Trin­ity Bay town re­ceives arts grant

The Compass - - OPINION -

An or­ga­ni­za­tion in the Town of White­way, Trin­ity Bay has been awarded a 2013 com­mu­nity arts pro­gram grant from the New­found­land and Labrador Arts Coun­cil.

The White­way Spring Hare Com­mit­tee was the re­cip­i­ent of a $4,000 grant to sup­port the Spring Hare event that takes place an­nu­ally in the com­mu­nity.

Guest speak­ers with a back­ground in the arts, the­atre per­for­mances, sto­ry­tellers and vis­ual arts are some of the high­lights that the event of­fers each year. There is also an art ex­hi­bi­tion of lo­cal artists.

In 2014, the or­ga­ni­za­tion will be of­fer­ing two work­shops — one in paint­ing and one in pho­tog­ra­phy — led by pro­fes­sional artists.

Some $75,000 was dis­persed through 19 grants to not-for-profit, com­mu­nity-based or­ga­ni­za­tions and groups to cover costs re­lated to work­shops, pro­duc­tions, pre­sen­ta­tions and ad­ju­di­ca­tor fees.

White­way is the only re­cip­i­ent on the Avalon Penin­sula, out­side the Greater St. John’s Area.

Other or­ga­ni­za­tions that have re­ceived grants are, from the St. John’s area, the Mum­mers Fes­ti­val ($5,000), the New­found­land Youth The­atre Arts Project ($5,000), Shake­speare by the Sea fes­ti­val ($5,000), the Neigh­bour­hood Strays ($4,249), Project Grace ($5,000), Tombolo Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val ($ 5,000), As­so­ci­a­tion for the Arts ($2,400), St. John’s Ro­tary Mu­sic Fes­ti­val ($5,000) and Spec­trum ($1,910).

Those who have re­ceived grants from other parts of the prov­ince are, the Dover Tidy Town’s Com­mit­tee ($ 1,000), Burin Folk Arts Coun­cil in Burin Bay ($5,000), East­port East­pen Play­ers ($2,750), Grand Falls-Wind­sor Con­cert Band ($1,224), Shi­moves in Grand Falls-Wind­sor ($4,250), Tilt­ing Re­cre­ation and Cul­tural So­ci­ety ($3,217), Cor­ner Brook’s League of Artists of Western New­found­land ($5,000), Port au Port East’s Twi­light 50+ Club ($5,000) and the Cor­ner Brook Stage West The­atre Fes­ti­val ($5,000).

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