RELEASE: 2022-23 Community Arts Program grants announced

Dec 7, 2023


December 7, 2023 (St. John’s, NL) ArtsNL has awarded $112,753.42 in grants to 24 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. 

“Art reflects community. The organizations receiving CAP funding play an important role in fostering cultural identity,” says Melanie Martin, Executive Director of ArtsNL. “These projects, events, festivals, and workshops provide meaningful engagement for communities throughout the province and have valuable, lasting effects.”

The successful applicants for 2022-23 are: 

Arts Under the Stars  $5,000.00 
Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl  $5,000.00 
Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.  $5,000.00 
CALOS Youth Orchestras  $5,000.00 
Earhart Cultural Heritage Organization Inc.  $4,782.58 
Eastport Peninsula Arts & Heritage Society Inc.  $5,000.00 
Encore Community Arts Association  $5,000.00 
The Group of 77  $3,565.00 
The King’s Point Theatre Project   $5,000.00 
Mad as Hops Productions Inc.    $2,050.00 
Mummers Festival Inc.  $5,000.00 
Old School Intergenerational Projects    $5,000.00 
Pouch Cove Public Art Committee Inc.  $5,000.00 
Queer Craft Club NL    $4,510.00 
Shakespeare by the Sea Festival Inc.    $5,000.00 
Spectrum Queer Choir  $5,000.00 
St. John’s Northwest Rotary Music Festival  $5,000.00 
St. John’s Players  $4,000.00 
St. John’s Short Play Festival (St. John’s Shorts)  $5,000.00 
Strong Harbour String Program  $5,000.00 
Suzuki Talent Education Program  $5,000.00 
Trout River Heritage Committee   $4,991.50 
Twilight 50+ Club  $3,854.34 
Unpossible NL  $5,000.00 

The next deadline is Thursday, October 3, 2024

Media enquiries:
Charlene Jackson
Communications Officer
(709) 726-2212 ext. 3 

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 $5.2 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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