Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations (AOPPAO), available to professional not-for-profit arts organizations.

Application deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018
(For annual organizational operations starting on/after April 15, 2018 to April 14, 2019)

Please visit for an application form.

If you have questions regarding eligibility criteria, program guidelines, or application requirements please contact ArtsNL program staff.

To schedule an appointment with ArtsNL program staff to review your application before a deadline by clicking here.

All applicants should note the following:
Eligibility criteria, program guidelines, and application requirements for ArtsNL programs can change without notice. Ensure you read and understand the eligibility criteria, program guidelines, and application requirements for this program before you submit your application.

AOPPAO applications MUST include seven copies of the application form and seven copies of the following attachments:

  • A description of the organization’s history
  • A detailed description of the season/events for your upcoming year
  • A list of your current board members including province of residency for each individual
  • A detailed annual budget for the organization for your current/upcoming fiscal year
  • Updated resumes/bios for key artists for the upcoming year’s season/events that confirm a professional arts practice

Applications MUST also include one copy of:      

  • The financial statement for the organization’s last completed fiscal year (It must include a list of revenues and expenses, annual surplus/deficit for the last completed year, and accumulated surplus/deficit for the organization.)      

Complete application packages MUST be submitted by 4:30pm or postmarked on the application deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Contact ArtsNL:
Phone: (709) 726-2212 or 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)
Office Location: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, NL
Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5