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State Arts Council Grant Information

State Arts Council grants are a public investment in the cultural life of our state. Each competitive grant category is designed to meet an important purpose and need, and aligns with our current strategic arts plan.

Opportunities & Guidelines:

To learn about our current grant opportunities, go right to the current
Grant Deadlines Chart

Or, you can learn more about our grants by exploring a portal that best defines your organization or you:

How to Apply & Grant Basics:

Before applying for a grant, it is very important to learn about the requirements and obligations of a grantee and read over the guidelines carefully.

Click here for a list of Grant Basics.

Here you will find information on how the grant application process works, grantee responsibilities, a glossary of grant terms, frequently asked questions, information on grants workshops, some grant writing tips, as well as information on setting up a nonprofit organization.

For Existing Grantees: All grantees are required to credit the NH State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Various formats are available of our logo at our:

Are you looking for final report forms? Click here for our:

The Impact of Arts Grants:

Arts grants impact our communities in many ways, helping to promote a lively economy and enhance the quality of life in communities. To learn more about previously funded arts grants and the impact they have in New Hampshire, click here.

How Grants are Reviewed:

Grants are reviewed through a peer panel review process. Would you like to apply to be a panelist or nominate someone?

For Reference:

  • View the FY2013 Power Point Presentation from our Grant Information Sessions: PDF (3MB file)

  • A Special Grants Information Workshop: Expanding Your Funding Horizons  was held on May 9, 2013. This workshop provided an introduction to seeking project grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and was led by Michael Orlove from the NEA.

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Last updated: January 13, 2014

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