Status of the Artist
Through imagination and innovation, Nova Scotian artists add vibrancy to the cultural, educational, social and economic fabric of communities across our province.
Recognizing the ways in which this role adds to the quality of life in Nova Scotia, the provincial government recently introduced legislation that defines support for the arts and culture sector and honours the creative contributions of artists working in all mediums.
Developed with input from the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Status of the Artist legislation allows artists’ associations to set pay levels for works created and services rendered; outlines government’s roles and responsibilities to artists and encourages fair treatment; ensures that Nova Scotians have access to artistic training and education; acknowledges the working conditions of artists; and ensures government has the necessary tools to support Nova Scotia's artists and their unique needs.
A major step forward in terms of recognizing artists within Nova Scotian society, the legislation is an affirmation to the rest of the country that our province is dedicated to our arts, our culture and to the talented individuals who share their inspiring work.
Visit the Nova Scotia Legislature’s website to view the Status of the Artist bill online.
To learn more about the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council and their efforts to support creative arts in this province, visit the Council’s website.