What We Do

Together with artistic and cultural groups, we’re making New Brunswick an exciting place to live. Through our various projects and programs we encourage and promote New Brunswick arts & culture.

Our mandate is to establish, raise and manage endowment funds. Endowment funds are built thanks to generous donations from people like you. They are professionally invested and generate interest yearly.

Why give to an endowment fund?

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.” Much like a tree, an endowment fund takes time to grow, but once it has, it bears fruit ever year. So while a onetime donation offers an immediate impact, endowment funds support the arts indefinitely.

Arts & Cultural Endowment IncentivesMake the most of your fundraising efforts

The NBFA, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, has created a program that offers arts and cultural organizations a unique opportunity to make the most of their fundraising efforts. Through this Endowment Incentives Program, each dollar raised by… learn more

Art Bond ProjectBuilding better communities

The Art Bond Project was a unique grassroots movement committed to making New Brunswick a happy, healthy and exciting place to live. The NBFA is looking forward to allocating the funds raised by the Project in the near future.… learn more

Arts & Heritage Stabilization Program2002 - 2010

The NBFA, in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick, the Saydie and Samuel Bronfman Family Foundation, and the private sector, was entrusted with $1.3 million in 2002 to help improve the administration, governance, finances and creative capacity of nine New Brunswick arts & heritage organizations. Symphony… learn more

Awards & ScholarshipsCelebrating excellence in the business of art

The NBFA worked closely with donors to create numerous scholarships and awards that reflected donors’ interests and creative approaches to supporting the arts.… learn more