Our strategic plans are informed by the input from communities we serve and the organizations and artists we support through our grants and services. We hold public meetings, invite dialogues, and conduct electronic surveys to keep us informed.
To view summary results of our most recent surveys, click on the links below:
Arts Surveys - 2013: (PDF)
As part of our planning for 2014 to 2018, we conducted two electronic surveys, one directed to the needs and interests of nonprofit organizations an schools; the other to individual artists. Questions explored the value of NHSCA’s grants and services and helped us to identify priorities and ways to better serve constituents. Survey design and analysis was provided by Maren Brown Associates.
Arts Surveys - July 2010: (PDF)
As part of our planning for our 2010-2013 Arts Plan, two electronic surveys were conduted, one directed to the needs and interests of nonprofit organizations and the other to individual artists. Surveys gathered information on major concerns and priorities, explored the value of NHSCA’s grants and services and helped us identify ways to better serve constituents. Survey design and analysis was provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
Arts Survey - December 2008: (PDF)
An electronic survey assessed the impact of the 2008 recession on arts organizations.
New Hampshire Arts in Health Care Survey Report (PDF) - Integrating the Arts and Healing: In 2013, a survey was conducted to evaluate the variety, depth, outcomes, and funding of arts-in-health programs in the state of New Hampshire. Survey analysis by the Arts Education Partnership.
Measuring Up - The New Hampshire Arts Education Data Project: In 2010, the first major survey of student access to arts education in New Hampshire, carried out in partnership with the NH Department of Education and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH. Survey design and analysis by Quadrant Research.
New Hampshire Statewide Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Survey: In 2011, the State Arts Council invited all cultural non-profits to participate in a survey to help assess the way arts contribute to a thriving economy. The data collection phase has concluded and we expect the final analysis to be released in June 2012. Funding for the survey and analysis was provided by the Putnam Foundation and Tom Putnam of Keene.
A wide variety of research, resources and information on the impact of the arts on communities across the United States is available through:
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Americans for the Arts
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February 11, 2014