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.


Effective May 1, 2018, 3-year membership fees have increased, and ceased at the Circle Levels.

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 Save 10% Buy Now
*Family/Dual $85 Buy Now Save 10%Buy Now
Senior (60+) $40 Buy Now Save 10%Buy Now
Senior Couple $60 Buy Now Save 10%Buy Now
Student $30 Buy Now Save 10%Buy Now
**Non-profit Organization $50 Buy Now Save 10%Buy Now
**Corporate $100 Buy Now Save 10%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 [PDF] 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

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
Gallery Circle $150 ($65 donation) Buy Now

Curator's Circle

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

  • a complimentary membership for a friend
  Annually
Curator's Circle $300 ($215 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
Director's Circle $500 ($415 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
Chairperson's Circle $1,000 ($915 donation) Buy Now