Opportunities for Artists in Halifax

Request for Proposals: Public Art | Halifax Common Aquatics Facility

Selection and notification: November, 2022
Agreement, Detailed Design and Fabrication:  December 2022 – February 2024 
Project Installation: June 2024

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:

Lindsay Cory, Culture & Events

Professional Arts Grant Program 2022-2023 Award Recipients

On May 30th, 2022 and June 22nd, 2022, the peer review process concluded with meetings to provide award recommendations for funding on 2022-2023 Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program for Project Assistance and Operating Assistance, respectively. On July 12th, 2022, the Halifax Regional Municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer approved those recommendations. The results can be viewed below.

2022-2023 Award Recipients, Operating Assistance and Project Assistance 

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Cory, Community Developer – Public Art.

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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