Business & Arts NL


ARTS Drop in Advising + Pop Up Workspace

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: Foran/Greene Room-St. John’s City Hall
Price:  Free

This will be an opportunity to connect with Arts Service Providers in a casual, one-on-one setting to discuss opportunities, programs and services that may support your project.

• Business and Arts NL • Canadian Heritage • City of St John’s
• Craft Council NL • Visual Arts NL •

Bring your laptop and enjoy a shared pop up workspace equipped with wifi. Some tables will be set out for groups to meet.

We welcome artists of all disciplines, arts enthusiasts, and supporters of our creative cultural community. (That means you!)

Stop by for a coffee and a chat!


• Business and Arts NL •
Does your project require consultation from a lawyer, accountant or marketing and communications professional? A strategic planner or architect? Over 1000 hours of pro bono professional services offered by lawyers, accountants, and other professionals are waiting in our Volunteer Bank for 2017.

Are you looking to grow your board or committee? We can hep you look for that special individual who ‘gets the arts’ with a specific skill set to join your board. In fact we have a few people we’re eager to place.

Does your group require meeting space to work on a project? We may be able to find you short-term board room space within an office.

Do feel stuck, or have a project that you can’t quite wrap your head around? We can help you workshop your idea.

While we may not have all of the answers, we will certainly try to connect you with someone in our network who can help.

• City of St. John’s •
City of St. John’s staff will be present to provide information on the City’s various grants opportunities, including Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations, and Special Events and Festivals Grants.

Whether you’re an individual or representing an arts organization, a seasoned or new applicant, please feel free to drop in with any questions about the City’s funding opportunities and get information on eligibility, assessment criteria, preparing your proposal, etc.

• Canadian Heritage •
Canadian Heritage staff will be available to discuss the various funding programs available to arts and heritage organizations including the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) Program, Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF), Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) and Canada 150.  Please feel free to drop by with any questions.

• Craft Council NL •
We are always open to speak to groups or organizations to answer any questions about The Craft Council and we are happy to talk with any of our members’ about requests for assistance, advice, and information in a variety of craft-related areas.

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a member-based organization that works to maximize the artistic and economic potential of the craft community of the province. The Craft Council works with many cultural industry organizations, private and public agencies and with all levels of government to respond to and keep pace with the evolving craft industry.

• Visual Arts NL •
VANL-CARFAC staff will on hand to provide information on our membership services and programs and to discuss some of the resources available to visual artists that could assist with your career. We would also be happy to speak with any groups or organizations who may deal with visual artists on a regular basis, to answer questions and outline some of the best practices to keep in mind when dealing with professional artists.


Arts Panel Discussion: Fundraising for the Arts

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Location: Foran/Greene Room-St. John’s City Hall
Price:  Free
Registration: Not required

Arts leaders from three organisations based in St. John’s will share some of their most successful fundraising strategies.

ARTISTIC FRAUD OF NEWFOUNDLAND: Every summer a board member hosts a private fundraising BBQ and live music celebration at his property in Avondale. Patrick Foran (General Manager) will explore the ingredients that make this DIY fundraiser a success.

OPERA ON THE AVALON: Cheryl Hickman (Artistic Director) has taken a lead role in developing unique fundraising projects that align with the mission and brand of the company. She’ll discuss the Garden of Tears project, as well as her experience partnering with local restaurants such as Raymonds and Merchant Tavern to host fundraising performances, meals, and live and silent auctions.

RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: Berni Stapleton (Chair of the RCA Board) and Amy House (former Artistic Animateur) team up to tell you the story of how RCA became this year’s recipient of Smiling Land Foundation’s Rockin’ Big Give — an NL expat fundraising event in Toronto — and how other arts organizations in our province might position themselves to do the same.

The format for this event includes a moderated panel discussion with opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

No fee or registration is required. Just show up!

A big thank you to our business community and community partners for contributing time and services in support of local arts. 

Business & Arts NL would like to acknowledge the City of St. John’s, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Government of Newfoundland & Labrador. Thank you for your support!


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