We are honoured to live and work on the ancestral and unceded territories of several Indigenous peoples:
the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, Passamaquoddy, Beothuk, Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan.
September 21–24, 2023, Woody point, Ktaqmkuk / Newfoundland & Labrador
Join Brit Johnston for a full-day workshop geared towards Canadian performing arts presenters, managers, and other arts workers who are committed to learning better practices for building meaningful and long-lasting good relations with local Indigenous artists, elders, and communities.
The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the non-profit regional performing arts presenters’ organization for the four Atlantic Provinces.
We, the Atlantic Presenters Association (members, board and staff), and the attendees at our events, agree that by being here we commit to contributing to a space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At our gatherings, we will treat ourselves and each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion and all our other diverse identities. We will not tolerate any acts of racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism and cissexism, homophobia / queerphobia and transphobia, sizeism, ableism, ageism, or physical and sexual violence and harassment.
Tasked with providing sport and entertainment activity for the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland.
Just four years old, this young festival with a mighty heart has full intentions of warming up the music lovers of mid-winter Fredericton. Curated by local folk-pop group Olympic Symphonium and friends, this festival has a strong emphasis on the songwriting craft and annually features an array of East Coast artists as well as songwriters, musicians and storytellers from all over North America. Highlights alongside the headlining performances at downtown’s Wilmot United Church include the always popular Songwriter’s Circle and the hootenanny known as the Bluegrass Brunch at the Boyce Farmers Market. Music fans of all ages will find something to embrace at Shivering Songs.
Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) assumes an essential leadership role in the advancement of the professional milieu in our country’s most easterly province. We are the front-runner for board-based artistic programming in dance in this province, which informs our connections to artistic allies within Atlantic Canada and peers across the country. We represent the professional sector, alongside the dance service organization (DanceNL), by liaising with regional and national artists, stakeholders and presenters who contribute to NDW’s growth and resilience.
Co-Founded in 1981 by Cathy Ferri and Agnes Walsh as a performance collective, Neighbourhood Dance Works began by creating innovative dance works for stage. It later shifted its focus to presentation, introducing the first Festival of New Dance in 1990, curated by Ann Anderson. Under her direction, and subsequently that of Lois Brown, Anne Troake, Sarah Joy Stoker and now a community-based committee, the festival continues to grow each year.
Neighbourhood Dance Works’ ongoing support and development of Newfoundland choreographers and dancers has advanced the careers of many Newfoundland dance artists and has made the Festival of New Dance a major cultural highlight of the St. John’s performance season.
For more information, about NDW programs please visit: www.neighbourhooddanceworks.
Photo Credit (Louise Moyes)
“Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre built in 1979 was the first multi-function performance centre in Southwestern Nova Scotia. With a mandate to educate, entertain and promote both the performing and visual arts, the centre provides a venue for local and visiting performers and artists including professional and amateur . The centre contains a 335 soft seat theatre complete with fly tower. The facility also features an art gallery, artist studio, etching studio, costume studio, green room, a set construction area, several dressing rooms, and administrative offices. Th’YARC operates year round with a full time staff of three and approximately 500- 600 volunteers.”
The Creamery Square Arts Society is a nonprofit organization that manages the Grace Arts Centre, a performing arts venue in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Home of live entertainment, visual art, and community events, the Grace features a 170-seat auditorium and gallery exhibition space. We feature year-round performances by local and internationally-acclaimed musicians, artists, and thespians.
The Rotary Arts Centre Committee’s mission is to see a community Arts Centre for the city that will serve our arts and cultural producers and the public (our local community and tourists alike). Our planning envisions this facility taking the form of a centre that will house space for artists’ studios, public exhibitions, workshops, small theatre performance and rehearsal space to serve visual artists and craft persons, musicians, actors and dancers — all sectors of arts and culture that can avail of the centre — and serve the public who seeks to enjoy all of the above.
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song