RELEASE: 2021-22 Community Arts Program grants announced

Mar 22, 2022


March 22, 2022 (St. John’s, NL) – ArtsNL has awarded $91,623 in grants to 20 community arts organizations and groups from across the province through its Community Arts Program (CAP).

The program offers funding to not-for-profit, community-based arts organizations and groups to support projects related to arts workshops, productions, presentations, new creations, adjudicator fees, artists fees, and travel costs.

“The importance of arts in the community cannot be overstated and fostering connections between community groups and professional artists is vital,” says Melanie Martin, Executive Director of ArtsNL. “We are proud to invest in these innovative projects, which not only strengthen artistic practice, but also provide an opportunity to analyze, respond to, and create social change throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and the world.”

The successful applicants for 2021-22 are:

Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl $5,000
CALOS Youth Orchestras $5,000
DarkNL Community Darkroom $5,000
Girls Rock NL $5,000
The Group of 77 $1,554
Jazz East Big Band $4,991
The King’s Point Theatre Project $4,979
Mokami Players $5,000
Mummers Festival Incorporated $5,000
Newfoundland Writers’ Guild $1,400
Ochre Fest $5,000
Pouch Cove Public Art Committee Inc. $5,000
Shakespeare by the Sea Festival Inc. $5,000
Spectrum Queer Choir $5,000
St. John’s Short Play Festival (St. John’s Shorts) $5,000
Strong Harbour String Program $4,934
Suzuki Talent Education Program $4,940
Trout River Heritage Committee $5,000
Twilight 50+ Club $3,825
Unpossible NL $5,000

The next deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022.

Media enquiries:
Charlene Jackson
Communications Officer, ArtsNL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (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 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 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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