Artists Receive Travel Assistance From the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

August 23, 2010

St. John’s, NL – Twelve Newfoundland and Labrador artists received $10,429 in travel funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) through the Professional Artists’ Travel Fund (PATF) between April and July 2010.

The PATF provides funding to professional artists to take part in unexpected activities that will enhance their artistic careers. Such activities include the presentation, development, or celebration of the artist’s work.

“Eligible opportunities range from an invitation to present their work – such as a public reading or visual art exhibition; the chance to work with an artist or teacher, or access specialized equipment, not available here at home; or an invitation to accept an award,” says Reg Winsor, executive director of the NLAC.

Over the past four months, artists have accessed the fund to travel within Newfoundland and Labrador, throughout Canada, and internationally. Grant recipients include visual artist Urve Manuel who traveled from Gillams to St. John’s to present a solo exhibition of her work Salmon Run at Devon House Gallery; writer Robin McGrath who traveled from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Toronto to accept the Bernice and Martin Fischer Award for her book The Winterhouse; and Lewisporte musician Terry Penney who traveled to Kerrville, Texas to showcase as a finalist for the New Folk Songwriters competition at the 2010 Kerrville Folk Festival.

To view a full list of grant recipients click here

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