Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by the Arts Council Act. It's mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
(4)

🔔UPCOMING DEADLINE: ArtsSmartsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ArtsSmarts application deadline has been extended by two...
04/28/2020
ArtsNL - News - April 28, 2020 - UPCOMING DEADLINE: ArtsSmarts

🔔UPCOMING DEADLINE: ArtsSmarts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ArtsSmarts application deadline has been extended by two weeks. The new deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020.

ArtsNL is now accepting online applications for the ArtsSmarts program (available to schools, school boards, or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects). ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts acti...

"From our own data, we know that for every dollar that’s spent on arts in the province, there is a return of between $5 ...
04/23/2020
Interview with NL arts chief Reg Winsor: ‘Art is vital to the economy’ - The Charity Report

"From our own data, we know that for every dollar that’s spent on arts in the province, there is a return of between $5 and $7."

Five weeks ago, public health requirements brought the work of artists and arts organizations to a screeching halt. Performances were cancelled, seasons rescheduled and many events indefinitely put on hold. The Charity Report wanted to do a deep dive into how artists were being affected by the pand...

04/22/2020
Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante

How can artists impact movement in climate change? In recognition of Earth Day, Duo Concertante are pleased to announce, Ecology of Being. In homage to the earth and with our future generations in mind, the Duo have brought together original works from 5 composers: Dawn Avery, Artist, Carmen Braden, Ian Cusson, Melissa Hui and Bekah Simms.

Learn more about Ecology of Being, performance dates and composers at http://duoconcertante.com/ecology-of-being/.

A very special thank you to Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council for making this possible.

#EOB

CBC has launched the CBC Creative Relief Fund to provide immediate, urgent support to Canadian creators. Applications ac...
04/09/2020
CBC Creative Relief Fund

CBC has launched the CBC Creative Relief Fund to provide immediate, urgent support to Canadian creators. Applications accepted immediately, starting today, April 9, until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, April 24.

The unprecedented new CBC Creative Relief Fund will provide $2 million in development and production funding for a diverse range of innovative, original Canadian storytelling.

We've updated our FAQs with the latest information available to help funded individuals, organizations, or schools facin...
04/06/2020
ArtsNL - FAQ and Program Updates Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

We've updated our FAQs with the latest information available to help funded individuals, organizations, or schools facing unexpected changes to planned activities: www.artsnl.ca/aboutus/covid19faq.htm

The Council and Staff of ArtsNL wish to acknowledge the many challenges being faced by artists and arts organizations in the province, the country, and around the world whose health and livelihood are being directly affected by the global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts and suppor...

04/03/2020

UPDATE: Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations (AOPPAO)

04/02/2020

UPDATE: Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations (SPPAO)

03/31/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Congratulations, Michelle!

(Our apologies for the re-post. There was an issue with the original video and we had to upload it again. You can also find it on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/MncXQ_aqshw)

On March 31, 2020, ArtsNL announced Michelle Porter as the winner of the 2019 Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award.

Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, the scheduled presentation at the A.C. Hunter Public Library in St. John's was cancelled. Michelle accepted the award via video.

The full press release can be viewed on the ArtsNL website: http://www.artsnl.ca/news/20200331.htm

For more information about the Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award, visit www.artsnl.ca/awards/jackson.htm

03/31/2020
ArtsNL - 2019 Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award: Michelle Porter

On March 31, 2020, ArtsNL announced Michelle Porter as the winner of the 2019 Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award.

Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, the scheduled presentation at the A.C. Hunter Public Library in St. John's was cancelled. Michelle accepted the award via video.

The full press release can be viewed on the ArtsNL website: http://www.artsnl.ca/news/20200331.htm

For more information about the Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award, visit www.artsnl.ca/awards/jackson.htm

03/31/2020

RELEASE: Michelle Porter wins 2019 Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award

03/30/2020

RELEASE: Update on the 35th Annual Arts Awards

Happening this morning on CBC Weekend AM with Heather Barrett!
03/28/2020

Happening this morning on CBC Weekend AM with Heather Barrett!

