Business & Arts NL

Spotlight On Partnerships

Spotlight on Johnny Ruth & Living Planet

If you enjoy strolling around downtown St. John’s, chances are you’re familiar with Johnny Ruth & Living Planet. The proudly local business has been a fixture in the downtown core for years now, delighting shoppers and passersby with their fun and lively window displays and wide selection of hand silk-screened t-shirts and housewares (with designs… Read more »

We’re Hiring: Membership Development Coordinator

Business & Arts NL is a business-led, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial partnerships between the business and creative communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are hiring a Membership Development Coordinator to join our team. If you are responsible, friendly and proactive, and are interested in cultivating connections within the local business community, this position… Read more »

Business & Arts NL Meets with St. John’s City Council

Arts and culture embolden and invigorate our lives and our communities. From a painting to a song to a play, the arts help us to better understand ourselves and each other and contribute to a healthy population and economy. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, arts, culture and heritage contribute $47.8 billion to the Canadian… Read more »

Spotlight on The Sprout and Heart & Home Exhibit and Fundraiser

When you stop and think about the word “Welcome” what springs to mind? A friendly smile or high-five, a hearty meal, a special dance or ceremony, or perhaps all of the above? While this word can mean many different things to different people, it suggests a sense of camaraderie, comfort and belonging that helps make… Read more »

Q&A with Erin Best of Stewart McKelvey

Do you know the difference between trademarks and copyrights? Is that unpublished story you have kicking around protected by law? Whether you’re penning the next great Canadian novel or have just composed a grand concerto, you and your creations have value. But do you know your rights as an artist? Erin Best, songstress and lawyer… Read more »

Q&A with Deloitte’s David Gibbs and Kendra MacDonald

Some might say that an organization is just as good as its board. After all, without a strong, supportive board backing you up, reaching your goals may be a lot more difficult than expected. With the right expertise in your corner, your organization should run like a well-oiled machine. But to get the most from… Read more »

Q&A with Katrina Rice and Reg Winsor of ArtsNL

For an artist, acquiring a grant can make all the difference between a project sitting stagnant or coming to full-fledged life. Grant writing can be an art in and of itself and the application process may seem daunting at first – but it doesn’t have to be. ArtsNL Program Officer Katrina Rice will lead a… Read more »

Arts to Business Catalogue Expands

Business & Arts NL is pleased to announce a number of new additions to its ever-growing Arts to Business Catalogue of creative services. While the business and creative communities have much in common, and valuable skills to share, there is often a disconnect between the two. By directly connecting businesses with artists, the Arts to… Read more »

In Response to the 2016  Budget Cuts to Municipal Arts Funding

    Our city and our province rely on the arts.  While it’s widely accepted that our music, our festivals, and our vibrant culture capture the imaginations of those living beyond our province’s border, inspiring an inflow of dollars from tourists, cruise ships, and conference goers, we are equally concerned with the impact these cuts… Read more »

Holiday Spotlight: “Come Play With Me!” Piano

There’s nothing that brings out the child in us during the holiday season quite like music. Whether it’s listening to Frank and Bing sing, or delighting in the jazzy sounds of the Vince Guaraldi Trio as Charlie Brown learns what Christmas is all about, timeless music such as this captures the true essence of the… Read more »

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