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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Ballad of a Green Man: The Classroom Tour

Location: St. John's, NL

Ballad of a Green Man, a one-man play which debuted with a week-long run at the Barbara Barrett Theatre in St. John's in September 2017, is the creation of Newfoundland writer, singer, actor, and playwright, Frank Holden. Written and performed by Holden, the play follows dairy farmer Gussy Hayes in post-war St. John's. As both singer and teller of tales, Gussy reminisces on the fundamental role of the many industrious farmers of the province.

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