Tune in to CBC Newfoundland and Labrador's Weekend AM tomorrow to hear interviews with 2019 BMO Winterset Award finalists Megan Gail Coles, Michael Crummey, and Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, starting at 9:50 a.m. NDT.

Can't catch the morning broadcast? Check out the Weekend AM podcast, available Saturday afternoon: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/newfoundland-and-labrador/nl-the-weekend-arts-magazing/

Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote
03/27/2020

Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote

As Honourary Patron of the BMO Financial Group Winterset Award, I extend congratulations to Megan Gail Coles, winner of the award for her book “Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club”. Congratulations as well to finalists Michael Crummey for “The Innocents” & Elizabeth Penashue for “Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive”. A total of 32 titles were considered. The award is one of the largest literary prizes in Atlantic Canada. Megan also won the award in 2014 for “Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome”. Traditionally the award is announced & presented at Government House which is closed to public events during #COVID19. The announcement was made by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. #nlarts #StaySafeStayHome #goodreads

The winner of the 2019 BMO Winterset Award is Megan Gail Coles for her book, Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun ...
03/26/2020

The winner of the 2019 BMO Winterset Award is Megan Gail Coles for her book, Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club, published by House of Anansi: www.artsnl.ca/news/20200326.htm

03/25/2020

📣 Be on the lookout for the announcement of the 2019 BMO Winterset Award winner! We'll post via our website and social media tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. NDT. ⏰

We chatted with Justin Oakey about his latest film, A Fire In The Cold Season, its scheduled premiere at the Stockfish F...
03/23/2020

We chatted with Justin Oakey about his latest film, A Fire In The Cold Season, its scheduled premiere at the Stockfish Film Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the impact of COVID-19: www.artsnl.ca/feature/justinoakey.htm

We've added new information to our FAQ and program updates related to COVID-19. Visit www.artsnl.ca/aboutus/covid19faq.h...
03/20/2020
ArtsNL - FAQ and Program Updates Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

We've added new information to our FAQ and program updates related to COVID-19. Visit www.artsnl.ca/aboutus/covid19faq.htm for details on Federal Government support measures.

The Council and Staff of ArtsNL wish to acknowledge the many challenges being faced by artists and arts organizations in the province, the country, and around the world whose health and livelihood are being directly affected by the global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts and suppor...

ArtsNL is sensitive to the many challenges ahead for artists, organizations, and their stakeholders. We have created som...
03/19/2020
ArtsNL - FAQ and Program Updates Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

ArtsNL is sensitive to the many challenges ahead for artists, organizations, and their stakeholders. We have created some FAQs to help funded individuals, organizations, or schools facing unexpected changes to planned activities: www.artsnl.ca/aboutus/covid19faq.htm

The Council and Staff of ArtsNL wish to acknowledge the many challenges being faced by artists and arts organizations in the province, the country, and around the world whose health and livelihood are being directly affected by the global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts and suppor...

‼️ [POSTPONED] REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Research on funding for Indigenous artists, arts groups, & arts organizations➡️ ww...
03/17/2020
ArtsNL - News - March 17, 2020 - Request for proposals: Deadline postponed

‼️ [POSTPONED] REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Research on funding for Indigenous artists, arts groups, & arts organizations

➡️ www.artsnl.ca/news/20200317.htm

March 17, 2020 (St. John’s, NL) – As a result of the recent Federal and Provincial Government’s public health announcements and directives concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtsNL has postponed the March 18, 2020 deadline for the submission of proposals for research on funding for Indigenous...

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenou...
03/13/2020

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenous groups.

🗓️Deadline for submissions: March 18, 2020

To learn more, visit http://artsnl.ca/news/rfp2020.htm

03/12/2020

RELEASE: Renée Hackett wins 2019 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award

The winner of the 2019 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award is Renée Hackett! Congratulations! A full release and backgrounder wil...
03/12/2020

The winner of the 2019 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award is Renée Hackett! Congratulations! A full release and backgrounder will be online tomorrow morning.

