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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17th Nickel Independent
Film Festival

Location: St. John's, NL

The Nickel Independent Film Festival enters its 17th running this year, and has lots to celebrate. Of course there is the plethora of new films – shorts, features, and documentaries – that will be paraded out over the course of nine different screenings.  The festival has a freshly polished new look and also recently moved from ArtsNL’s Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations to the Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations, which operates on a three year cycle. The long running festival is well known for the quality programming it sets, for the festival itself as well as in the number of outreach engagement events and tours it runs throughout the year. The festival also has a reputation for nurturing emerging filmmakers in the Newfoundland and Labrador filmmaker community.

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