design of an original, wall-mounted work of art to be installed within the newly redesigned entranceway to Alderney Gate and the Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth). The artwork is intended for an elevated wall space in the renovated community gathering space/entryway. 

The total budget for the project is $32,000.00 CDN inclusive of net HST. 

The tentative project schedule is as follows: 

Submission deadline: January 19, 2022 
Selection and notification: February 19, 2022
Agreement, Detailed Design and Fabrication: February - June 2022 
Project Installation: July 2022 

For more details, click here: Call For Proposals - Public Art

Thank you for your interest in the Alderney Public Art project. The Alderney Public Art Call has been awarded to Jason Skinner. Thanks to all the artists who submitted a proposal for the project. Stay tuned for an exciting addition to Dartmouth’s public art collection in 2022.

Peer evaluators needed

Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking peer evaluators of the Municipality’s Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program.

Eligible applicants will be added to a standing roster of prospective jurors. Members will be selected from this roster annually and invited to perform assessment of applications to the Grant Program.

Reviewers will be paid a fee of $ 250.00 for attending one in-person meeting (est. 6-7 hours). Reviewers will be paid a $200.00 reading fee for the review of 39 applications or less. Reviewers will be paid a fee of $250 for the review of 40 or more applications.

Submission Requirements

Interested residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality wishing to be added to the active roster should submit the following:

  • A CV outlining the applicant’s relevant professional, academic, community and associated experience.
  • Current contact information including:
  1. Mailing address
  2. Phone Number(s)
  3. Email Address
  • (Optional) Applicants may also wish to include a brief introductory cover letter describing the applicant’s expertise and/or role within the local arts community (250 words maximum).

Submissions must be received via email at the following address: artgrants@halifax.ca   

Applicants are asked to enter ‘Peer Jury Registry’ in the subject heading.

Questions regarding this process may be directed to:

Caroline Murphy, Culture & Events

Professional Arts Grant Program 2020-2021 Award Recipients

2021-2022 Award Recipients, Operating Assistance and Project Assistance 

Information sharing 

Parks & Recreation maintains an email-based distribution list where groups can post their upcoming activities and events, the latest cultural news and all that is culture-related in the region. Municipal cultural opportunities are also disseminated via this platform, in addition to several others. 

To register for the listserv, send an email to the Culture & Events Office.

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