Business & Arts NL

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2018 Local Arts Holiday Gift Guide

Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, there’s no shortage of amazing artists. From painters and potters to playwrights, filmmakers, blacksmiths and everything in between, there is talent seeping out of every nook and cranny. This year for the holiday season, we encourage you to support local by giving the gift of local art. Whether you’re in… Read more »

Spotlight on Botwood & the Global Mural Conference

There’s nothing like public art to bring a community together. Besides beautifying a space, public art can tell the story of a place and its people, help evoke beloved memories, and encourage conversations and connections between observers. In the case of the Town of Botwood, public art also helped put the small community on the… Read more »

Spotlight on the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival & ArtSupport NL

As one of the longest running women’s film festivals in the world, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) has rightfully earned its place as one of the province’s most beloved arts and cultural events, and indeed, one of the country’s most anticipated annual industry events. Established in 1989, the festival brings together local,… Read more »

Incorporation vs Sole Proprietorship: Q&A with Joe Cardoulis of Grant Thornton & Felicia Tupper of Benson Buffett

Whether you’ve been a creative professional for years, or are just starting out, there might come a time when you start to consider if you should continue as a sole proprietor, or make the leap and incorporate. But which makes the most sense for you and your overall goals? Do you have a good grasp… Read more »

Q&A with Artist Jud Haynes

If you’re familiar with the Newfoundland and Labrador arts scene, you likely know the name Jud Haynes. A man of many talents – graphic designer, illustrator, print maker and musician – the St. John’s resident has been keeping busy making eye-catching and thoughtful art that’s captured attention both at home and abroad. He has created… Read more »

Spotlight on Tourism Elliston & Potter Bill Raymond

When communities support the arts, everyone benefits – from the artists themselves, to visitors and local businesses and residents. On the Bonavista Peninsula, Two Whales Coffee Shop and Fishers’ Loft Inn (read more here and here) are just two examples of businesses that have embraced the arts to help enhance the visitor experience, while giving… Read more »

Spotlight on the Memorial University #ComePlayWithMeNL Piano (Signal Hill Campus) & Artist Jud Haynes

  Public pianos encourage moments of creativity and community in our busy lives. Created by British artist Luke Jerram in 2008, the “Play Me, I’m Yours” street piano project began in Birmingham, UK and has since turned into a bonafide movement with more than 1,900 street pianos installed in 60 cities across the globe, reaching… Read more »

Spotlight on Opera on the Avalon & ArtSupport NL

Opera and musical theatre not only delights and entertains, it also helps educate, inspire and bring audiences together through a shared meaningful experience. If you’ve ever attended a performance by Opera on the Avalon (OOTA), you probably know the feeling. Through productions such as “As One,” “Ours,” the upcoming “Shanawdithit” and countless others, OOTA has… Read more »

Spotlight on Neighbourhood Dance Works & Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

Art is meant to be practiced, performed, created and enjoyed by all, regardless of age, ability, or whatever obstacles one has had to overcome in life. Perhaps nobody illustrates this better than Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli. Patuelli, 34, was born with arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular disorder that affects the bones and joints (and has undergone 16 surgeries… Read more »

Spotlight on the NL Book Awards, Killick Capital & the Bruneau Family

Newfoundland and Labrador has long been lauded for its vibrant literary scene. Storytelling seems to be woven into the very fabric of who we are as a people, with many communities boasting a rich storytelling tradition, whether it takes place on the page, stage or around kitchens and campfires. Many a wordsmith has made a… Read more »

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