Arts Council awards funds to provincial arts organizations

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council announced the 18 organizations funded under the Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations.
Following Tuesday's announcement of the latest recipients of funding under the Professional Festivals Program (totaling just under $90,000), the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council today released information on the distribution of $500,000 under their program for arts organizations.
"We are pleased to be able to support all of the organizations funded through the Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations," said arts council executive director Reg Winsor.
The program runs on a three-year cycle, wherein new applicants enter the program in the first year. Maintaining the same level of activity, with funding available, organizations receive at least 75 per cent of their grant for the next two years.
The application deadline for entry into the next three-year run is February 15, 2011.

The 18 organizations receiving funding are:
Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland - $20,000
Reckhouse Jazz and Blues - $15,000
Eastern Edge Gallery - $36,687
Lighthouse Productions - $15,000
Neighbourhood Dance Works - $25,000
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Council - $20,000
Newfoundland Independent Filmmaker's Co-operative - $35,000
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra - $55,000
Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company - $43,313
Resource Centre for the Arts Visual Gallery - $20,000
Rising Tide Theatre Association - $60,000
Sound Symposium - $20,000
Stephenville Theatre Festival - $15,000
St. Michael's Printshop - $25,000
St. John's International Women's Film Festival - $15,000
Theatre Newfoundland Labrador - $45,000
Tuckamore Festival - $15,000
Wonderbolt Productions - $20,000

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Resource Centre, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Arts Theatre Company Stephenville Theatre

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Edge Gallery, St. John's

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