News (page 7 of 15)


It’s Dance Week!

We’re off to a great start, with Dance Ambassador Dave Lane telling us why he loves dance.

DanceNL President Kristin Harris Walsh was on the CBC Central Morning Show this morning to kick it off, and she and Project Administrator Sharon King-Campbell will be in to chat with Ted Blades on On the Go later this afternoon – keep an ear out!

Stay tuned to our social media channels as well – we’ll be posting a dance scene from a famous movie every day at 1pm to get you over the just-eaten-lunch hump.

Later today, the City of St. John’s is proclaiming this week Dance Week, so tune in to Rogers at 9pm to see us rock City Hall!

Be excited! We have all kinds of amazing things happening between now and Sunday! Check out the whole plan here, and don’t forget to collect all 3 postcards and send us a picture for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Dance Week Postcard Challenge: Collect all 3!

St. John’s – have we got a challenge for you!

Dance Week Postcard Challenge

See these three postcards? Collect them while you’re out and about, and then show them off! Take a picture of your postcards and tweet it to us @danceNLonline, post it to our Facebook page, OR bring them to Folk Dance Night at the Ship on Wednesday, April 30th to be entered to win YOUR CHOICE of prizes:

– An awesome Dancing Robot DanceNL T-shirt; or

– A year’s membership to DanceNL and complimentary admission to Scott Campbell’s Dance Photography Workshop on Sunday, May 4th; or

– A day pass to our Dance Fair on Saturday, May 3rd (comes with FREE admission to Neighbourhood Dance Work’s First Look series that evening!).

We’ll be drawing for the winner at Folk Night, so collect your postcards and get your photos in before Wednesday evening.

“But wait!” you ask. “If I post a picture AND show up to Folk Night with all 3 postcards, will my name be entered twice?”

You bet it will.

So keep an eye out for these beauties and get collecting right away!

May we have this dance?


Dance week is coming up, and DanceNL is holding a daytime Dance Fair in St. John’s on Saturday, May 3rd. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from workshop leaders.

Workshops should be 50 minutes in length and geared towards children or families. We are looking for a broad spectrum of dance and movement, and multi-disciplinary proposals are appreciated and welcomed, so use your imagination!

We are delighted to offer an honorarium to each workshop leader.

Expressions of interest are due by 5pm NDT on Thursday, April 17th, 2014.

Arts and Culture Infused Curriculum

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cultural Connections Strategy allows teachers throughout the province to apply for professional development in and through the arts and heritage.

A key program in this initiative is the Arts and Culture Infused Curriculum (ACIC) program, which allows a teacher to work with an artist or tradition bearer to use their expertise to enhance the school curriculum and offer a professional development experience in the arts and/or heritage for the teacher of any school subject. More information on the ACIC can be found here.

To assist teachers in finding qualified artists and tradition bearers for their projects in their local areas, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) is seeking artists who are interested in working with K-12 teachers and students.

When discussing an ACIC project with teachers, please note the following ACIC program information:

Maximum grant: $2385

Maximum artist fee: $1625 for 19 hours in-class time and 6 hours planning/professional development instruction with a teacher

Maximum for arts materials: $300

Maximum for ground transportation: $200

Please note: Completing this survey does not guarantee you will be selected to work on an ACIC project with a teacher. It does indicate that you are willing to be contacted by a teacher should he/she be planning a project in an arts or heritage area in which you have expertise. You are also permitted to contact a teacher who you think would like to work with you on a project, but please note that the teacher must submit the application.

The link to submit your information if you wish to allow teachers to contact you is here.

Call for applicants – Dancer in Residence

Dancer in Residence


Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a Dance Residency for six weeks in the Fall 2014 Semester, subject to funding approval. The position is intended to honour new and established dancers of any genre whose creative work demonstrates a high level of artistic achievement. During the residency, the candidate will work on his or her artistic/scholarly projects while making time available to members of the dance community both within and outside Memorial. The resident will be given the opportunity to interact with dance community in a variety of ways: workshops, performances, consultations, presentations, etc.

This unique residency will encompass two weeks on the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook (in partnership with the Division of Fine Arts), two weeks at Gros Morne National Park (in partnership with Creative Gros Morne), and two weeks on the St. John’s campus (in partnership with the MMaP Research Centre and the School of Music). The residency is also made possible with the support of DanceNL.

We seek movers with a high level of creativity and the ability to articulate their artistic vision both within and outside the academic community. Dancers wishing to be considered for the position are asked to provide a letter of application and a curriculum vitae no later than February 15, 2014. Remuneration for the position, if funding is approved, will be approximately $10,000. Written or electronic applications should be addressed to:

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

From the NLAC: Arts Grant Writing Workshop



Arts Grant Writing

St. John’s

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2:30pm to 4:30pm

LSPU Hall, Cox & Palmer Second Space


Grant writing workshop for individual artists, groups, not-for-profit arts organizations, interested in applying to the Professional Project Grants Program for the March 18, 2014 deadline.


For more information:

Phone: 726-2212 or long distance toll free 1-866-726-2212 (NL Only)





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

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