Business & Arts NL

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Call for Artist Submissions – Piano Project

Call for Proposals – Visual Artists Deadline Sunday, October 4th Street Pianos are a rapidly growing international phenomenon. To date, over 1300 pianos have been displayed in 45 cities across the world in order to help create moments of connection, community and beauty within our urban lives, promoting the value of art by increasing access… Read more »

Spotlight on Stewart McKelvey

While many view the legal world as “all business,” local law firm Stewart McKelvey’s longstanding support for the arts in the province goes above and beyond, encompassing groups such as Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, the Tuckamore Festival, and Kiwanis Music Festival, among others. “As Thomas Merton once said, ‘Art enables us… Read more »

Spotlight on Fishers’ Loft Inn

Our strong artistic and cultural history is part of what brings visitors to this province. Perhaps nobody knows this better than the folks at Fishers’ Loft Inn, a hotel and conference space located in Port Rexton. Fishers’ Loft Inn is a collection of structures including rooms and suites, dining facilities, and conference and meeting space,… Read more »

Spotlight on Cahill Group

St. John’s is a musical town, from its big festivals, arena shows, and smaller acts playing George Street, to mid-day harbourside concerts in the summer. “Music in the Courtyard,” an initiative which the Cahill Group started in 2013, builds on this reputation by offering quality outdoor concerts to its own employees and visitors alike. “We… Read more »

Spotlight on Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

There is no shortage of must-see destinations for tourists and residents alike when they visit historic Quidi Vidi Village, from the picturesque harbour itself to nationally-recognized restaurant Mallard Cottage. But the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, opened after the city’s 2006 acquisition of Eli’s Wharf, is a standout even among those stars. The Plantation provides working… Read more »

Spotlight on Artist Will Gill and 351 Water Street

The opening of 351 Water Street in 2014 brought with it not just the first new office building in downtown St. John’s in more than 25 years, but also a first for the province’s arts community: a private-sector juried art competition. The winning entry, Black Island Punt, now hangs in the lobby of the East… Read more »

Spotlight On Rotary Arts Centre

Though the St. John’s arts community may get much of the province’s attention, Newfoundland’s west coast has plenty to offer in the way of dance, theatre, music and other artistic pursuits. With the opening of the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook, that artistic community has a new profile and level of support that wouldn’t… Read more »

Spotlight on Whink

While many of the business members of Business and Arts NL (BANL) are larger companies, small businesses also play an important role, as Whink owner Kim Paddon (BANL’s first small-business member) proves. In 2010, when she was just 23, Paddon purchased a pre-existing business and created and developed Whink. Having moved back home after working… Read more »

Arts to Business Catalogue Launch

The Arts to Business Catalogue features more than 60 services offered by members of the creative community in our province. The catalogue provides opportunities for creative learning, team-building, and innovation by connecting businesses with artists, designers, and other creative thinkers. At Business and Arts NL, our goal is to foster a strong culture of innovation… Read more »

Piano Launch at Deer Lake Airport

For Immediate Release Media Advisory Come Play With Me! Piano Project Launches at  Deer Lake Regional Airport             For Monday, August 10, 2015 Come Play With Me, a project initiated by Business and Arts NL to install pianos in public spaces across the province, will launch it’s second public piano on August 10, 2015 at… Read more »

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