Recipient of the 2017 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced Visual Artist, April White, Awarded $5,000


St. John’s, NL – November 6th, 2017 – Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce that April White is the recipient of the 2017 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant.  White, who is based in St. John’s, will receive the $5,000 grant to create a new series of work, while attending the Sparkbox Studio Residency (ON), and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture Residency (Yukon).  

“We are delighted to congratulate Ms. White on being the recipient of the Pivotal Point Grant,” says Paul McDonald, partner at Cox & Palmer. “We are so pleased to lend our support and cheer her on as she furthers her goals, reputation, and career as a visual artist.”

The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant is a funding opportunity offered through VANL-CARFAC for visual artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was created to provide financial support for working visual artists who have reached a crucial point in their artistic career and to allow them to evolve their practice and develop their reputation and visibility within the art world.   

The jury for the 2017 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Award says they were very pleased to recommend April White as this year’s recipient: “There were some tough decisions to make during the jury process, but in the end it came down to recognizing the overall achievement, artistic merit, and unwavering determination of this artist in the pursuit of her practice. We acknowledge that the path April has laid out for herself will very much offer a pivotal point within her career, and we were particularly pleased to see her involvement in other parts of Canada; appreciating that her upcoming residency at Klondike Institute of Art and Culture will be especially rewarding for her progress.”

For media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Shelby Millwater, at or (709)-738-7303.