$1M boost for ArtsNL in proposed budget ‘a great start’

A collective push for more funding has paid off for artists in Newfoundland and Labrador — at least tentatively — as the Liberal government pledged to increase money to its provincial arts program.

ArtsNL will see its funding rise from $1.9 million to $2.9 million, its first significant increase in more than a decade. The extra money comes through the province’s new proposed budget, as requests for funding are at an all-time high.

“It’s something that’s certainly needed and the arts community will certainly be in favour of this news,” said ArtsNL chairperson Stan Hill.

 

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