Legacy Gift

Our budgets would not balance without the generous donations from our patrons. Donations to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are fully tax-deductible and can be made by cash, cheque, or credit card.

You can also make a bequest generally to where the Gallery’s need is greatest, or you can specify a program or capital project. Additionally, you can designate a bequest for endowment, ensuring the long-term success of the Gallery, or for general purposes at the time we receive your donation.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia can provide you with basic bequest language. We also encourage you to consult with your tax, financial and/or legal advisors about your personal situation and long-term goals.

Download our Donation Form, or

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You can also contribute monthly donations.

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What is a Planned Gift?

A planned gift is a charitable donation arranged during a donor’s lifetime, directing some or all of the donor’s estate to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - either now or in the future. Your donation can be made with a specific purpose in mind, and tailored to suit your particular interests and preferences.


You can designate the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as a beneficiary of your will. Your bequest can be a specific dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage or residue of your estate.

Retirement Plan Assets

You can designate the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan.

Life Insurance Policy

You can designate the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as an owner and/or beneficiary, in whole or in part, of an insurance policy.

Gifts of Artwork

You can donate a gift of artwork to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, either giving it outright or retaining use of the artwork during your lifetime. Visit Acquisitions for more information.

Gifts of Securities

Securities, such as stocks or bonds, help 
the Gallery in the present. They also provide significant tax benefits to a donor.


Put money aside in an investment vehicle of your choice. Or leave it to us to invest with our existing endowments. The capital is preserved and the income used for designated Gallery purposes as specified by you.

Your Gift is Appreciated

The Gallery takes great care and pride in acknowledging and recognizing our donors. By sharing your plans during your lifetime, you will help us to ensure your Art Gallery of Nova Scotia legacy is fulfilled.

No matter why you choose to make a planned gift to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, your generosity is much appreciated. Donations support the Gallery’s mission - Engaging People with Art. They also support innovative public and education programming that enriches the lives of Nova Scotians from all walks of life.

Contact us

To speak with someone from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Development Department:

Call: 902-424-0073
Email: rachel.solomon@novascotia.ca