Operating Assistance to Cultural Organizations

Culture Funding and Awards

Operating Assistance to Cultural Organizations

The Operating Assistance program supports professional arts and culture organizations that develop and sustain Nova Scotia's cultural community. The types of organizations that receive assistance include those that produce cultural product, own or manage cultural facilities, provide service to the cultural sector or produce a cultural festival or event. These organizations are fundamental to the vitality of cultural life in Nova Scotia either as primary producers, enablers or developers of cultural activity.

New applicants only: 2023 One-Time Special Operations Grant – It's recommended that you prepare your responses before submitting your application. Use the 2023 One-Time Special Operations Grant Preview Document (PDF), then access the online form. Deadline for One-Time Special Operations Grant applications: 31 May 2023.

If you have questions about eligibility, application requirements or other concerns, contact the program officer at 902-476-9308 or jessica.peddle@novascotia.ca.


Supporting our culture and heritage, while investing in our own creative class, contributes to Nova Scotia's vital creative economy