Visual Arts Nova Scotia

South Shore

Record #: TOB0035
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016
Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2013


Located In Halifax Regional Municipality
Where To Find Us
1113 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
Areas Served South Shore Region


Contact Sally Warren, South Shore Representitive, Visual Arts Nova Scotia Board of Directors; Phone: (902) 531-2161; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Sally Warren 
PO Box 245 
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0

Description & Services

Information Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication. 
- OFFER programs, services and resources to individual artists and the visual arts sector 
- SUPPORT the activity of professional visual art practices 
- ADVOCATE for individual artists, the visual arts sector and the arts in general 
Visual Arts Nova Scotia is an artist-run organization incorporated in 1976 to support and promote artists while advocating for the visual arts sector in Nova Scotia. By encouraging artists to pursue their creative and professional practices creating connections to a community of peers and serving as a primary source for information. Visual Arts Nova Scotia fosters excellence, skills development, and learning in the arts. 
Programs and services: 
Visual Arts News 
Mentorship Program 
PAINTS (Professional Artists in the Schools) 
Professional Development Workshops 
E-Studio Artist Directory 
Resource Library 
Artist Emergency Fund 
Corridor Gallery 
Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is managed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors who come from all regions of the province. Most Directors are also working artists. 
Alongside their roles and responsibility as a VANS Board of Director, regional representatives represent VANS in their designated regions, promoting the organizations mandate and activities, providing regional reports at quarterly board meetings, liaising in their community and with the VANS regional membership, assisting VANS staff with the coordination of activities in their designated region, and optionally, organizing a regional activity once every two years. 
If you would like more information on VANS programs, services and events here on the South Shore, please contact the South Shore Representative.  

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