Our logo features an ampersand, because for Business & Arts NL, the “AND” is where the magic happens! Our work brings people together to create a place where the arts are valued, integral and sustainable…for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
To identify and foster alliances between the arts and community collaborators in the private, public, and/or social sectors
To create and nurture a community that encourages creativity and innovation through collaboration with the arts
To communicate the benefits of arts/community collaborations
To identify, foster, and facilitate access to alternative sources of financial, human, and community capital for the arts
What motivates us?
We believe the arts are a significant and necessary part of a thriving community. They have intrinsic value and contribute to a broad range of economic and social goals, including:
- Amplifying underrepresented voices, illuminating power dynamics, and challenging the status quo
- Creating jobs and developing skills
- Attracting and retaining businesses
- Revitalising places
- Attracting visitors
- Building community pride and social cohesion
- Encouraging public dialogue
- And a whole lot more
Business and Arts NL acknowledges the historical oppression of lands, cultures, and the original Peoples in what we now know as Newfoundland and Labrador and fervently believes the arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.
Our stakeholders include artists and arts organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs, public institutions, and community-based organizations. Together we’re fuelling enterprises with the arts and empowering the arts to be more enterprising.