Deadline Extended for Job Opportunity with VANL-CARFAC!

**Please Note:  The application deadline has been extended until November 14th 2012**

Position:           Sponsorship Coordinator, EVA Awards

VANL-CARFAC seeks to engage a professional with project management and fundraising experience acquired largely through working in the cultural fields.


Project:              Excellence in Visual Arts (EVA) Awards

Date of call:      October 25th 2012

Deadline:           November 14th 2012.

Title:                 Sponsorship Coordinator, EVA Awards (SC)


Description: The SC will create a comprehensive sponsorship solicitation strategy including a database of contacts and a timeline for delivery of funds. The SC will work in conjunction with the EVA Committee to ensure that all appropriate businesses and individuals are included in this database. The SC will work independently to deliver the sponsorship target amounts, and must have their own workspace from which to provide the service. VANL-CARFAC will provide the SC with all necessary background information on the organization and the EVA Awards, as well as a breakdown of sponsorship categories and sponsor packages to be distributed to key candidates. The Board of Directors and EVA Committee may also serve as primary contact for key sponsors with whom they have a personal relationship.

All work will be performed under the direction of the Board of Directors but under the direct supervision of the EVA Awards Committee and Executive Director.


Qualifications:   Applicants must hold a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, have a minimum of 2 years work experience in the cultural or fundraising sector, or an appropriate combination of education and work experience. Applicants must also have;

§  Demonstrated knowledge of the cultural sector in the province.

§  Demonstrated ability to work under a volunteer board or committee.

§  Effective oral and written communication skills.

§  Demonstrated experience in fundraising.

§  Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with a high level of independence; ability to balance competing priorities and exercise good judgment.

§ Computer skills, time management skills and a positive attitude are essential.


Evaluation:    Applicants must submit a cover letter, an up-to-date resume and three professional references. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted by the Hiring Committee.


Project Timeline:  Hours of work are to be determined by the SC according to the needs of the sponsorship campaign. Candidate must have a flexible work schedule.


Start Date:       November 15th, 2012

End Date:        May 31, 2013


Resources: Access to all VANL-CARFAC informational resources. As a contract worker, the SC will be expected to have access to her/his own workspace, phone, computer, internet and email access.

Target: The SC is expected to raise no less than $9000 (including program ad sales, with a target amount of $15000 to be raised. Some in-kind sponsorships may be considered to count toward the total amount raised but must be cleared in advance with the EVA Committee.  The SC will be required to assist the EVA committee and Executive Director in the organization of the annual EVA promotional reception.

Remuneration:  Contract awarding lump sum/professional fees @ $3000, an initial sum ($500) payable upon signing of contract, two subsequent payments ($750) based on reaching specific, monetary goals to be set by the EVA committee, and a final installment ($1000) payable upon receipt of the SC’s final report following the 2013 EVA Awards. Incentive will be offered for exceeding the target amount.

Deadline: All applications should be received no later than November 8th 2012. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Apply to:, with ‘Sponsorship Coordinator Application’ in the subject line.

For more information on the EVA Awards program, sponsorship categories and past sponsors of the awards, see the EVA Awards page of



Anatomy of a Newfoundland and Labrador Artist T-shirts Available Now!!

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Support VANL-CARFAC while sporting a guaranteed conversation piece!

VANL-CARFAC is very happy to present our new Anatomy of a Newfoundland and Labrador Artist art print t-shirts.  Designed by Robin McGrath and Mavis Penney, the image is a playful take on Gray’s Anatomy–with the body parts labeled with the distinctive and often unusual terms drawn from Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich linguistic history.

Printed in black ink on high-quality, grey Gildan shirts.  All proceeds will go directly toward VANL-CARFAC programming and projects.

So come on!  Cover your puddick while putting a smile on your clapper!  Place your order here using the Paypal button below or contact the VANL-CARFAC office at or toll-free by phone at 1-(877)-738-7303.

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Congratulations to the 2012 EVA Winners!!

EVA Awards 2012

The Excellence in Visual Arts Awards, also known as the EVAs, are the only awards program in the province solely dedicated to honouring the achievements of our local visual artists. The EVA awards celebrate artists in all media – painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, mixed media, installation, performance and more – from all over the province. Awards are given in several categories, including awards for lifetime achievement, mid-career and emerging artists, as well as art writers and supporters of visual art. The 7th annual EVA Awards will take place at The Rooms on May 25th, 2012, hosted by Ingrid Mary Percy and Gerri-Lynn Mackey. The reception is at 8 pm, featuring music by Quinton and Rose. All are welcome, so come join the celebration.

The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Sponsored by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. Prize: $1000

The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist
Stephen Dunn
Mike Gough
Philippa Jones

The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition.  Sponsored by Sheppard Case Architects, Inc.  Prize: $1000

The Large Year Award Shortlist
Jordan Bennett
Margaret Best
Kay Burns

The Long Haul Award recognizes a substantial contribution to the visual culture of Newfoundland and Labrador by a senior artist.  Prize: $1000 and a lifetime membership for VANL-CARFAC. Sponsored by The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art.

The Long Haul Award Shortlist
Manfred Bucheit
Diana Dabinett
Christopher Pratt

The Kippy Goins Award– so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going” – thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.  Sponsored by Christina Parker Gallery and the City of St. John’s.  Prize: original artwork by Michael Pittman.

The Kippy Goins Award Shortlist
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador Creative Arts Festival
Caroline Stone

The Critical Eye Award recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. This award is co-sponsored by Angela Antle and an anonymous donor. Prize: $1000.

The Critical Eye Award Shortlist
Robert Finley
Joan Sullivan


The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on May 25th.

Reserve a seat to the EVAs by calling 738-7303 or emailing