Investing in our Future
Nova Scotia has always been a place rich in culture and heritage. Participate in one of the many artistic events in our communities and see our creativity shine. Walk into a store and purchase the inspiring works of a local artist. Go online and download the latest hit from musicians who got their start here. It's easy to feel pride in where we live when we see our stories expressed to the world.
Our culture and heritage contribute much to our quality of life. They enrich our communities and benefit our economy. By investing in these sectors, we realize their tremendous value for Nova Scotians. The culture sector is estimated to have an economic impact of almost $1.2 billion in Nova Scotia with 28,000 jobs directly or indirectly related to culture activities. It is a key driver of the creative economy that is shaping the future here and globally.
Arts Nova Scotia Funding and Awards
Arts Nova Scotia is an independent body that oversees government funding directed to artists. Their diverse knowledge and experience helps shape policies and decisions around investment in the arts.
Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Awards
The Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council and the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage present awards annually to Nova Scotian artists and community organizations. We are honoured to recognize outstanding achievements in arts and culture.
Community Funding and Awards
Developing partnerships, creating jobs and fostering sustainability contribute to a community’s health, well-being and social prosperity. To support these activities, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage offers funding opportunities that help communities enhance assets such as facilities, public places and programs.
Artists and cultural communities contribute to quality of life in Nova Scotia. Recognizing the importance of this role, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage offers peer adjudicated funding opportunities in support of artistic works and cultural projects.
Throughout this province, there are objects, buildings, places and stories that connect us to the past. Recognizing the importance of preserving and sharing these vital heritage links, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage provides funding opportunities to support the collection, preservation and interpretation of historic assets.