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Stats and Stories 2018-19
Nova Scotia Funding Overview

Stats and Stories presents a breadth of information about the Canada Council’s funding: detailed breakdowns of funding, five-year trends, open data tables and stories about what artists, groups and arts organizations did with their grants.

Nova Scotia at a glance

Grants in Nova Scotia


Grants to arts organizations


Grants to groups


Grants to artists


Total Canada Council grants in Canada


Arts organizations supported


Groups supported


Artists supported


Other programs and activities


First-time grant recipients


Communities where grants were awarded


Artists and arts professionals who served as peer assessors


Breakdown of funding in Nova Scotia 

Funding by program or division

Program or division Amount
Explore and Create $1.5M
Engage and Sustain $2.1M
Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples $161.9K
Supporting Artistic Practice $888.0K
Arts Across Canada $697.1K
Arts Abroad $235.0K
Prizes $6.5K
Strategic Funds - Digital Strategy Fund $865.5K
Strategic Funds - Other $40.0K
Art Bank $5.4K
Canadian Commission for UNESCO $0.0
Public Lending Right $340.5K

Funding by field of practice 

Field of practice Amount
Circus Arts $10.9K
Dance $310.8K
Deaf and Disability Arts $23.6K
Digital Arts $0.0
Indigenous Arts $161.9K
Inter-Arts $33.7K
Literature $1.0M
Media Arts $816.0K
Multidisciplinary Activities $195.3K
Music and Sound $1.3M
Theatre $1.6M
Visual Arts $921.2K
Other Discipline $0.0

5-year trend: grant amounts

Year Amount
2014-15 $4.2M
2015-16 $4.4M
2016-17 $5.6M
2017-18 $5.8M
2018-19 $6.5M

Highest funded organizations

Organization Link Amount
Symphony Nova Scotia https://symphonynovascotia.ca/ $846.8K
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/ $369.0K
Nimbus Publishing https://nimbus.ca/ $280.0K
Neptune Theatre Foundation https://www.neptunetheatre.com/ $246.5K
Centre for Art Tapes http://www.centreforarttapes.ca/ $246.5K
2b Theatre Company https://www.2btheatre.com/ $243.4K
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia https://www.mermaidtheatre.ca/ $220.5K
The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative http://afcoop.ca/ $168.1K
Mulgrave Road Theatre http://mulgraveroad.ca/ $160.0K
Prismatic Arts Festival https://prismaticfestival.com/index.php/onelight-theatre-2017/ $157.9K

Opening doors to Canadian arts data

We offer the public detailed statistical data regarding our grant recipients in formatted Excel documents and in a machine readable format (.csv). Data can be sorted by programs, regions (e.g. community and census metropolitan area) and can also be added to other databases on arts and culture activities and organizations in Canada. 

Data Tables

Annual Report

Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts makes its Annual Report available to the public. This document reviews the Council’s commitments from its five-year strategic plan and highlights the year’s major projects while showcasing the work of funded artists and organizations. The Annual Report demonstrates the importance, necessity and impact of public arts funding.

Read the Annual Report

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