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The Heritage Foundation Introduces Changes to its Designation and Grant Programs
The Foundation has recently adopted a number of changes to strengthen its programs that support the preservation of heritage structures. Firstly, two more categories for recognition have been added. In addition to "Registered Heritage Structures," "Registered Landmark Structures" which represent the most important architectural and historical buildings in the province, will now be recognized. A third category is being introduced called "Recognized Heritage Structures & Features." This will recognize those heritage structures that would not meet the bar for inclusion in the other two categories but which, nevertheless, contribute to our cultural landscape. In addition to the kinds of structures the Foundation already recognizes, it could include sheds, fishing structures, root cellars, fences and stone walls as well as historic cemeteries. This third category is being piloted in a couple of "Registered Heritage Districts" but is already being used in some instances where an application doesn't meet requirements under the other two categories. Heritage Grant funding levels will be tied to these levels of designation. The goal of these changes is to recognize and protect a broader range of our built heritage resources.
We are also introducing a "Heritage Structures Assessment Grant" which provides grants of up to $2,000 (HFNL covers 75% of costs) to allow a heritage expert to thoroughly inspect the conditions and restoration requirements of a structure prior to its owner applying for a Restoration Grant. According to HFNL Executive Director, Jerry Dick, "developing a good understanding of a building and scope of work prior to bringing in a contractor should help to ensure that restoration follows appropriate standards and that the contractor fully understands what to do. It will also likely result in savings to both the owner and the Foundation by avoiding unnecessary replacement of building components (over-restoration) or the need to correct inappropriate work."
Adapting Our Heritage Conference, St. John's, October 25-28, 2017
Mark HFNL's "Adapting our Heritage" conference on your calendar for late October.
October 25th to 26th will focus on Intangible Cultural Heritage, including topics such as: contemporary approaches to our living traditions; what our traditions mean for us in the 21st century; and a look back on a decade of ICH work in Newfoundland and Labrador with a view toward where we go from here. The work of several groups that have been using their cultural traditions for community animation and enterprise will be presented.
A half-day workshop on Sustaining Historic Ecclesiastical Buildings will be held on the afternoon of October 26th.
October 27th to 28th will see a two-day event that focuses on adapting the historic places of the province. It will include speakers who will present case studies and offer lots of practical advice on such things as: the greening of historic places; innovative models for the sustainable management of historic structures; identifying new opportunities for under-utilized heritage buildings; and thinking about the design of Newfoundland and Labrador's heritage of the future. Plus a lot more.
A full schedule and registration details will be announced soon.
"St. John's Colours" - a film by Nine Island
Productions and For The Love of Learning
Heritage Building Inspectors Wanted
We are pleased to present the winners of our 2017
Heritage Places Poster Contest!
Bill C-323, recently introduced in Parliament, would see the introduction of a significant tax credit to support built heritage preservation that applies to both commercial and residential properties. Please weigh in with your federal MP to build support for this important legislation. For information on how, click here.
For deadline information contact Michael at 739-1892 ext 3 or email@example.com