Sponsors and Partners

2023 Festival Funders, Sponsors and Partners


Propeller Brewing, a long-time partner and supporter of Nocturne, is hosting Myron Campbell, who has also designed a label for this year's Nocturne Brew! You can pick some up at Myron’s Artist Talk or at Nocturne’s Launch Party.

NATIONAL Public Relations

As Nocturne's Creative Partner, NATIONAL provides critical marketing and branding support and helped us to change the way that you see art and change the way you see your city.

Downtown Halifax Business Commission

DHBC, a not-for-profit organization that represents the 1600+ businesses located in the Downtown core, is sponsoring Nocturne's walking tour this year.


Situated along the scenic Halifax waterfront, the Marriott Halifax Waterfront offer easy access to the shops and restaurants along the boardwalk as well as the Historic Properties, including some of Nocturne's most exciting installations and artists.


Emera is committed to addressing barriers to attendees enjoying Nocturne through an accessible guided/self-guided tour.

Build Nova Scotia

Build NS supports a healthy, connected, and thriving Nova Scotia, including the Halifax waterfront, where many Nocture projects take place. This year, they are sponsoring the Pop Can and Waterfront Huts.

The Coast

Halifax's beloved independent news source, and an essential media partner for our festival. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay informed about all of this year's Nocturne projects, events and news!

Only Issue

An independent film house, Only Issue helps capture the energy of Nocturne each year, and produces our highlight reel.

Government Funders

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada's National Arts funder, supporting both Canadian artists and arts organizations, has been integral to "bringing the arts to life" at Nocturne.

Arts Nova Scotia

Arts NS supports artists in communities, provides access support, and helps to ensure Nocturne’s ongoing success.

Province of Nova Scotia

The Provincial government supports Nocturne through the Cultural Innovation Fund.

Halifax Regional Municipality

A key funder of Nocturne and cornerstone to the festival, HRM is sponsor of our Anchor projects program.

Heritage Canada

Federal funding for the festival is provided through Heritage Canada.

Community Partners

Inuit Futures

Nocturne is proud to be hosting four Inuit Futures projects, presented in partnership with Inuit Futures, which supports Inuit and Inuvialuit to become leaders within their communities in all areas of the arts.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada and annually hosts projects during Nocturne.

Eyelevel Gallery

A not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre dedicated to presenting, developing and promoting contemporary art in Halifax, Eyelevel is a community partner showcasing The Invisible Artists Carnival.

Kinetic Studio

This non-profit contemporary dance studio is a community partner for this year's festival, showcasing To Dance Is ...

Eastern Front Theatre

Supports the work of Atlantic Canadian playwrights and is a Nocturne community partner participating in this year’s Anchor Projects Program.

Khyber Centre for the Arts

Kjipuktuk's artist-run centre showcasing Marissa Sean' Cruz's [AD]Venture Capital.


Bringing practicing artists and local residents together in dynamic studio exploration, Nocturne is proud to host two Wonder’neath projects this year: the Wayfinding Care Project and NOISEmakers.


CreateSpace Public Art Residency is a national public art program that provides emerging Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists with the skills, relationships, and practical experiences needed to build and advance public art practices. Nocturne is proud to be hosting artist Nailah Tattaa.


Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is a key supporter of Nocturne's NOISEmakers Program.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Across Mi’kma’ki, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) supports artists through education, connection and advocacy. This year, we are partnering with VANS to present our opening panel on October 12.

Visual Arts News

Visual Arts News is a magazine that explores contemporary art practices in Atlantic Canada, on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Inuit, Innu, and the Southern Inuit of NunatuKavut. Published in Mi’kma’ki, Visual Arts News is a community-driven publication that seeks to enliven culture and keep record while supporting and celebrating the many overlapping communities in the Atlantic region.

CKDU Radio

Tune in to CKDU! They will be partner-hosting David Barclay and Lindsay Dawn Dobbin's project Deep Ocean Listening, and their and artist talk.

OSO Planning & Design

OSO supports Nocturne signage and wayfinding and helps ensure folks know where they are going during Nocturne. You can also check out their project Future Fragments.

Corporate Partnership Values Statement

Nocturne partners with a diverse pool of stakeholders—including artists, community partners, and sponsors—to bring art and energy to the streets of Kjipuktuk/Halifax every October.

In line with our mission to celebrate contemporary professional art, Nocturne is committed to centering artists and prioritizing their well-being in all of our decision-making. This commitment has prompted us to revisit our corporate sponsorship strategy.

Sponsorship plays an important role in making Nocturne happen each year: it pays artists for their cultural labour, ensures that staff receive liveable wages, and supports the logistics, planning, and project management work required to create a memorable festival experience.

Nocturne is open to exploring sponsorship opportunities with like-minded organizations who have a track record of supporting the arts and share our commitment to artist well-being.

At the discretion of our Executive Director and Board, prospective sponsors will be reviewed to ensure that they fulfill these criteria.

If you have questions or feedback, please get in touch with our Executive Director, Melany Nugent-Noble, at [email protected].