Artforce NL (Formerly for the Love of Learning)

Drop-in Centre: 37 Cookstown Road (above Bridges to Hope)

Artforce NL logo

Address: PO Box 7231, Station C, St. John’s, NL, A1E 3Y4

Tel: (709) 722-8848           
Twitter: @artforcenl           
Facebook: Artforce NL


Artforce is an arts-based charity offering support and empowerment to young people who face socio-economic obstacles.

The three pillars of our programming are:

  • safe and inclusive environment
  • A place of creativity and fun
  • Where everyone is challenged to grow

Target Population:

NL youth ages 15-30 with the will to learn and create.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • We provide support, guidance and referrals.
  • We offer arts-based career training, mental health & wellness initiatives, and peer-to-peer support
  • Programs : we offer free workshops and mentorship programs that include: Theatre & Film (offered in the fall & winter), Art, Photography, Creative Writing (offered year-round), Career Building (offered year- round), Peer Support . To sign up for classes please contact Gemma Hickey at or call (709) 722-8848
  • Get involved : Volunteer, become a board/committer member, and Teach: Artforce is always looking for teachers/mentors with various to work with youth involved in our programming. The teaching positions can be paid or unpaid depending on the position. Contact Gemma Hickey for more information at
  • We produce art exhibits, holiday cards, anthologies, stage plays, short films and more.
  • We have an open-arts space, free internet, coffee and snacks. 

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