Your support of the Ambitious Art fund provides the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with annual, unrestricted contributions that are essential to ongoing operations. By investing in Ambitious Art, you are joining donors like you to strengthen programs and offerings that connect individuals and families through art. These include exhibitions by Atlantic-Canadian artists Walter Ostrom and Ned Pratt, online programs such as Studio from Home, outreach initiatives during critical times, and much more.

Support Ambitious Art by becoming a monthly donor, making a one-time donation, or joining the Gallery's Patron program.



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Send your cheque to Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Attn: Rachel Solomon, PO Box 2262, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3C8


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a Crown Corporation. Pursuant to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Act, Chapter 22, Section 12 RSNS 1989, any gift to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia shall be a gift to her Majesty, in the right of the Province of Nova Scotia and shall be exempt from tax under any act of the Legislature. The donor may also claim a deduction under paragraph 110(1)(b) (if a corporation) or subsection 118.1(3) (if an individual) of the Income Tax Act of Canada.

For more information on ways to give, including making a gift of securities, contact: 

Rachel Solomon, Development Officer – Donor Relations or 902-424-0073

Lisa Laskowski, Director of Development or 902-424-2835

Cecelia Paolucci, Capital Campaign Manager or 902-424-3577




Your support strengthens outreach efforts during critical times

In spring 2020, the AGNS and Wonder’neath Art Society delivered 190 expertly assembled Creative Kits to youth across the HRM through our partners, including the IWK Health Centre, Phoenix Youth Programs, Laing House, and many more.

Matthew works in crisis intervention and distributed 15 cyanotype kits to high school students with an affinity for art. “Young folks with pre-existing mental health conditions are more vulnerable during times of isolation. The Creative Kits alleviated their anxiety by connecting these students with art and a support network.”


Your support nurtures the talents of young artists

Scarlett, now 11 years old, has been attending art camps at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia since the age of 6. Her mother, Veronica, credits the encouragement of AGNS instructors and educators over the years for helping develop her daughter’s passion for the visual arts alongside her music and dance studies. This fall, the Gallery bid a fond farewell to Scarlett and her family as they moved from Halifax to Winnipeg where Scarlett received early acceptance and full scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet-Provisional Division.


Your support enhances student learning across the province

Every year, over 1,000 elementary students in communities across Nova Scotia engage in art workshops through ArtReach. Hands-on learning and immersive exposure to art and artists has made this program a success for over 15 years.

Sandra Runyon's grade 2/3 class from Plymouth Elementary participated in a workshop with Mi'kmaq Elder and artist Marilyn Francis in January 2020, "“One of the best hands-on activities that my students have been able to take part in this year. Marilyn brought rocks to paint. She had animal stuffies for all my students to hold and connect with. She had a real bear skin and many other beautiful and rich artifacts for the students to work with and learn about.”


Images: (top) artists assemble Creative Kits in April 2020; (middle) 11-year-old Scarlett visits the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; (bottom) Mi’kmaq Elder and artist Marilyn Francis leads an ArtReach workshop, Ji’jaqamij Sumquon - Spirit of Water, in February 2020.