artsnb announces transition to digital submission for all grant programs
artsnb is pleased to announce that online forms are now available for its grant application procedures. The transition to a fully digital application system marks an important step forward for the New Brunswick Arts Board, and will be of significant benefit both to the organization and its clients.
“This transition to a digital application system is essential for us to further our mandate, part of which is to administer funding programs for professional artists and facilitate the creation of art in New Brunswick,” says artsnb President Pierre McGraw. “This is going to allow artists to organize their applications and submit them to us more efficiently, and receive the results of competitions more quickly – something we know they will appreciate.”
Although it has been possible to submit applications for Career Development grants through the artsnb website since December 2014, this marks the first time that all of artsnb’s program offerings will be available for online application.
In addition to reducing costs associated with shipping and printing materials, this transition will offer greater convenience and clarity by hosting all necessary forms and documents in one location. Artists will be able to manage a personal profile on a secure server where they can view their full history of online applications with artsnb and receive notifications when grants are awarded.
From an administrative perspective, the new digital system will give our programs a greener footprint, reduce costs, improve accountability, and allow for faster grant processing times.
artsnb’s Program Officers have published a series of blog posts about the various topics related to uploading digital grant applications. Artists are encouraged to start building their online profile at artsnb.ca, and are welcome to contact the Program Officers should they have any questions.
“Our team has been working extremely hard to get this project off the ground,” notes Akoulina Connell, Executive Director at artsnb. “Through several thorough needs analyses and constant communication with our head programmer Matt Tibbits, we’ve developed what we think is a system that will fill an important void in our service offerings to New Brunswick’s artists. We couldn’t be happier with the result.”
View the Digital Transition Series blogs here: