ArtsNL announces the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations 2024 grant recipients

Apr 29, 2024

For Immediate Release

ArtsNL announces the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations 2024 grant recipients


April 29, 2024 (St. John’s, NL) – ArtsNL has invested $400,000 in 28 professional arts organizations from across the province through its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations (AOPPAO).
The AOPPAO is available to professional not-for-profit arts organizations, spanning the artistic disciplines of dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing. This investment helps offset costs associated with the creation, presentation, and production of artistic work, including artist and technician fees, venue rentals, administration costs, and travel expenses. Applications are reviewed by a multidisciplinary peer assessment committee.
“ArtsNL remains dedicated to empowering artistic expression and fostering cultural enrichment,” said ArtsNL Executive Director, Melanie Martin. “This program supports professional arts organizations in developing and producing new works, planning and coordinating nationally renowned festivals, and offering professional development and career opportunities for artists.”

The Professional Arts Organization 2024 grant recipients are:

Bonavista Biennale Inc. $15,000.00
Cape St. Mary’s Arts Inc. $14,160.00
CB Nuit $14,149.00
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Clay Studio $14,160.00
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery $14,160.00
Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance $14,160.00
First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity $15,000.00
FOGFEST Film Festival Ltd. $14,160.00
Garrick Theatre $14,160.00
Girl Power Inc. $14,160.00
Grenfell Art Gallery $14,160.00
Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation $14,160.00
Jazz East Big Band $14,160.00
Labrador Creative Arts Festival $15,000.00
Newfoundland Quarterly $14,128.00
Ochre Fest $13,560.00
Placentia Theatre Festival $14,160.00
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) $14,160.00
Poverty Cove Theatre Company $14,160.00
Power Productions $14,123.00
Réseau culturel francophone de TNL $14,160.00
St Johns Storytelling Inc $14,160.00
The Rotary Arts Centre $15,000.00
Trails Tales Tunes Festival $14,160.00
Union House Arts $14,160.00
Untellable Movement Theatre $14,160.00
Winterset in Summer Inc. $14,160.00
Women’s Work Festival $15,000.00

We applaud these organizations and look forward to seeing their work in this Year of the Arts.

Media Enquiries
Charlene Jackson
Communications Officer
(709) 726-2212 ext. 3
charlene@artsnl.caThe Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (now known as ArtsNL) is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The Council is governed by a volunteer board of 13 appointed by government, reflecting regional representation of the province. This includes 10 professional artists who provide sectoral representation of the arts community; two community representatives (with an interest in the arts); and one representative of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation (non-voting). ArtsNL receives an annual allocation of $5.2 million from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, program delivery, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports the following artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.


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