ACA Small Grants to Artists Program

Antigonish Culture Alive (ACA) is committed to supporting artists of all kinds in the Antigonish community and area. These small grants (up to a maximum of $100) may be used towards the presentation of art in a variety of forms, such as the purchase of supplies or support with framing, installation, or other expenses, and/or for assistance with exhibits, release events, book launches, performances, or other similar events.

Eligibility: Emerging or established artists living in Antigonish Town or County, who are committed to furthering their progress in a particular art form, may apply for a small grant.

Application Deadlines: January 15, May 15, and September 15  (Applicants may apply once every two years.)

Apply Online: Downloadable Application Form (PDF) at this link. Please print our application form, complete, scan and email, along with 2 labelled, support material attachments to:

Apply by Mail: Please print out the application, complete and mail, along with two labelled, support material copies to:

 Antigonish Culture Alive
Att: ACA Small Grants
PO Box 1175
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2L6

Grants from other organizations

*thanks to Theatre Nova Scotia for compiling this list

Arts Nova Scotia

Arts Nova Scotia is the provincial funding agency that provides support to professional artists and arts organizations, arts education programs and a number of arts awards and prizes.

Visit the Arts Nova Scotia site

Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture & Heritage

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is responsible for  contributing to the well-being and prosperity of Nova Scotia’s diverse and  creative communities through the promotion, development, preservation and  celebration of our culture, heritage, identity and languages; and, by providing  leadership, expertise and innovation to our stakeholders.

Visit the Communities Culture & Heritage site

Support 4 Culture

Support4Culture is a new collection of programs that support arts, culture, and heritage in communities across Nova Scotia. Funds are raised through the sale of designated ticket lottery products via the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation, and the programs are managed by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Arts Nova Scotia.

Visit the Support 4 Culture site

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

Call 1-800-263-5588 or visit the Canada Council site

Halifax Culture & Heritage

The Municipality offers a number of opportunities ranging from cultural partnership opportunities, to professional and volunteer opportunities. The municipality often requests proposals for culture-related intitiatives. These include feasability and needs assessment studies, reviews, inventories, discussion papers, public art commissions, specialized consulting services, and employment opportunities.

Visit the Halifax Culture & Heritage Site

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent $54.6 billion in the Canadian economy and more than 630,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.

Atlantic Region, 1-866-811-0055 or visit the Canadian Heritage site

Canada Summer Jobs

CSJ is an initiative that helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year.  It also helps non-profit organizations and employers create much needed summer job opportunities for students, while increasing the capacity of so many worthwhile community organizations and strengthening local economies and communities.

Visit the Service Canada site.

Cultural Human Resources Council

The Youth Internship Program (YIP), offered through CHRC in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Career Focus) and the Department of Canadian Heritage (Career Focus – Building Careers in Heritage) provides opportunities for non-profit, public and for-profit arts and heritage organizations to hire emerging cultural workers for a 4 to 12 month full time internship. It also helps post-secondary graduates to obtain career-related work opportunities in culture to gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.

Lucie D’Aoust, 613-562-1535 ext.21 or visit the CHRC site