Sending many thanks to the Women's Work Festival for working with us to make tonight’s presentation!

Sign up for ArtsNL emails that include job opportunities, workshops, calls for proposals/artwork, and more! We also issu...
03/06/2020

Sign up for ArtsNL emails that include job opportunities, workshops, calls for proposals/artwork, and more! We also issue a weekly Opportunities Digest on Friday afternoons.

✉️www.artsnl.ca/join.htm

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenou...
03/06/2020

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenous groups.

🗓️Deadline for submissions: March 18, 2020

To learn more, visit http://artsnl.ca/news/rfp2020.htm

In our featured project, we chat with filmmaker Devin Shears about the production of his latest short film, Grown in Dar...
03/05/2020

In our featured project, we chat with filmmaker Devin Shears about the production of his latest short film, Grown in Darkness, and the story behind its creation.

🎥 http://www.artsnl.ca/feature/devinshears.htm

03/04/2020

Finalists announced for 2019 BMO Winterset Award

🔔Attention Arts Awards nominees!🔔 The deadline for support material submissions is 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT! If you need assis...
02/21/2020

🔔Attention Arts Awards nominees!🔔 The deadline for support material submissions is 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT!

If you need assistance, ArtsNL staff can help until 4:30 p.m., when our office closes for the day. Contact Ashley Lewis at 709-726-2212 (ext. 201) or [email protected]

02/19/2020

RELEASE: Long list announced for 2019 BMO Winterset Award

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's cover photo
02/18/2020

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's cover photo

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenou...
02/18/2020

ArtsNL is inviting proposals from individuals willing to travel to the territories of the province’s four main Indigenous groups. To learn more, visit www.artsnl.ca/news/rfp2020.htm

In our featured project, we chat with Frank Holden and Fabian O'Keefe about the origins of Ballad of a Green Man and how...
02/14/2020

In our featured project, we chat with Frank Holden and Fabian O'Keefe about the origins of Ballad of a Green Man and how it was adapted for use in the classroom: www.artsnl.ca/feature/ballad.htm🌱

Address

1 Springdale Street
St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador, NL
A1C 5H5

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

709-726-2212

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council:

Videos

About ArtsNL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (now known as ArtsNL) is a non-profit Crown Agency created in 1980 by the Arts Council Act. The Act states that the purpose of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is to foster and promote the creation and production of works in the arts in the province, the study and enjoyment of these works and to encourage public awareness of the arts.

The objects of the Council are to foster and promote the creation and production of works in the arts, the study and enjoyment of these works, and in particular, the Council shall:


  • Foster and promote through grants and otherwise the arts of the province and the arts of groups indigenous to the province;

  • Help through grants and otherwise in the development of provincial amateur and professional artists and arts organizations; and

  • Advise the Minister with respect to the development of the arts and arts policy in the province.
  • Grant Funding Programs:

    ArtsNL operates seven granting programs. To ensure that its limited financial resources are used wisely and that decisions are made fairly and objectively, Council uses a peer-assessment process for reviewing artistic proposals. Applications are reviewed by a peer-assessment committee, whose members are experienced professionals with expertise in a given discipline. Effort is made to provide a balanced representation of discipline, gender, and region on the assessment committees. The actual make-up of a jury is determined after the closing date for applications. This enables the Arts Council to develop a qualified jury and to avoid potential conflicts of interest. The peer jury is a recommending committee only. The Council members ratify the jury recommendations.

    Arts Council assessment is normally based on the artistic merit of the work proposed. Several other criteria, such as originality, growth potential, permanence, access, ability, and feasibility, are also used to assist peer assessment committees in making objective decisions. This is determined by a comparative review of all the other projects submitted. Other factors such as the quality of the support material submitted, the impact of the project on the development of the artist and/or art form, and financial viability, are also considered.

