Hampshire Artist Roster
The New Hampshire Artist Roster:
- Connects arts presenters, schools, libraries, community organizations, municipal leaders, businesses, and institutions with artists available for performances, workshops, residencies, teacher training, community projects, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, and local arts in education programming.
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- Increases employment opportunities for New Hampshire artists who specialize in public performances, community residencies, school residencies, master teaching workshops or classes, and curriculum development.
- Helps artists build networks with one another.
- AIE = Arts in Education: Artists who teach, lead and conduct hands-on arts activities for students. They also offer a variety of presentations, performances, residencies, community workshops, and professional development opportunities to suit a variety of educational project designs and curricula.
- CA = Community Artists: Artists experienced and skilled in doing multi-day community-based residencies involving community members in participatory arts projects. Programs can be held in alternative sites within the community (e.g., libraries, nursing homes, town halls). An increasing number of community artists are also actively involved in downtown revitalization efforts, working with municipal leaders, Chambers of Commerce, and Main Street Programs.
- TA = Touring Artists: Artists who offer performances and short-term programs to presenters and audiences. They also have the ability to educate audiences about their art form and frequently offer master classes, workshops, or lecture demonstrations in addition to their performances.
NOTE: Touring Arts artists are being migrated to Matchbook.org, a roster maintained by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). MatchBook.org is a free online booking resource for New England. You can search for artists and see or hear samples of their work, find a venue, or create your own free profile as an artist, venue, or arts presenting organization. MatchBook.org also features a region-wide calendar of professional development opportunities, resources related to fundraising, a classifieds section where you can search or post information, and much more.
- AIE = Fees for individual artists or ensemble groups are directly negotiated with the artist or ensemble representative. They generally range from $200-$400 per 6-hour residency day. Fees for additional services (i.e., provision of percussion instruments or specialized computer/video editing equipment) are negotiable on a project-by-project basis.
- CA = Fees generally range from $200 to $300 per residency day plus accommodations and mileage, if applicable. Public performances or exhibition fees are negotiated directly with the artists.
- TA = All fees are negotiated directly with the artist. Please note artist fees in this Roster and Matchbook.org.
Artist travel fees are recommended at the current federal rate, which can be found at www.gsa.gov/mileage.
Important Note to Presenters and Artists:
Membership on the New Hampshire Artist Roster is juried through a review process that evaluates artistic quality, professional experience, and the artist's ability to communicate with the public.
The roster includes a description of the artist(s) and their work and contact information. We enourage organizations and schools to approach contracting an artist in the same way any other hiring decision is made and contact references provided by the artist(s).
The State Arts Council does not conduct criminal background checks on the artists on its Roster. However, we do require artists to submit a Disclosure Form that asks for a disclosure of criminal convictions.
If the State Arts Council receives evidence that a Roster artist has been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in New Hampshire or in another state, the State Arts Council reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of Roster membership from that artist. The State Arts Council also reserves the right to suspend membership of an Artist Roster member if that artist is under formal investigation for or is charged with a crime (felony or misdemeanor). Removal or suspension is not automatic; each case is reviewed individually.
March 16, 2010