RELEASE: ArtsNL announces the AOPPAO 2022 grant recipients

Jun 22, 2022


ArtsNL announces the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations 2022 grant recipients

June 22, 2022 (St. John’s, NL) – ArtsNL has awarded $310,748 to 21 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 in all artistic disciplines, including dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing. Grants support the costs involved in operating the organization and creating, presenting, or producing artistic works including artist and technician fees, venue rentals, administration cost, and travel expenses. Applications are reviewed by a multidisciplinary peer assessment committee.

“This program supports professional arts organizations as they develop and produce new works, plan and coordinate nationally renowned festivals, and offer professional development and networking opportunities for artists,” said ArtsNL executive director Melanie Martin. “The arts organizations receiving these grants do professional work that strengthens the arts and cultural sector for our province, by employing our artists and connecting them with audiences, as well as other artists and audiences from across Canada.”

The successful applicants are:

Bonavista Biennale $14,998
Cape St Mary’s Arts $15,000
CB Nuit $15,000
Craft Council NL Clay Studio $11,250
Craft Council NL Gallery $15,000
Eastern Labrador Arts $15,000
First Light $15,000
Girl Power $15,000
Grenfell Art $15,000
Labrador Creative Arts Festival $15,000
Lady Cove $15,000
Newman Sound Men’s Choir $15,000
PARC $15,000
Poverty Cove $15,000
Quintessential $15,000
St. John’s Storytelling $15,000
The Rotary Arts Centre $15,000
Trails Tales Tunes $15,000
Union House Arts $15,000
Untellable Movement $14,500
Winterset in Summer $15,000

Media enquiries:

Charlene Jackson
Communications Officer


The 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 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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