    More information about each of the grant funding programs, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application forms can be found here: http://www.nlac.ca/grants/index.htm

    Nearby government services


    Other Government Organizations in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Show All

    Comments

    Canadian writers and artists! The Resiliency Anthology is open for submissions until January 1, 2020. We are accepting poetry, fiction, non fiction and artwork for our anthology which will be in bookstores next year. Submit ➡️ https://theselkie.co.uk/resiliency/ This is a paid opportunity for Canadian artists. Supported by Calgary Arts Development.
    Check out this one-of-a-kind jazz event funded in part by Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. This is the perfect event to kick off Easter weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/426909041471260/
    With word of upcoming shows in Corner Brook, Norris Point and Cow Head – Allison Crowe’s “local”, the supportive team at AFM/CFM Union chapter 820, aka the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association, kindly features Allison in their newest member profile @ https://www.facebook.com/NLMusicians/posts/2250145145023621 It’s a delightful Q&A session – Allison chatting with Evelyn Jess of Evelyn Jess Music. Hearty thanks to Evelyn for creating this feature, and to musician Rozalind MacPhail, aka Rozzie Rosbourne, Executive Director of Local 820 – and all their crew for the kind support and appreciation they provide Alley and to all musicians working to bring joy to our world! Sláinte!
    Please vote for me daily until March 31 -My art & I are one of the top 10 finalists in the national FrancoStar contest - Young At Heart category. Select my video and then fill out the ballot at the bottom and you too have a chance to win a trip to anywhere in French Canada. Thanks . https://rvf.ca/en/contests/francostar
    Are you streaming the Public consultation live here?
    The Lady of the Falls begins the island portion of our ACC tour in St. John's at the LSPU Hall on February 24th. This show was made possible through generous support from ArtsNL, as we are so glad for the opportunity to share it with the province!
    ***CASTING *** https://www.shortfilmmelody.com/blank Production title: Melody Union: Both Project length: Short Film Posted on: January , 2019 Production location: St. John's Newfoundland Production Company: Little Scout Films / Justin Foley Entertainment Company website: www.shortfilmmelody.com Director: Anna Wheeler Producer: Justin A. Foley Casting Director: Anna Wheeler Audition Location: 40 Kings Road, St.John's, Newfoundland Shooting Location: St. John's Email: [email protected] Compensation: Yes KEY DATES Auditions: Sunday the 27th at Nifco, 40 kings road (Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window with possible call backs to follow) Shooting Starts: April 5th, 2019 Shooting Ends: April. 7th, 2019 Synopsis: Newfoundland, 1984. Two young women find themselves in an impossible situation. With no one to turn to and against all odds, the pair take the road trip of their lives. Based on the short story Melody, by Lisa Moore, from her 2002 collection of short stories, Open. Character BIOS [BECKI] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 17-25] Protagonist. Illusive and unsure of who she should be in the world or how to navigate womanhood. She develops a deep friendship with Melody but remains trepidatious as to how to support her. A first-year English student, she captures most of what she experiences in a notebook. The role contains implied nudity. [MELODY] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 17-25] Direct, impenetrable, sexually fluid, daring and reckless. Melody lives in the moment; however, when she finds herself pregnant, she has nowhere to turn.With no family support and no money, she puts her trust in her only confidant Becki, who she enlists to hitchhike with her across the island. [HANK] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-50] Married, weathered but attractive, and blue-collard. Hank drives a pickup truck and offers the girls a lift. A possible wolf in sheep's clothing. [RECEPTIONIST] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-50] Receptionist at an abortion clinic who works the night shift. Experienced with a no nonsense attitude. She is a hard ticket but hasn't lost her sense of empathy. [DOUG] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20-30] University student. Humble, honest, eager; the "boy next door". A willing participant in college hook-up culture, he catches Becki's eye at a bar and the two have sex outside. The role contains implied nudity. [DOUG'S GIRLFRIEND] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 17-25] University student. Completely in love with and trusting of her boyfriend, Doug. Lives on the same dorm floor as Becki but the two are not close.
