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


VANS in Residence

at The Woodlawn Library

We are pleased to announce a new VANS in Residence project.

In Partnership with The Woodlawn Public Library and with the support of the 2013 HRM Artist in Residence Initiative, a residency will take place in March 2014.

The call for artists is now open, details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

The selected artist will collaborate with the community, focussing on youth. This month-long residency will provide a chance for the artists to divide their work between their own practice and engagement with this community. A stipend of $2400 will be paid to the artist, and there is also budget for materials. For full program details, click here.

We’re excited to support an artist in connecting with this library community.

Applications must be received via email on or before December 31/13.

Please contact PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie for more information.

902 423-4694




is Sunday December 1st

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