Uniting businesses and artists to solve problems in unexpected ways.
Active since 2014, we are a non-profit membership based organization working to:
- Build creative solutions to help businesses and artists thrive
- Deepen collaboration between the creative and private sectors
- Inspire businesses to connect to culture
- Help artists run strong businesses that contribute to a flourishing society
We run 8 active programs and serve a growing roster of 43 businesses and 116 arts organizations and individual members.
In 2018, we:
- Facilitated $119,920 worth of support to artists and arts organizations (including professional consulting, volunteer assistance, contracts, gigs and sponsorships).
- Helped our business members gain visibility, connect to artists, innovate in their workplaces and be inspired.
Our Business Members
Our Arts Members
Our Board Members
Business and Arts NL Staff
Amy Henderson (BMus, B.Ed., MMus)
(709) 745 1611
Amy founded her first arts nonprofit at the age of 17. “Young at Art Music Society” was established to support a summer arts camp that ran for 7 years. Since then, she has worked with 12 music and education organizations in Ontario, Montreal and St. John’s as Artistic Director, Executive Director and Board Member.
A choral conductor and educator by training, Amy enjoys motivating teams of people to work together to make things greater than themselves, be they musical, social, or cultural. She teaches singing rehabilitation classes with Growing the Voices Festival 500 and is the Artistic Director of Projēkt Chamber Voices.
Hazel May Eckert, (BFA, Dipl.Des.)
Program Coordinator & Graphic Designer
(709) 745 1611
Hazel received a BFA in printmaking from OCAD University (2008) and a diploma in graphic design from the College of the North Atlantic (2017).
As an artist and graphic designer, Hazel has first-hand experience in the arts, non-profit, and business sectors. Her unique skillset offers creative insight into the specific values and goals of contemporary arts organizations, freelancers, and independent businesses.
Hazel considers business and the arts to be two interconnected fields that need each other to thrive. She hopes to assist the Business & Arts NL to affect social change by developing programming that is an exceptional resource for education, innovation, and connectivity.
Director of Collaborations
(709) 746 3470
A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Pete Soucy taught Visual and Theatre Arts for many years. Since 1990, he has been writing, acting, producing, and directing for stage, radio, and screen.
Pete was Artistic Director of the NaGeira Theatre Festival in Carbonear and has served as Chair of the NL Arts Council.
Pete also hosted a daily VOCM Radio call-in show for six years, and continues to perform in live theatre and film. And he likes to run a lot.
Linda Browne (BA, BJ)
Linda has always been a storyteller at heart, spinning short and tall tales since she was a child. Eventually, she carried her love of the form to Memorial University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Folklore. She also has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She loves local arts, taking in as many plays, concerts and festivals as she can, and is always on the lookout for the next great story.