Business & Arts NL

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Advocacy + Research

Americans for the Arts

Art is Serious Business – Canada Council for the Arts

Canadian Coalition for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts Strategic Plan 2016-21

Culture Satellite Account – CRA

Hill Strategies

Arts Infographics + Surveys

What Americans Believe About the Arts in 2016 (infographic)

What Americans Believe About the Arts in 2016 (survey)

Americans Support Increases in Government Arts Funding (infographic)

Autism Spectrum Disorder + Music (infographic)

Most of Us Seek Out Arts Experiences (infographic)

Nine Effective Practices for Building Audiences in the Arts (infographic)

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts (infographic)

We Often Experience the Arts in Unexpected Places (infographic)

We will Support Candidates Who Want to Support Arts Funding (infographic)

Why do People Attend the Arts? (infographic)

Arts News and Inspiration


Arts Journal



Making Your Life as an Artist by Andrew Simonet – Free PDF

Ted Talk: Ben Cameron – Why the Live Arts Matter

TRG Arts – Arts case studies by sector

You’ve Cott Mail


Arts Activities and Charitable Registration – CRA

Imagine Canada

Learn About Charitable Registration Status

Conferences and Festivals



Artistic Budgeting

Art Business News

Being Boss


Fee Schedules for Professional Artists

CARFAC Minimum Copyright and Professional Fees

Copyright Visual Arts – Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective

Donating Art to Fundraisers – VANL-CARFAC

Guidelines, Checklists and Standards – VANL-CARFAC


Association of Fundraising Professionals

Canadian Association of Gift Planners

Charity Village

Code of Ethical Fundraising Practices – Association of Fundraising Professionals

Cultural Consumer Behaviour Blog – TRG Arts

Donor Bill of Rights – Association of Fundraising Professionals

Fundraising Articles – Mal Warwick’s Blog

Fundraising Tools – Montréal Arts Affaires

Giving and Volunteering – Imagine Canada

How to Thank Donors – Montréal Arts Affaires

Movie Mondays

Telling your Story to Donors – Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Online Gift Range Calculator

Organize a Fundraising Campaign – Montréal Arts Affaires

Philanthropic Trends – Ketchum Canada

Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration


20 Questions for NP Boards of Directors – CPA Canada

How to Build a Board of Directors – Montréal Arts Affaires


The Grantsmanship Centre

Human Resources

Cultural Human Resources Council

NL Human Rights Act

NL Labour Standards Act

Legal Issues

A Legal Guide for Writers – Nova Scotia Artists’ Legal Information Society

Artists’ Contracts: Agreement templates for visual and media artists – CARFAC Ontario

Artists’ Guide to Canadian Contract Basics

Contract Law for Artists (Canada)

Copyright in Canada – Public Legal Information Association NL

Estate Planning for Visual Artists – CARFAC Ontario

Guide to Law for NPO’s in Atlantic Canada – CLIA PEI

Legal Info Line and Lawyer Referral Service – Public Legal Information Association NL

Selling and Taking Artwork Outside of Canada – VANL-CARFAC


Information for Artists: A practical guide for visual and media artists – CARFAC Ontario

Management and the Arts


Branding for Artists Demystified: Are You Doing It Right?

Define Your Personal Brand: Artists and Creatives

Marketing for Artists 101


Nonprofit Answer Guide

Nonprofit With Balls

Vantage Point

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Atlantic Lottery: Summer Festivals and Events

Blue on Water

Cal LeGrow Foundation

Cox & Palmer: Speak to the Marketing Manager in the St. John’s office for program details: (709) 570-5525.



Imperial Oil

Moksha Yoga: Karma Classes generate $800-$1200 each month for a local charity. To be considered, describe how your project aligns with their core values and email

Nalcor Energy

Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

North Atlantic



Arts Funding

ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Program

ArtsNL Sustaining Funding for Professional Arts Organizations

ArtsNL Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations

ArtsNL Community Arts Program

ArtsNL Professional Artists’ Travel Fund

ArtsNL ArtsSmarts

ArtsNL School Touring Program

Canada Council for the Arts

City of St John’s Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations


I Am #CreativeNL