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ArtsNL fosters and promotes the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
ArtsNL fosters and promotes the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

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Advisory: ArtsNL offices closed this afternoon for staff training

Please note that due to staff training sessions scheduled for this afternoon, the ArtsNL office will be closing as of 2pm.

The office will reopen with regular operating hours (8:30am to 4:30pm, closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm) on Friday, June 23, 2017.

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The Nickel Independent Film Festival enters its 17th running this year, and has lots to celebrate. Of course there is the plethora of new films – shorts, features, and documentaries – that will be paraded out over the course of nine different screenings. But, the festival also has a freshly polished new look and also recently moved from ArtsNL’s Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations to the Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations, which operates on a three year cycle. The long running festival is well known for the quality programming it sets, for the festival itself as well as in the number of outreach engagement events and tours it runs throughout the year. The festival also has a reputation for nurturing emerging filmmakers in the Newfoundland and Labrador filmmaker community.

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We recently released the press release sharing the news about the latest grant recipients in the Professional Project Grants Program - many thanks to both Michael Pittman and The Advertiser for the acknowledgements to ArtsNL in the piece, and discussing the important value the grant has!

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NEW on the ArtsNL WEBSITE - Charis Cotter and Southwest Arm Academy's "The Ghosts of Southwest Arm"
Award-winning author and storyteller Charis Cotter experienced such success with an earlier ArtsSmarts project called The Ghosts of Baccalieu at Tricon Elementary in 2013, that she was approached by another school to lead a similar project. Southwest Arm Academy in Little Heart’s Ease worked with Cotter to involve 90 students in all grades from Kindergarten to grade 12 to collaboratively work on a publication of their own. Every student in the school participated – drawings came from students in Kindergarten to grade three, along with stories and illustrations from those in grades four to 12. The new 198 page book, The Ghosts of Southwest Arm, is available now following a recent launch.

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RELEASE: Statoil ArtsSmarts scholarship returns for a third year Deadline: July 17, 2017 #nlarts

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Take a look at the latest feature on the ArtsNL website! It profiles the 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards which returned to St. John’s, after travelling to Stephenville last year. The award gala was emceed by the CBC host of On The Go, Ted Blades. In total, six awards were bestowed throughout the show. ArtsNL Chair Stan Hill also provided an activity update as well as news on ArtsNL’s transition to an online grant application process, and that Petapan 2018 will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, CBC broadcasted the awards gala digitally through Facebook LIVE and their YouTube channel. The broadcast garnered over 8,300 viewers during the live event, and the archive video of gala is now available as part of our latest feature!

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We've just added a brand new video to the online on demand grant program info session library on our official YouTube channel! Check out the session Katrina Rice, our Program Officer, gives focusing on the School Touring Program. It's deadline is on the horizon, applications are due by Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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UPCOMING DEADLINE: School Touring Program

ArtsNL is accepting applications for the School Touring Program (available to professional artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations). The School Touring Program supports tours of high quality artistic presentations and workshops to schools in the province.

Application deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
(Tours must take place between September 15, 2017 and June 22, 2018)

Please visit for an application form.

Schedule an appointment with ArtsNL program staff to review your application before a deadline by clicking

All applicants should note the following:
Eligibility criteria, program guidelines, and application requirements for ArtsNL programs can change without notice. Ensure you use the latest version of the application form available from the ArtsNL website, and review the eligibility criteria, program guidelines, and application requirements for this program before you submit your application.

Contact ArtsNL for details:
Phone: (709) 726-2212 ext. 204 or 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)
Office Location: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, NL
Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

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Missed the live online broadcast of the 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards that CBC-NL aired? The archive video is now on our YouTube channel!

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Thanks to the Gander Beacon for this article on yesterday's grant recipient announcement for AOPPAO! #nlarts
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