The Community Art Program provides support for members of the public to think creatively about how they can connect with their communities and neighbourhoods through collaborative arts projects.
Projects involve a professional artist, who works with participants throughout the process. Project content is developed by the community, and often addresses current local issues. The artwork, once complete, is exhibited, installed, or performed for the community.
If you or your organization would like to partner with the municipality to lead a community art project in your area fill out an application form. Submissions are accepted March through September each year.
Applicants are encouraged to reach out to staff in advance of applying. Please contact Kate Moon discuss your application or any questions you have about the program.
Kate Moon, Community Developer
Project Facilitation Workshops
Interested in starting a project in your neighborhood but don't know how to make it happen? Have an idea but don't know what to do next? Contact Kate Moon for information on project facilitation workshops
What projects are currently underway?
Neighbourhood Placemaking brings community members together to design and build creative installations that activate shared public spaces, giving a sense of place and building neighbourhood relationships. The municipality is enthusiastic to work with neighbourhoods who are interested in leading a project in their neighbourhood.
North Common Plazas
The 2014 North Park Intersection Redesign project created three new entry plazas to the Halifax Central Common along North Park Street. Each plaza will host a design in concrete created by the Aboriginal community, the African Nova Scotian community, and the LGBTQ community in the neighbourhood.