RECORD NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AND GRANTS AWARDED
June 29, 2020 (Fredericton) – Thanks to the $500,000 increase in funding announced by the New Brunswick government earlier this year, the number of grants and total dollar amount awarded in the latest Creation and Documentation competition by the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) has far exceeded all-time figures. Furthermore, increased efforts in promoting the grant programs during the COVID crisis contributed to doubling the previous record for the number of applications submitted to the Creation program (226 vs. 113). Details are provided below.
The board and staff of artsnb wish to thank the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture for their collaboration in helping secure the large increase in grant funding through the Arts Development Trust Fund for the benefit of the professional artists of New Brunswick.
Grants Awarded for April 1, 2020 Competitions – Creation and Documentation Programs
Grants totalling $458,498 were awarded by juries of professional artists to the following artists to support their creation projects and to help the documentation of art production in New Brunswick. You may read the full press release below.