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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Nicola Hawkins & Jane Thomas Yager - Kindred Spirits

Location: Ferryland, NL

Kindred Spirits, a group that formed over three years ago, has quickly realized its potential and developed into a specialized art collective that practices a variety of needle arts. The group, which gathers on a weekly basis at the Colony of Avalon building in Ferryland, uses materials from the region (including hand dyed wool from local sheep) to knit, crochet, and hook rugs among other textile and fibre arts. They hold workshops for anyone interested in learning the skills, as well as a summer drop in program for teens to entice new generations to practice the artistic traditions. The group has been involved in projects for The Rooms’ WWI exhibit and the 2016 Special Olympics. Their most recent project focuses on creating two wall hanging hooked rugs for public spaces in the community.

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