New to PAINTS?
For Artists:

Welcome to PAINTS

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Application Guidelines

Artist Application Form

Travel Form

Evaluation Form


VANS in Residence

For Educators

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Application Guidelines

School Application Form

Evaluation form






Next PAINTS Deadline coming up February 1st, 2016! 

Make plans to make art!!


Studio Days Program

high school & junior high teachers - create a full studio day experience for your students with a partner artist.


Click here for more info!

Helping  to bring  art & artists into your school.


PAINTS (Professional Artists In The Schools) is a program that helps schools in Nova Scotia bring professional visual arts into their classrooms.  There are more than 60 artists that are part of PAINTS living and working in every part of NS.  Projects can range from 3 hours to 12 hours, and can involve artists working in every imaginable discipline. 


PAINTS projects make links between the professional artists’ own work and the workshops that they lead with the students.  We’re really interested in providing the richest experience possible through these relatively small programs.  A project can be with one class, or a small group of students and the brief application is filled out online through this website.    


The school pays $20 per hour for the artist’s time.  PAINTS makes up the other 50% and also provides some support for travel and materials costs. This is a great, cost effective way to infuse more art into your school.


Here on our website you'll find all the information you need to get involved.

Questions?  Call or email PAINTS Co-ordinator Andrea Ritchie.  423-4694