Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, 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. ArtsNL receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

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Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John's, NL, A1C 5H5
Office Location: The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL

Tel: (709) 726-2212     Fax: (709) 726-0619
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation

Location: Ladle Cove, NL

The Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation’s mission is to preserve and promote Newfoundland and Labrador folk arts and they have been doing this since incorporating as a non-profit organization in 2009. Fronted by recent ArtsNL Arts Award winner Eric West, who received the 2017 Memorial University Arts in Education award in Labrador City this April, the foundation developed its school touring presentations out of another one of its initiatives – the Vinland Music Camp. During the school tours, students in 10 different communities on the island get to experience the performance and workshops designed by West and his collective, thanks to an ArtsNL grant. As the school tour winds down, we chat with Soundbone Traditional Arts’ Eric West to learn more about the project …

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