Lo­cal artists re­ceive grants

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - BYMIKA REKAI

Last week, the New­found­land and Labrador Arts Coun­cil ( NLAC) an­nounced two lo­cal artists — play­wright Ken­neth J. Harvey from Cupids, and mu­si­cian Duane An­drews, who grew up in Car­bon­ear — will be re­ceiv­ing pro­vin­cial grants to sup­port their work.

The NLAC is a gov­ern­ment, non-profit agency ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing the work of artists in the prov­ince. De­ci­sions are made by a coun­cil of 12, ap­pointed by the gov­ern­ment, and in­cludes 10 artists and two rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Depart­ment of Tourism, Cul­ture and Re­cre­ation.

The NLAC sup­ports a wide va­ri­ety of artis­tic ex­pres­sion, in­clud­ing dance, film, multi-dis­ci­pline, mu­sic, theatre, vis­ual art, and writ­ing.

Ken­neth J. Harvey has re­ceived $3,600 in sup­port to write his play Ex­plicti­cus, de­scribed by the com­mit­tee as “a bawdy and baroque com­edy of slaugh­ter.”

Duane An­drews has re­ceived $ 3,848 in sup­port of a tour of On­tario, where he will be play­ing at nu­mer­ous folk and coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­vals.

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