Membership

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has membership options for everyone. Become a member and enjoy benefits like free access every day, discounts, and invitations to exclusive events.

Gallery visitors looking at exhibition

All memberships include:

  • Free admission to the Gallery every day
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Access to exclusive members-only programs
  • 10% discount at the Gallery shop
  • Complimentary subscription to member magazine, the Journal
  • Rental privileges with the Teichert Gallery
  • First notice of news and events
  • Free admission to 16 Canadian art museums

Membership form

Standard Membership Rates

Purchase your Art Gallery of Nova Scotia annual membership and either make one easy payment at the time of purchase, or make twelve equal monthly payments spanning the duration of your membership.

Membership Annually For 3 Years
Individual $60 $144
*Family/Dual $85 $204
Senior (60+) $40 $96
Senior Couple $60 $144
Student $30 $72
Non-profit Organization $50 $120
**Corporate $100 $240

*Family memberships include discounts on children’s educational programs, such as PD day programs, March break camps and the Summer School of the Arts. You’re also invited to enjoy our Family Sundays and other special events throughout the year.

** Corporate and Non-Profit Organization Memberships also grant a 10% discount on space rentals as well as two transferable membership cards for use by employees.

Become a Member

  • In person: Drop off your form with payment at our Visitor Services desk
  • Download a membership form
    • Fax: complete the Membership Form including your credit card information, and fax to 902-424-7359
    • Mail: Send your completed form with payment to:  

      Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
      Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
      1723 Hollis St, PO Box 226
      Halifax, NS B3J 3C8

Note: When purchasing your membership in-person at the Gallery you will receive your card right away. If you purchase online, or by mailing in, your card will be mailed within 48 hours.

Enhanced Membership

If you want to make an additional donation to the Gallery, you may be eligible for an enhanced membership with further exclusive benefits.

With our Giving Circle levels of membership, you will enjoy:

  • the benefits of a family membership
  • a tax receipt equal to the amount paid, less the $85 membership fee
  • free admission to the 700 member museums of North American Reciprocal Museums Association
  • free admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • your name in the annual report (or not, if you prefer)

Gallery Circle - $150-$299

Members at this level receive all the benefits listed above plus:

  • six free day passes to share with family and friends

Young Patrons' Circle

The Young Patrons' Circle is a group of like-minded professionals between the ages of 20 - 49 with a common interest in the arts and supporting the local arts community. The Circle supports the Gallery in its desire to engage young people in all facets of arts and culture, particularly Canadian and Atlantic Canadian contemporary art.

Members at this level enjoy all the benefits above plus:

  • invitations to attend exclusive Young Patrons’ Circle events, artist talks, vault tours, learning opportunities and more
  • exclusive pricing for events such as Supper Clubs and Art Rising
  • six free day passes to share with family and friends
  • corporate members also receive an exhibition catalogue
Membership Annually
Individual $200 ($145 donation)
Family/Dual $300 ($215 donation)

Curator's Circle - $300-$499

Members at this level receive all the benefits listed above and:

  • a complimentary membership for a friend

Director's Circle $500-$999

Members at this level receive all the benefits listed above and:

  • a complimentary membership for a friend
  • a complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • a 10% discount on space rentals

Chairperson's Circle $1000-$2499

Members at this level receive all the benefits listed above and:

  • a complimentary membership for a friend
  • a complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • a 10% discount on space rentals
  • a privately arranged tour for up to 12 people