RELEASE: ArtsNL Professional Project Grants – Spring 2022

Jul 20, 2022


ArtsNL Professional Project Grants: Spring 2022

July 20, 2022 (St. John’s, NL) – ArtsNL has awarded $1,598,829 in grants to 103 artistic projects through its Professional Project Grants Program (PPGP). Funding for the PPGP is provided through ArtsNL’s annual contribution of $5 million from the Provincial Government for granting programs, program delivery, operations, and communications.

“It is vital that working artists are supported in their creative work, and the abundance of practicing artists in the province has once again been demonstrated by the calibre of applications received for the PPGP’s spring session” says Melanie Martin, Executive Director of ArtsNL. “The demand for grants from this program is high, which is an indicator of the robust cultural sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists are consistently producing quality work across the province, in all disciplines.”

The successful applicants for 2022-23 are:


Danielle Aubut (St. John’s) $4,500
Vanessa Matthews (St. John’s) $4,548



Hilary Knee (Corner Brook) $10,825
Louise Moyse (St. John’s) $9,000



Michelle Clemens (St. John’s) $1,827
Elizabeth Hicks (Carbonear) $6,000
Vaida Nairn (St. John’s) $6,000
Andrew Pyne (St. John’s) $5,790



Emily Bridger (St. John’s) $13,500
Rhonda Buckley (St. John’s) $14,287
Barbara Doran (St. John’s) $13,500
Ruth Lawrence (St. John’s) $15,000
Geoffrey Lewis (St. John’s) $13,500
Amelia Manuel (Clarenville) $11,250
Shane Mills (Pouch Cove) $13,500
Melanie Oates (St. John’s) $13,500
Christine Poker (Natuashish) $15,000
Kerrin Rafuse (St. John’s) $8,953
Christian Sparkes & Charles Picco (Outer Cove) $15,000



Prajwala Dixit (St. John’s) $6,000



Reg Kachanoski (Corner Brook) $12,600
Lisa Porter (St. John’s) $10,012
Stephanie Stoker (St. John’s) $3,400



Mulberry Creek (St. John’s) $5,750
Ben Diamond (St. John’s) $4,500
Despertá (St. John’s) $5,367
Esmee Gilbert (St. John’s) $2,850
Aubree Lambe (Mount Pearl) $6,000
Jenny Mallard (Mount Pearl) $6,000
Tabitha Payzant (Mount Pearl) $5,230
Darcy Scott (Conception Bay South) $6,000
Robyn Slade (Gander) $6,000
Greta Warner (St. John’s) $6,000
Kirk Wells (St. John’s) $3,000



Sonja Boon (St. John’s) $4,506
Korona Brophy (Mount Pearl) $7,500
Joshua Chancey (St. John’s) $3,795
Justin Fancy (Conception Bay South) $11,250
Ian Foster (St. John’s) $10,894
Louise Gauthier (Corner Brook) $11,239
Jordan Harnum (Twillingate) $11,250
Shanda Hopkins (St. John’s) $7,424
Kitchinparti (Pouch Cove) $7,410
Rosemary Lawton (St. John’s) $6,000
Andrew LeDrew (St. John’s) $11,250
Rozalind MacPhail (St. John’s) $11,250
Ashleen Molloy (Torbay) $6,512
Daniel Neill (St. John’s) $10,702
Leonard O’Neill (St. John’s) $11,250
Kira Sheppard (St. John’s) $11.250
Silver Wolf Band (Happy Valley-Goose Bay) $6,736
Peter Smith (St. John’s) $11,250
The Duds (St. John’s) $2,800
Zebra and the Moose (St. John’s) $11,250



Allison Graves (St. John’s) $4,574
Lonni Patey (St. John’s) $3,007
Melissa Williams, Julianna McCarthy & Emily Austin (St. John’s) $3,058
Robyn Vivian (St. John’s) $6,000



Geoff Adams (Milton) $15,000
Frank Barry (St. John’s) $15,000
Jerry Etienne (Corner Brook) $15,000
Philip Goodridge (St. John’s) $9,000
Andy Jones (St. John’s) $15,000
Willow Kean (St. John’s) $13,805
Sharon King-Campbell (St. John’s) $11,250
Alexis Koetting (St. John’s) $10,000
Monica Walsh (St. John’s) $4,300



Nina Elliott (Twillingate) $6,000
Tessa Graham (St. John’s $5,988
Ashley Hemmings (St. John’s) $6,000
Tyler Natyshen (Stephenville) $3,750
Karen Ann Pink (South Branch) $6,000
Sabrina Pinksen (Wild Cove) $5,938
Evelyn Roitner (St. John’s) $5,627



Vanessa Brakalova (Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s) $11,250
Kailey Bryan (St. John’s) $12,086
Erin Callahan St. John (St. John’s) $8,288
Marlene Creates (Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s) $6,750
Susan Furneaux (Conception Harbour) $8,963
Mike Gough (St. John’s) $11,250
Kym Greeley (St. John’s) $12,086
Christine Koch (St. John’s) $6,000
Michelle MacKinnon (Corner Brook) $11,250
Rhonda Pelley (St. John’s) $11,250
Emily Pittman (St. John’s) $6,000
Nicholas Ryan St. John’s) $11,250
Megan Samms (Doyles) $11,250
Anastasia Tiller (Lethbridge) $11,250
Nelson White (St. John’s) $11,250
D’Arcy Wilson (Corner Brook) $11,250



Mary Martha Andrew (Sheshatshiu) $6,000
Angela Churchill (Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s) $5,888



Charis Cotter (Western Bay) $15,000
Meghan Greeley (St. John’s) $15,000
Joel Thomas Hynes (St. John’s) $15,000
Daze Jefferies (Summerford) $6,000
George Murray (St. John’s) $15,000
Michelle Porter (St. John’s) $14,000
Craig Francis Power (St. John’s) $15,000
Anna Swanson (St. John’s) $13,268
Susan Taylor (Harbour Grace) $15,000
Aley Waterman (Corner Brook) $5,915
Agnes Walsh (St. John’s) $15,000

The Professional Project Grants Program provides grants for artistic projects involving creation, production, or professional development. Practicing artists and groups working in dance, film, multidiscipline arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing are welcome to apply for funding. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process and applications are assessed by committees of artistic peers who have expertise in the relevant artistic disciplines.

The PPGP has two grant deadlines a year: one in the spring and one in the fall. The next deadline for the program will be Thursday, September 15, 2022, and applications can be submitted via ArtsNL’s Online Application System.

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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