Patron Memberships

Enrich your member experience while providing significant support to help further our mission of connecting people with art and inspiring new ways of thinking.

Patron Members at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia enjoy access to exclusive events and art experiences with artists, curators, community leaders, and collectors. For more information contact or 902-424-0073.

   IN SITU: Lithography Workshop (credit: Wiebke Schroeder)

Core Benefits

  • Benefits of Regular Membership, plus:
  • Dual Membership* or Member + Guest card
  • Opportunity to bring a guest with each visit
  • Access to a unique series of Patron programming. Engaged Patrons can look forward to ART+IDEAS - inspiring after-hours talks that offer insight into the art world. Join at the Contributing Patron level and higher to gain access to IN SITU - visits with artists in their studios.
  • 15% discount at the Gallery Shop
  • Extended art rental privileges with Teichert Gallery
  • Reciprocal admission to select Canadian art museums and to the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Access to over 1,300 museums through NARM & ROAM
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable portion according to CRA guidelines

*Family membership can be arranged upon request. Tax receipts will be adjusted accordingly.

Engaged $250

Core Benefits, plus

  • Invitation to two ART+IDEAS events 
  • Maximum tax receipt: $100
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Contributing $500

Core Benefits, plus

  • Free admission for up to two guests per visit
  • Invitation to two ART+IDEAS events and one IN SITU event
  • Maximum tax receipt: $325
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Sustaining $1,000

Contributing Benefits, plus

  • Free admission for up to four guests per visit
  • Invitation to two ART+IDEAS events and two IN SITU events
  • Maximum tax receipt: $800
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Visionary $2,500

Sustaining Benefits, plus

  • Private curatorial tour along with up to six guests
  • Invitation to two ART+IDEAS events and three IN SITU events
  • Name listed on annual supporter wall in the Lobby
  • Maximum tax receipt: $2,275
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Leading $5,000

Visionary Benefits, plus

  • Opportunity to be recognized as an exhibition or program supporter (where applicable)
  • Maximum tax receipt: $4,750



IN SITU: Studio Visit with John Macnab and Alex Livingston 
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Offered to all Honorary Patrons

Sculptor John Macnab and painter Alex Livingston will open their studios for a special curator-led tour of their respective practices facilitated by David Diviney, Senior Curator, and Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator.

ART+IDEAS: The Collecting Institute
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Offered to all Honorary Patrons

Join Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, and Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, for a conversation exploring how institutional collections reflect and respond to the audiences they serve. This is the first in a 2-part series of Patron Member talks on collecting art.


IN SITU: NSCAD Lithography Workshop  
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Offered to Sustaining Patrons ($1,000+) and higher

Join us in NSCAD's printmaking studio for this exclusive unveiling. Be the first to view the full suite produced for NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions and hear current and past master printers in conversation with the artists, including Brendan Fernandes, Amy Malbeuf, and Ed Pien.


To learn more about supporting the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as a Patron Member or to inquire about upcoming Patron events, contact or 902-424-0073



(left) ART+IDEAS: The Collecting Institute on October 16, 2019.
(right) IN SITU: Lithography Workshop on November 7, 2019 (credit: Wiebke Schroeder).