Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Opportunity for a Nova Scotia Artist or Artist Team to Create
Artwork for a Predesignated Community Gathering Space

Public Art

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

Deadline Date:

01/19/22 4:00 PM Local Time - Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Opportunity for a Nova Scotia artist or artist group to create an original artwork for a community gathering space in a predesignated location. Proposals may be from a range of themes and must demonstrate the understanding that the specified site is a public space frequented by diverse users of all age groups. Funds may be used for purposes such as artist fees, materials, consultant fees, and installation-related costs. The wall-mounted work will be installed in the newly redesigned entranceway to a public facility in Dartmouth, located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

HRM is seeking artist-led proposals for the design of an original, wall-mounted work of art to be installed within the newly redesigned entranceway to Alderney Gate and the Alderney Gate Public Library (60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth). The artwork is intended for an elevated wall space in the facility's new community gathering space/entryway. 

Project Intent 

This public art will be a feature component of a recapitalization program for Alderney Gate that includes the development of a new main lobby to create a more inclusive and accessible public space. The intent of the renovations in this area is to improve the overall usefulness and functionality of the existing entry area as a gathering space for the community, a programming space for the Alderney Gate Public Library and an overflow space for the Alderney public market. The project will modernize the lobby- including provision of a new universal washroom facility- and provide a welcoming gathering space for residents, tenants, staff and visitors to Dartmouth.

The proposal selected through this process is understood to be a concept proposal for a future artwork. Possible costs may include but are not limited to: Artist and design fees, consultant fees including the production of stamped engineered drawings where applicable, subcontractor fees, material and fabrication costs, transportation, and all elements of installation.

For Strategic Priorities, see

For site specifics and other details about the proposed artwork, see

An awareness of the Halifax Public Libraries’ Strategic Plan is considered an advantage, See the Strategic Plan in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200879

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The total budget for the project is $32,000 CDN inclusive of net HST.

Term of Contract:

- Agreement, Detailed Design, and Fabrication: February - June 2022
- Project Installation: July 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists and artist groups/teams are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

All documents must be sent by email and must be received on or before 4pm local time, January 19, 2022.

The tentative project schedule is as follows:
- Submission deadline: January 19, 2022
- Selection and notification: February 19, 2022
- Agreement, Detailed Design and Fabrication: February - June 2022
- Project Installation: July 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email all documentation as one (1) PDF document in portrait format to:

Questions regarding the expectations of the submission process should be directed to:
Kellie McIvor
Cultural Asset Manager, Culture and Events
Halifax Regional Municipality

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia: Halifax Regional Municipality;

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA and Canada Medical Residents to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Children

Deadline 01/24/22

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA and Canada medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatrician or pediatric resid

GrantWatch ID#: 129263

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/22

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to Canada Nonprofits and Schools for Community Garden Projects

Deadline 02/28/22

Grants and in-kind donations to Canada registered charities and nonprofit organizations including municipalities and schools for green space projects that benefit the community. Funding is intended for the expansion or establishment of gardens and green spaces. The purp

GrantWatch ID#: 132265

In-Kind Grants of Educational Software to USA, Canada, and International Teachers

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind grants of software and training to USA, Canada, and International educators. The purpose of this program is to give teachers access to educational software that will help their students practice and master math facts. Grantees may use the software with one class

GrantWatch ID#: 137262

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International IHEs for Research Studies on Fragile X Syndrome

Deadline 02/01/22

Fellowships of $45,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit educational institutions for postdoctoral research programs on Fragile X syndrome. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full proposal. The program aims to advance studies that se

GrantWatch ID#: 139422

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Postdoctoral Researchers for Cancer Research

Deadline 02/01/22

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International postdoctoral researchers working in a USA lab for cancer research projects. Emphasis is placed on projects addressing causes and/or treatment. Funding is intended to support young promising scientists at a critical stage in

GrantWatch ID#: 139428

Grants to Nova Scotia Charities in Eligible Regions for Programs to Benefit Local Communities

Deadline 02/11/22

Grants to Nova Scotia registered charities in eligible regions for programs that will have an impact on the community. Eligible programs must address one or more of the following areas of interest: strengthening volunteer organizations, increasing safety and reducing vi

GrantWatch ID#: 140125

Grants to Nova Scotia Registered Organizations in Eligible Locations to Develop Recreational...

Deadline 01/31/22

Grants to Nova Scotia registered organizations in eligible locations to enhance indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for the benefit of local residents. Applicants are required to contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects tha

GrantWatch ID#: 140374