Join & Give

When you support the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, you are strengthening the arts and ensuring critical access through initiatives offered in the galleries, online, and in communities across the province. As an inclusive gathering place, the Gallery is committed to offering programming opportunities and resources that individuals of all ages and experience levels can rely on to connect through art.

Ways To Give



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 Art Kits in April 2020; (middle) 11-year-old Scarlett puts the finishing touches on a drawing; (bottom) Mi’kmaq Elder and artist Marilyn Francis leads an ArtReach workshop, Ji’jaqamij Sumquon - Spirit of Water, in February 2020.