Culture Innovation Fund

Culture Innovation Fund


The Culture Innovation Fund invests in initiatives and projects carried out by organizations, partnerships, and collaborations working to use creativity and our diverse culture to address social issues and opportunities within communities.

The fund also supports initiatives intended to strengthen the role of Nova Scotia’s museums and libraries.

What is Culture Innovation?

Culture innovation is about using culture and creative expression in new and better ways to create value. Our broad and diverse culture includes the arts, music, heritage, languages, cultural identities, diversity, recreation, museums, libraries, traditions, food, spirituality and much more. Innovation in the scope of this grant is daring, collaborative, and new.


Registered Nova Scotia not-for-profits, museums, libraries, social enterprises and First Nations communities may submit proposals. Registered Nova Scotia businesses and municipalities may submit proposals in collaboration or partnership with the above organizations.

Fund Objectives

When you submit your proposal to the Culture Innovation Fund, you will need to explain how your project:

  • uses culture to address a social need in your community
  • supports an objective of Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community
  • is innovative beyond fulfilling your organization’s mandate

The Culture Innovation Fund: Healthy Communities Stream supports communities in their effort to welcome physicians and their families. Visit Culture Innovation Fund: Healthy Communities Stream page to learn more


Audience Engagement Stream

Innovation Fund Proposal Guidelines

Innovation Fund Proposal Application