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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St. John's Storytelling Festival

Location: St. John's, NL

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians the world over are known for their ability to artistically tell a tale so it comes as no surprise that the annual St. John’s Storytellers Festival is now in its fourteenth running. The weeklong event that will run from October 10 to 15, 2017 has evolved over the years, changing in size to meet audience demand with expanded offerings that include story circles, story improvisation, storytelling nature walks, and professional development workshops. One workshop at this year’s festival will be led by Sheree Fitch, a veteran storyteller, covering the importance of the oral tradition, how authentic voice translates into written work, and how to find balance between writing for the ear and telling the tale. Other events include Homespun Tales of Rural Newfoundland and Labrador and two free family events.

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