Business & Arts NL

Spotlight On Partnerships

Spotlight on the Cochrane Centre

If there were a story that defined the spirit of community and collaboration, the Cochrane Centre would be it. Three years ago, faced with rising costs associated with building maintenance and a dwindling congregation, the Cochrane Street United Church decided to give their building a new lease on life. They met with city officials, arts… Read more »

Spotlight on Martek & Halfhandsome

If you work in the world of improv comedy, you need space to stretch and spread your wings, as you never know in which position you may find yourself – literally. Working as part of a comedy troupe, camaraderie and collaboration is essential to the creative element, and so is having a place in which… Read more »

Spotlight on McInnes Cooper

Perhaps one of the most important things writers need to get the job done is a nice, quiet space to gather their thoughts and let the creative juices flow without interruption. Whether it be a novel or a screenplay, an article or a communications report, many a wordsmith has been helped along by a bit… Read more »

Spotlight on the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest

For four decades now, the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival has been bringing together generations of music fans for a weekend of some of the best folk and traditional tunes from here in the province and beyond. Organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS), the festival (August 4-6) has become one of… Read more »

Spotlight on Common Ground

Whether it’s a painter in search of the perfect light or a dancer who needs space to spread their wings and fly, having a place in which to perform, practice and hone their craft is integral to the success of any artist. Since early June, the “Pop Up Arts Space” in the Neal Building at… Read more »

Spotlight on The Merchant Tavern

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then stepping into The Merchant Tavern at 291 Water Street is like walking into a tome that tells the vibrant story of this place – a solitary ship sailing upon the open ocean, the grey-blue of the water mirroring the cloudy sky above; the yellow-orange hue of… Read more »

Spotlight on the St. John’s International Airport

Nothing can set the character and feel of a place quite like music. Here in this province, music is an important part of our DNA and social fabric – something which visitors can sense immediately when they pass through the doors of St. John’s International Airport. Ten years ago, the St. John’s International Airport Authority (SJIAA)… Read more »

Spotlight on the Music at Atlantic Place Concert Series

St. John’s in the summertime is a great place to be. There’s nothing quite like grabbing a cool beverage and a blanket and laying back in the park to take in a few tunes from some of the most talented musicians you’ll find anywhere. But sometimes, our unpredictable weather can put a damper on things…. Read more »

Spotlight on Scene First at the LSPU Hall

Members of the local business community stepped into the spotlight and got a chance to experience the stage through a performer’s eyes during Business & Arts NL’s second Scene First event. Scene First is a series of events, offered exclusively to Business & Arts NL business members and their employees, that aims to increase interaction… Read more »

Spotlight on Dc Design House & the Quidi Vidi Plantation

When the business and arts communities come together to share their expertise, and stories of their struggles and successes, there’s a kind of magic in that connection. By sharing experiences, each side better understands the other and learns valuable lessons – creating happy, collaborative and creative communities along the way. Since its inception, the Business… Read more »

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