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.
To learn about our current grant opportunities,
go right to our Grant Deadlines Chart.
- help to secure the nonprofit arts infrastructure of our state thereby helping organizations enrich their communities culturally and economically;
- bring artists into the schools to help develop the creative skills of our youth;
- bring artists into health care facilities to help heal and improve the quality of life for residents and patients;
- help to preserve traditional art forms for future generations;
- help artists build essential business skills; and
- and honor artists for accomplishment and professional commitment.
Click here to view lists of previously funded grants and the impact they have in New Hampshire.
Special Notice Regarding FY2014 Grants!
Owing to limited staff resources, we will not be holding general grant information workshops this spring. Interested applicants are urged to contact staff listed in each guideline if you have questions. A Power Point Presentation highlighting changes for FY2014 will be posted here soon, so stay tuned!
You can learn more about our grants by exploring a portal that best defines your organization or you:
New and former applicants are urged to look over our grant guidelines carefully. Some changes have been made in response to our reduced resources and others are designed to make the process of applying for a grant more streamlined.
Before applying for a grant, it is very important to learn about the requirements and obligations of a grantee. Read about this in our:
- 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.
Grants are reviewed through a peer panel review process. Would you like to apply to be a panelist or nominate someone?
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:
- View the FY2013 Power Point Presentation from our Grant Information Sesssions: PDF only (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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May 14, 2013