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Welcome to the NH State Council on the Arts Website

A state agency enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

What's New?

FY2015 NHSCA Grant Guidelines are Posted
State Arts Council grants are a public investment in the cultural life of our state. Learn about all of our current opportunities.

Register Now for our upcoming Spring Artist Entrepreneurial Workshops
The Art & Science of Light & Color for the Artist, May 6th and Your Music as a Film Score, May 27th

“The Forgotten: Children of Incarcerated Parents” Art Exhibit
April 7 -24, 2014 at Kimball Jenkins School of Art, Concord.
Professional development workshop “Community Arts Behind Bars”
April 24, 2014 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Kimball Jenkins Carriage House, Concord.

April is National Poetry Month!  Let’s embrace our N.H. Poet Laureate: Alice Fogel
Check out her Facebook Page. For poets: take the survey created in partnership with the N.H. Writers’ Project and Alice Fogel.

YAP Grant Trad Arts Blog AIR Grant Public Value Partnership Grant
Click a picture to learn more

About Us

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The State Arts Council is part of a network of 50 state arts agencies and 6 arts agencies seated in US jurisdictions. All state arts agencies share similar goals that support increasing public access to the arts and ensuring that every community in America enjoys the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of a thriving arts sector. The National Endowment for the Arts provides leadership and support for the work of state arts agencies through its State Partnership Grant Program.  Important research and advocacy for the work of state arts agencies is carried out by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a non-profit membership organization based in Washington D.C.

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street - 1st Floor, Concord, NH 03301
TTY/TDD 800.735.2964 :: Tel 603.271.2789 :: Fax 603.271.3584