Local artists receive grants
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.