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), Executive Director
(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.
Jane Furneaux (BComm), Program Coordinator
(709) 745 1611
Jane has been involved in the Newfoundland and Labrador craft industry for over 10 years. Her goal of contributing to the province’s creative community brought her to Ryerson University for an education in business administration and marketing.
After a semester in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jane returned home to pursue her passion of working in business and arts, bringing home the skills she learned along the way.
Peter Soucy, 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.