Business & Arts NL

Spotlight On Partnerships

Spotlight on the Toyota Plaza #ComePlayWithMeNL Public Piano, St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre

It was a fun, musical-filled day as Business & Arts NL launched its latest #ComePlayWithMeNL public piano at the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre on May 15. After greeting the assembled guests and giving a background on the public piano program, Pete Soucy, Director of Collaborations, introduced Shelley Smith, who donated the piano in… Read more »

Spotlight on Genesis Centre & Artist Kevin-Barry Martin

When the Genesis Centre team wanted to inject some creative flair into their latest event, they knew exactly where to turn – the local arts community. As the province’s pre-eminent innovation hub, the Genesis Centre revolves around collaboration, creating connections, business model development and providing technology start-ups with what they need so they can hit… Read more »

Spotlight on the Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts

For four decades, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) has been producing and promoting professional theatre on the island’s west coast, sharing stories for and about our province’s people. TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head is one of the ways in which the non-profit organization strives to develop a growing creative community, while providing thought-provoking… Read more »

Spotlight on Scene First: St. Michael’s Printshop

For over 40 years now, St. Michael’s Printshop has been promoting and elevating printmaking as an art form. The artist-run print studio, currently located along Harbour Drive in downtown St. John’s, provides professional fine art printmaking facilities for established and emerging artists, as well as opportunities for artists from around the world to create in… Read more »

Spotlight on the Craft Council & ArtSupport NL

If you’re a fan of local craft, a visit to the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador is a must when you’re in St. John’s. For almost five decades now, the organization has been a voice for artisans all across the province. In addition to helping support craftspeople’s careers by providing them a space to… Read more »

Spotlight on Ocean View Art Gallery & Dominique Hurley

When you bring creativity and community together, great things can happen – inspiration gets ignited, world views widen, and ideas get exchanged and grow as you get the chance to see things through a different perspective. A visit to your local art gallery can do all of these things, and more. When they initially opened… Read more »

Spotlight on National Volunteer Week and the BVA Program

Where would we be without volunteers? Those who give freely of their time, skills and experience to help others not only lift individuals and organizations, but entire communities. During National Volunteer Week 2019, we take time out to say thank you to all of Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers for all they do. The Conference Board… Read more »

Annual Report 2019 Highlights

At Business & Arts NL, our mission has always been to foster a mutually beneficial, long term relationship between the business and arts communities throughout our province. Our newly released Annual Report highlights the strides we’ve taken to make this happen. Both of these sectors have so much to offer each other and when they… Read more »

Spotlight on Edge of the Avalon Inn

This province is a place that’s practically teeming with talent. From singers, songwriters and storytellers of every stripe to playwrights, painters, potters and more, you’ll likely find an artist wherever you roam. Our creative community plays a huge part in what makes this place great. The folks at Edge of the Avalon Inn know this… Read more »

Q&A with Visual Artist Mark Benson

If you happened to pass through MUN’s University Centre recently, you’ve likely seen, and heard, the latest addition to our #ComePlayWithMeNL public piano program (read about the unveiling here). The piano, sponsored by Coast 101.1 and painted by visual artist Mark Benson, helps add to the dynamic energy of the space with its bursts of… Read more »

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