Festivals and Events Program

Festivals and Events Program

Festivals & Events can help create vibrant communities and provide an opportunity to showcase our unique culture.

The new Festival and Community Event Development Program was revised to better align with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage’s mandate and Government’s Culture Action Plan.  The objectives of the program are to improve the sustainability and event hosting capacity of unique community events and to support home-grown events that promote or strength the unique character of the community.  Eligible expenses will cover activities like marketing, sponsorship, governance, and capacity building.

To apply please read the Program Guidelines carefully and use the application form below.  To help guide you through the application please refer to the Program Assessment Form that will be used when scoring applications.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Program Officer, Angela Dennison at Angela.Dennison@NovaScotia.ca or (902) 424-3876.

Download Program Guidelines

Download Program Application

Download Program Assessment