Burin Peninsula Arts Council Inc.

Region:Heritage Run
Phone:709 279-1846

Address:Burin Peninsula region
City / Town:Marystown
Postal Code:A0E 2M0


Lilacs and red berries by Claire Tibbo for Patchworks 2016

The Burin Peninsula Arts Council was established in 1973, the same year the Burin Highway was paved, thus ending some of the isolation of many of the region's communities. It saw the beginning of bringing Community Circuit Shows to our region, and the building of a strong relationship with the St.John's Arts & Culture Centre. BPAC members and its many volunteers are from various parts of the peninsula. There are six persons serving on its Board, coming from art, education, music, drama backgrounds, meeting monthly and continuing to carry out the original mandate set years ago.

What is your business philosophy?

The mission of BPAC is to encourage the development of music, visual and drama activities that foster art and culture appreciation throughout the Burin Peninsula.

What visitor experiences do you offer?

BPAC provides experiences for both resident and out of province visitors that vary according to season. Some events are one time only, whereas others are annual. BPAC consistently offers:

Community Circuit Shows hosted in various venues including more isolated townsAnnual Art Exhibits by local artistsAnnual Craft Fairs with Workshops, Demonstrations and local MusiciansAnnual Scholarships in Music, Visual & Theatre Arts (peninsula students)Artist in the School Program for schools who do not have art teachersWorkshops in disciplines of the ArtsFinancial assistance for regional and provincial student Drama and Music FestivalsOfficial Sponsor of Festival of Folk Song & DanceGold Sponsor of Grand Bank Theatre Festival

What new products are you offering in the next two years?

Feb. 29th- "Revue'15" co-hosted with St. Gabriel's Hall, MarystownMarch 15th- "Give Me Back" hosted at John Burke High School, Grank BankJuly & August- "PatchWorks" group art exhibit co-hosted at Grand Bank TheatreOct. 22nd- "Masterless Men" co-hosted at St. Gabriel's Hall, MarystownNovember 8th, 9th, 10th -The 30th Burin Peninsula Arts Council Craft Fair at Marystown Hotel & Convention Centre

Who are your partners?

The Burin Peninsula Arts Council partners with Burin Peninsula Folk Arts Council, the Heritage Run Tourism Association, the St. John's Arts & Culture Centre and Atlantic Presenters Association.