    As simply delightful as juice tarts… lollipops and cheese is the song “Old Brown’s Daughter”:.https://www.facebook.com/AllisonCroweMusic/videos/1234144513420028 This ode to the impulses of the human heart’s composed so long ago, by G.W. Hunt (1839-1904), and gathered in “Burke’s Ballads” it’s now a trad tune. GEST Songs of NFLD provides more history @ http://gestsongs.com/01/oldbrown.htm and shares a variant by the b’ys of Great Big Sea. Allison Crowe, here, marries the universal sentiments with her singular style. (You’ll find Allison on GEST, too, @ http://gestsongs.com/acrowe.htm )
    Allison Crowe brings it on home to Corner Brook this coming Friday, October 26 in the lovely, intimate, RotaryArts Theatre – https://www.facebook.com/events/323733231716531 Rock, Celtic, jazz & roots… All the music and fun you can fit in a night! #Newfoundland #music #fun #concert #RAC #AllisonCrowe
    This coming Monday night, June 25 @ 8:30pm, discover Allison Crowe with Sarah White in concert – part of TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival “Who’s Darkening Our Door” series: https://www.facebook.com/events/597951570583031 Join Allison and Sarah, members of the finest rockin’ folk band, the funnest folkin’ rockers, on land or sea: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1 + http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2 GMTF Box Office: (709) 639-7238 or toll-free 1-877-243-2899 $32 General / $16 Student @ The Ethie Room, Shallow Bay Motel Cabins & Conference Centre (193 Main Street, Cow Head NL A0K 2A0) Fab pic courtesy Alick Tsui Photography
    Where e’er you be – join in on this lovely Newfoundland parlour song. Corner Brook's Allison Crowe and Band, from their freshly-released “Welcome to Us” recording, bring forth “Now I’m 64”. It’s a tune popularized by Atlantic Canada music legends Ryan’s Fancy, Harry Hibbs, Figgy Duff… and, now, us all: https://www.facebook.com/AllisonCroweMusic/videos/10155658100961676 Musicians Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle, bodhran), Céline Sawchuk (cello, vocals), Sarah White (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dave Baird (bass, vocals) & Keelan Purchase (accordion, 12-string guitar, bodhran, harmonica, vocals) banded together on the lovely isle of Newfoundland for sessions and shows. For a flock of creators who live, literally, all over the map it’s a rare chance to slow the world a bit. “We had time to experiment, and think more about the larger picture musically,” says bassist & birder Dave. “It’s only the beginning. It’s just the first we’ve had opportunity to work the music out without much time restraint. It was fun, relaxed, and productive.” Melding into one sound and performance experience the rawest of folk roots and the richest of arena rock – that barely begins to describe the originality and freshness of the quintet’s music and personality. Debuting at Corner Brook, NL’s Rotary Arts Centre, RAC Theatre Co-ordinator Brad Randell observes, “The performance was absolutely magical.” Rolling across the rock, captured fresh at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada – it’s music that’s food for the soul and fun for all. Fortune’s present audio-wise, and Allison’s SD (memory) card is filled with tracks to be mined and enjoyed. Sláinte! "Welcome to Us 1", the concert’s first act, presents the brilliant bi-coastal band's more guitar-and-fiddle-centric tunes – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-1 "Welcome to Us 2", the concert’s second act, features the group's more piano-centric tunes – and encore – live: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-2 "Welcome to Us Banter Bits" includes any chat, laughter, applause not found on the "Welcome to Us" albums on iTunes et al. A free download to complement the concert music: http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/welcome-to-us-banter-bits For our video wrapper here – hearty thanks to Alick Tsui Photography and Mind Palace Design.