News posts dated Nov. 2013

Yes I Dance Survey

There’s an exciting study mapping dance in Canada – all dance – that has been launched by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. This is a unique opportunity to draw a complete picture of dance in Canada to which we each can contribute. The study is designed to better understand the diversity of dancers and dances practiced in Canada.

All dancers, choreographers and teachers over 16 years of age are invited to participate.

Use this link to the survey. There’s also this short video about the survey for you to share.

This survey is a vital part of the Canada Dance Mapping Study. The results of this survey will be shared with the public through the Canada Council web site, and profiles of various dance forms will also be made available on the interactive map of dance.

We support this work and we hope you will take 10 minutes to fill in the survey. Let’s make our voices heard. Be counted and pass it on!

NLAC: New deadline for 2014 Atlantic Public Arts Funders Creative Residency

November 19, 2013 (St. John’s, NL) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) announced some new details for the upcoming 2014 Creative Residency, which is run in conjunction with Atlantic Public Art Funders (APAF) partners: New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb), Arts Nova Scotia, and the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts.

For the second year of the program, January 31, 2014 will be the new deadline for interested applicants in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program contact individual will also change to Donna Roberts, Labrador Cultural Outreach Officer.

“We have had a very positive pilot year with this program and as well as some excellent feedback,” said Reg Winsor, executive director of the NLAC. “I have every confidence that we will continue to receive high quality, creative applications for the year ahead. Donna’s experience as the NLAC program officer responsible for the Professional Artist Travel Fund and Labrador Cultural Travel Fund makes her an ideal point of contact for artists applying to this residency.”

Artists from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador can apply for up to $10,000 to cover a one-to-three month residency for a creation-based or professional development project in a province that isn’t their own.

The exchange is on a rotating basis. For 2014, New Brunswick artists can apply for residency opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador and vice versa. Prince Edward Island artists can apply for residency opportunities in Nova Scotia and vice versa.

The agreement established an annual exchange program that provides professional artists with opportunities for creation and professional development residencies in the participating provinces. Artists participating in this program enjoy complete autonomy and define the objectives of their period of residence and elaborate the parameters and conditions governing its realization in collaboration with an arts or community organization in the territory where the period of residence is to take place.

For more information on this program, please visit

Media enquiries:

Joshua Jamieson

Communications Officer

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Phone: (709) 726-2212 ext. 203

Toll free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)


The NLAC 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 LabradoriansThe 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; one community representative (with an interest in the arts); one business representative (with an interest in the arts); and one representative of the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (non-voting). The NLAC receives an annual contribution of $2.1 million from the Province 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.


Joshua Jamieson
Communications Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
1 Springdale Street
P.O. Box 98
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5H5

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


Arts 308

The Canadian Arts Coalition has issued a call to action for all arts advocates.

In the lead-up to the next budget, we are trying to talk to all 308 Members of Parliament. You can get involved by talking to your MP or contacting them over social media.

Read more about the initiative, and find all the resources you’ll need, here:


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