About artsVest™ Nova Scotia

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants – for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar – doubling their sponsorship opportunity. The program will be continue to operate in Nova Scotia for 2017.

The program provides local arts organizations with:
  • Free live sponsorship training workshop
  • Individualized mentorship sessions with Canada’s top sponsorship experts
  • Peer-to-Peer training workshops
  • Webinars, marketing and branding tutorials
  • Access to our 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course
  • A resource bank of sponsorship tools and templates
A total of $100,000 in matching incentive grants is available to selected participants who secure sponsorship from businesses throughout the 10-month program. Combined with sponsorships from local businesses, this will translate to an investment impact of at least $200,000 into Nova Scotia’s cultural economy over the period of one program year.

artsVest Nova Scotia Continues in 2017!

This year’s program launched in with four workshops across the province in October 2016 with over 60 arts managers in attendance. Workshop attendees were invited to apply for the artsVest program in November and local juries approved 45 arts organizations from the two cities. To view the list of the artsVest Nova Scotia organizations for 2017, click hereTo be kept informed about the next artsVest program cycle, please sign up to the Business for the Arts newsletter here.

To see the results of the program to date, click here.

The Nova Scotia artsVest program is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada and Arts Nova Scotia.

For more information, please contact:
Scott Burke
Program Manager
(902) 802-4710