Support + Donations

For people who don’t just want to support a season of entertainment, but instead want to invest in a generation of musicians and dancers—and the long-term future of the arts here at home—the Conservatory is the ideal partner to realize these aspirations. And to truly make a lasting mark on the arts and in the lives of our students, faculty, and community.


The Maritime Conservatory is one of the largest and longest-standing arts education institutions in North America. Its success relies on the active support of community members through volunteering, program participation, and financial donations.

Your generosity can change a student’s life.

The Conservatory depends on charitable donations to maintain the high standards of tuition offered by its faculty at affordable prices. Individual donations have helped thousands of people to reach their goals in music and dance.


Charitable Registration Number: 840672703RR0001

Donating is easy.

After completing the CanadaHelps donation form below, your transaction will be processed through Canada Help’s fully secure server. You can make a donation in any amount using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Google Pay and Apple Pay, Online Debit/Interac, or with a PayPal account. Your donation, if at least $20, is fully tax-deductible and you will receive a charitable tax receipt directly from CanadaHelps. There is an option to give once or to make a monthly gift.

You may also make a donation directly from your bank account via INTERAC e-Transfer®‎ to, or by mailing a cheque directly to our office.

Charitable gifts may be designated to our general fund, our student scholarship endowment fund, for scholarships and for bursaries, or to our building fund. Donations may be made in memory or honour of a loved one.

Thank you for your donation.

About The Maritime Conservatory

Since 1886 the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts has been at the centre of music and dance education in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Throughout that time thousands of students have developed a life-long love of the performing arts, many of whom have gone on to professional careers all around the world based on the solid foundation acquired here. 

Today students of all ages and abilities continue to join our arts family to pursue their goals and follow their dreams in music and dance. From the youngest baby in our ‘Kindermusik’ program to our ‘Silver Swans’ of ballet, we continue to nurture Nova Scotians in the performing arts in all ages and stages of life. 

Music and dance nourish the soul. Learning and performing builds confidence, enhances lives, and helps people become their true selves. Drawn here by a reputation for excellence the Conservatory has a faculty of experienced and professional teachers who are its heart and soul. Here they impart their knowledge and passion to inspire their students to be the best that they can be whatever their goals and wherever their ambitions may take them. The Conservatory is a home of human beauty.

Our work and success demonstrate the value and impact of investments in the arts, where supporters can invest in a new generation of musicians, dancers, and musical relevance right here in their community, and highlight Nova Scotia’s presence on the world’s stages. The Maritime Conservatory acknowledges that our building is located in Mi’kma’ki, which is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We acknowledge the Mi’kmaq People as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We are all treaty people. 

Your gift directly supports our:

General Fund

Funding helps in the development of music and dance programming, the acquisition of equipment and instruments, general upkeep and for the operation of the Conservatory, and items that we view as necessary for the wellbeing of our students.


Funding is used for tuition credits to be given to committed students who are in need of financial assistance.

Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Funding is used to build the Conservatory’s restricted scholarship fund. The interest generated is used exclusively to reward exceptional students who audition before our professional and expert panel or who are highly recommended by their teacher.


Funding (minimum $100) is used to directly reward exceptional students who audition before our professional and expert panel, or who are highly recommended by their teacher. These are usually given under a family name or to honour a person’s memory.

Building Fund

Funding is used for badly needed repairs to the exterior and interior of our heritage building to maintain a safe and secure environment for our students and faculty now and for the future.