Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, known as ArtsNL, is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. ArtsNL receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

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Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John's, NL, A1C 5H5
Office Location: The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL

Tel: (709) 726-2212     Fax: (709) 726-0619
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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Michelle Noftall -
Roots in the Water

Location: Conception Bay South, NL

Bay Roberts native Michelle Noftall discovered her love for music very young, and she studied voice to earn a Bachelor of Music before completing a Bachelor of Education. Noftall would spend a decade teaching primary grades before going on to record her debut album Songs for a Winters Night in 2015. Now, she’s back with her sophomore release Roots in the Water which is her first fully original record, funded through an ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Program grant. It tells a unique story covering three generations of her family, connecting her Barbadian great grandfather’s journey to Newfoundland at 14 to her own generation. As Roots in the Water celebrates its recent release with an upcoming concert, we chat with Michelle to learn more …

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