Federal and Provincial Governments Announce a Total of $142,000 to Support the CATAPULT Arts Accelerator

February 21, 2024
Imperial Theatre
, Saint John, NB

This morning at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, we were joined by Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, who announced a federal contribution of $92,000 for ArtsLink NB through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

(From left to right: Wayne Long, MP for Saint John Rothesay; Julie Whitenect, Executive Director of ArtsLink NB; NB Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Greg Turner; and Jeri Knopp, ArtsLink NB’s Programming Director)

Also joining us was New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Greg Turner, who pledged $50,000 on behalf of the province of New Brunswick.


CATAPULT Applicant Info Session for 2023

Are you an artist needing help on how to be purposeful and organized about the business side of your practice? Artists need the work habits that would allow any entrepreneur or small business owner to succeed in their field. Over an 8-week period, CATAPULT participants receive training in fundamental entrepreneurial skills.

CATAPULT Applicant Info Session

Apply for the Fall 2023 session by September 4th!

Have questions about CATAPULT and/or the application process? Sign up for an online information session on Wednesday, August 16 @ 12pm via Zoom.

Can’t make the date? No problem, let us know by selecting the sign up button we will send you a copy of the session.

CATAPULT Pitch Day: Winter 2023 🎈

ArtsLink NB is excited to announce our first in-person CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Pitch Day and Reception in two years!

Meet the artists! Sunday, April 2, 2023. 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium, Fredericton, NB. CATAPULT Arts Accelerator

Join us in celebrating the amazing work of our artists as they pitch the business aspects of their practice with all the new skills they’ve learned in CATAPULT.

The pitches will be followed by light refreshments, yummy bites, and scintillating conversation at a lively reception and networking event with CATAPULT alumni, where they can mingle with other artists and arts organizations.

RSVP today to secure your spot and support the excellence and vitality of New Brunswick’s arts culture.

Date: Sunday, Apr 2, 2023
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Auditorium
732 Charlotte Street

Our artists this session are:

Kelly Baker
Melissa Kennedy
Amber Carter
Joëlle Martin
Erin Goodine
Jill McNair
Helen Hillis
Laura Boudreau

CATAPULT Winter 2023: Applications Now Open ❄️

ArtsLink NB’s CATAPULT Arts Accelerator gives artists the tools to be prolific + build sustainable careers. Business skills training, career development, workshops, and mentorship – all in one program.

CATAPULT Arts Accelerator: Explore the business side of your creative practice. Application deadline: January 12th, 2023. www.artslinkcatapult.com


February 3 to April 12 | Fridays 6-9 pm & Saturdays 9-4 pm

APPLICATIONS OPEN: December 16, 2022.

APPLY BY: January 12, 2023

Artists need the work habits that would allow any entrepreneur or small business owner to succeed in their field. Good time management. Solid record keeping and sound financial management. Effective self-promotion and professionalization of your brand. Telling a good story and being heard. Knowing how to write a contract. CATAPULT is all about helping you to be purposeful and organized about the business side of your artistic practice.

All the details on how to apply, eligibility, and program curriculum: www.artslinkcatapult.com

Questions? Email catapult@artslinknb.com

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