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Applications for 2011 National Artists Program Being Accepted

June 24, 2010

Tourism, Culture and Recreation

June 24, 2010 Applications for 2011 National Artists Program Being Accepted The Provincial Government is encouraging young artists to apply for the 2011 National Artists Program (NAP), a mentorship program for artists ages 16-22 offered in conjunction with the upcoming Canada Winter Games, taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 11-27, 2011. “This two-week program offers young artists the exciting opportunity to gain increased knowledge and professional development in their chosen discipline,” said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. “The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador remains committed to our province’s emerging artists and arts community, and I encourage young men and women throughout the province to take advantage of this program and all the benefits it has to offer up-and-coming artists.” Three artists will be selected from each province/territory, for a total of 39 participants. Team Newfoundland and Labrador artists will be selected by a jury of established artists based on artistic talent, commitment to the creative development of their artistic discipline, and ability to collaborate. Under the guidance of senior arts facilitators, NAP participants will engage in a variety of training and presentation opportunities. Costs associated with travel, accommodations and meals will be covered by the Canada Games. The deadline to submit an application is September 30, 2010. For an application for NAP, along with detailed information about program objectives and eligibility requirements, please visit: www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/formsandApplications/index.html#Arts or contact Jacki Northcott at 709-729-3842 or jackinorthcott@gov.nl.ca

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