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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Leah Bridget Lewis
- The Dialysis Project

Location: St. John's, NL

Leah Bridget Lewis’ personal creative work has centered on a lived experience with illness. Since infancy she has dealt with kidney disease and in 2009 a kidney transplant she had for 23 years ceased to function properly. Lewis was preparing to study for a PhD, and as a result the focus of her doctoral work shifted to an analysis of the profound adjustment she now faced. That evolved into a short film, and now a multidiscipline production is in the works. She aims to tell her story, her path to self-administering dialysis, while pushing the boundaries of performance, creating intimacy and beauty from the harshness of illness and medical procedure.

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