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 13 Canadian art museums

NOTE: Taxes are included in all membership prices listed below.

DID YOU KNOW? Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) students get free standard memberships to the Gallery! Contact us for more info today: info.desk@novascotia.ca or (902) 424-5280.

Standard Membership Rates

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

*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

  • Purchase online using the Buy Now buttons, or Download a Membership Form, and:
    • In person: Drop off your form with payment at our Visitor Services desk
    • Phone: Call the Gallery's Visitor Services desk at 902-424-5280
    • 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 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.

Young Patrons' Circle Membership

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:

  • Circle membership entitlement to over 850 additional museums through North American reciprocal agreement.
  • Invitations to exclusive Circle events throughout the year, artist talks, vault tours, learning opportunities and more.*
  • Exclusive Circle pricing for events such as Art Party and supper clubs.*
  • Opportunity to bring a guest when visiting the Gallery or for Gallery events.
  • YPC Family/Dual members receive a 10% discount on family/public programs such as our Studio Classes and Camps.

*Usually restricted to 19+. Please check in advance.

  Annually For 3 Years
Individual $100Buy Now $240Buy Now
Family/Dual $125Buy Now $300Buy Now

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 850 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

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

  • six free day passes to share with family and friends
  Annually For 3 Years
Gallery Circle $150 ($65 donation) Buy Now $360 ($156 donation) Buy Now

Curator's Circle

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

  • a complimentary membership for a friend
  Annually For 3 Years
Curator's Circle $300 ($215 donation) Buy Now $720 ($516 donation) Buy Now

Director's Circle

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
  Annually For 3 Years
Director's Circle $500 ($415 donation) Buy Now $1,200 ($996 donation) Buy Now

Chairperson's Circle

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
  Annually For 3 Years
Chairperson's Circle $1,000 ($915 donation) Buy Now $2,400 ($2,196 donation) Buy Now