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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Writers at Woody Point

Location: Woody Point, NL

The Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival has taken place since 2004. Literary giants like Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Emma Donaghue have attended over the years. For 2016, BMO Winterset Award winner Megan Coles will be there along with Lawrence Hill, Heather O’Neill, Ed Riche, and others. The festival’s musical component has included the likes Gord Downie, Sarah Harmer, and Ron Hynes. This year it will feature Ron Sexsmith, Amelia Curran, and Brianna Gosse this year, alongside additional acts. Shelagh Rogers will host, with some help from Michael Crummey, Rick Mercer, and Angela Antle.

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