Open Grants deadline January 10
VANS is accepting applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) groups, galleries, organizations, and/or collectives to create new arts programming or enhance existing arts programming in their community through the Open Grants program.
Any BIPOC group, gallery, organization, or collective in Nova Scotia can apply for up to $500 to assist with costs related to creative endeavors and art engagement activities. Each group/ gallery/ collective is eligible for one grant per year and there will be at least six grants available.
You don’t have to be an arts organization in order to apply – you just have to apply for an art activity. This could be bringing an artist in to teach a workshop, a placemaking art activity, artist residency, or any creative project – VANS doesn’t prescribe how the funds will be spent. The application is fairly short (we need a description of the project or activity, requested amount and budget, and how these funds will assist them) and all applications will be reviewed by a jury.
Deadline: Apply by January 10, 2021 at 5pm. Please read the full call for applications and apply on the VANS website: https://visualarts.ns.ca/program/open-grants/
Special thanks to Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique and Letterpress Studio for their fundraising efforts and support of the Open Grants program this year! Core program support is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts
We are happy to answer any questions about your application! There is also a FAQ section of the website so for more information about the program, application and guidelines, visit the Open Grants page on the VANS website or contact:
Visual Arts Nova Scotia