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Professional Festivals Program, Grant Recipients 2010

May 31, 2010

Total awarded: $89,195

Total grants: 10

Bluegrass and Old-Time Country Music Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Bay Roberts, March 01, 2010 – November 30, 2010, $9,603

The third annual Old-Time Country Music Jamboree will take place in September 2010. The event will feature old-time country and bluegrass bands from Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere in Canada. Vocal and instrumental workshops will be held to promote and improve musicianship in the province.

Cape Random Trust

New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, June 26, 2010 – September 5, 2010, $10,000

The third annual Random Passage Sunday Series and Family Festival will run an eleven-week Sunday series of traditional music and writers at the site of the Random Passage film set. The Festival features a variety of music, songs, readings, along with day camps and workshops.

The Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series

Cape St. Mary’s, June 12, 2010 – September 12, 2010, $9,889

The Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series is a series of music, storytelling, readings, sounds, and visual art presented at the Interpretation Centre, Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve.

Gros Morne Summer Music

Corner Brook, Woody Point and Norris Point, July 21, 2010 – August 23, 2010, $10,000

Gros Morne Summer Music is a six-week multi-genre music festival that features top-notch artists from around the world. Now entering its eighth year of activities, the Festival continues to expand in the number of performances, artists, genres, and venues.

The March Hare

Corner Brook, March 04, 2011 – April 10, 2011, $10,000

March Hare 2011 is a festival celebrating words and music at venues in Toronto, St. John’s, Gander, Rocky Harbour, and home base Corner Brook.

Nickel Independent Film Festival

St. John’s, June 22, 2010 – June 26, 2010, $10,000

The Nickel Independent Film Festival is a five-day event showcasing a wide variety of independent films from Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. The 10th annual Festival will focus on short films of all genres including children’s films and documentaries.

St. John’s Storytelling Festival

St. John’s, October 27, 2010 – October 31, 2010, $7,500

The annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival celebrates the richness of the storytelling tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. The 7th annual festival will showcase local artists and allow an opportunity for professional development through workshops. Emphasis will be placed on fostering an interest in youth with school visits, a performance night with up and coming young artists, as well as workshops to teach young tellers how to perfect their craft.

Winterset in Summer

Eastport, August 13, 2010 – August 15, 2010, $10,000

The Winterset in Summer Literary Festival will feature nationally acclaimed local writers, as well as internationally celebrated Canadian writers. This year the festival will focus on an artistic outreach with a session featuring Gerry Squires and local artists.

World’s End Theatre Festival

Fogo Island, June 14 – August 8, 2010, $10,000

The third annual New World’s End Theatre Festival will feature four productions over a period of four weeks including the creation of two new plays.

Writers at Woody Point

Woody Point, August 18, 2010 – August 22, 2010, $2,500

The seventh annual Writers at Woody Point Literary Festival will present readings and musical performances at the historic Woody Point Heritage Theatre. Writers and musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere will entertain audiences during four evenings and two matinee performances over five days.

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