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Professional Artists’ Travel Fund grants announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2016 (St. John’s, NL) – ArtsNL awarded $9,993 in grants to 12 artists and groups through its Professional Artists’ Travel Fund (PATF), between August 1 to November 30, 2016.

The PATF helps professional artists and groups avail of unexpected opportunities that will enhance their artistic careers.  These activities could include a presentation of the artist’s work, an unexpected opportunity to work with an artist or instructor, access specialized equipment not available in the province, or a celebration of the artist’s work. Artists access the fund to travel within the province, throughout Canada, and internationally.

“Newfoundland and Labrador professional artists are presented with unexpected opportunities resulting from their professional practice because of the calibre of their work,” says Reg Winsor, executive director of ArtsNL. “The PATF supports our province’s rising and established creative talents when they’re given an unforeseen invitation to perform or exhibit, honour their work, or to further their professional development through residencies, workshops, and skill building. While away from their community, these artists also become ambassadors of the exceptional arts and cultural sector we have within our province.”

Some of the artists funded for travel include musician Karrie Obed who travelled from Nain to St. John's to present two performances at the katingavik Inuit arts festival. Author Eva Crocker travelled to Banff, Alberta to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity's Emerging Writer's Intensive with author Madeleine Thein and Tara Manuel travelled to Brussels, Belgium for an intensive professional development training opportunity in puppet design with Natacha Belova.

The PATF renews every four months and typically awards $10,000 each session. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but once funds are exhausted no new applications can be considered until the next granting session. The next funding period for the PATF is from December 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 and applications for the grant session are accepted up to four weeks prior to the travel opportunity.

Media enquiries:

Joshua Jamieson
Communications Officer, ArtsNL
Phone: (709) 726-2212 ext. 203
Mobile: (709) 746-6531
Toll free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)
jjamieson@nlac.ca

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. The Council is governed by a volunteer board of 13 appointed by government, reflecting regional representation of the province. This includes 10 professional artists who provide sectoral representation of the arts community; one community representative (with an interest in the arts); one business representative (with an interest in the arts); and one representative of the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development (non-voting). ArtsNL receives an annual grant of $1.9 million from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, program delivery, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports the following artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art,
and writing.

Professional Artists’ Travel Fund
Grant Recipients
August 1 to November 30, 2016

Total Number of Grants: 12
Total Awarded: $9,993

Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis
St. John's
$1,000
September 29 to October 3, 2016
Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis travelled to Cork, Ireland to perform at the Cork Folk Festival.

Charis Cotter
$977
Western Bay
October 29 to November 12, 2016
Charis Cotter travelled to Windsor, Ontario to present a reading as well as sit on a panel as a featured author about writing for children at BookFest Windsor 2016.

Eva Crocker
$500
St. John's
November 19 to November 26, 2016
Eva Crocker travelled to Banff, Alberta to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity's Emerging Writer's Intensive with author Madeleine Thein.

Delf Maria Hohmann
$1,000
St. John's
September 5 to September 13, 2016
Delf Hohmann travelled to Schwerin-Mueß, Germany to perform and present workshops at the WINDROS Festival String Nation.

Tara Manuel
$1,000
Corner Brook
August 13 to August 27, 2016
Tara Manuel travelled to Brussels, Belgium for an intensive professional development training opportunity in puppet design with Natacha Belova.

Louise Markus
$384
Pouch Cove
August 4 to September 6, 2016
Louise Markus travelled to Bonavista to set up, attend the opening, and close her exhibition at the Ryan Premises in the Bonavista Art Walk Festival.

Karrie Obed
$750
Nain
October 7 to October 10, 2016
Karrie Obed travelled to St. John's to present two performances at the katingavik Inuit arts festival.

Berni Stapleton and Sharon King-Campbell
$1,000
St. John's
September 14 to September 18, 2016
Berni Stapleton and Sharon King-Campbell travelled to Saint John, New Brunswick to present Berni Stapleton's solo show Woman, Naked with the Saint John Theatre Company.  The theatre piece was directed and operated by Sharon King-Campbell.

Kumi Stoddart
$750
St. John's
August 24 to September 20, 2016
Kumi Stoddart travelled to Tilting, Fogo Island to participate in the TRACS (Tilting Recreation and Culture Society) residency.

SunDogs
$750
Nain
October 7 to October 10, 2016
The SunDogs travelled to St. John's to perform at the katingavik Inuit arts festival.

Jenina MacGillivray
$893
St. John's
September 18 to September 22, 2016
Jenina MacGillivray travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend the screening of her short film The Tour at the Atlantic Film Festival.

Nelson White
$989
St. John's
August 3 to August 5, 2016
Nelson White travelled to Liverpool, Nova Scotia to attend the opening of his solo show entitled Dancers at Sipuke'l Gallery.