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Arts Partners

The State Arts Council works with a wide variety of non-arts organizations that become our “arts partners.” Examples are public and private schools; community and social service organizations; historical societies; history and farm museums; agricultural fairs; town libraries; main street programs; municipalities; and health care and nursing facilities. The competitive grant opportunities listed in this portal are designed to help our arts partners provide arts for all New Hampshire citizens and in this way enrich New Hampshire’s quality of life and economy. 

FY2015 grant categories reflect the State Arts Council’s ongoing need to consolidate some grant categories and suspend others. These measures are in response to fiscal and staff constraints and the need to be more efficient with public funds. Before starting your application, please read over the grant guidelines carefully. 

FY2015 Competitive Grants:

Artist Residencies in Schools (AIR) – Matching grants to bring professional artists into schools for in-depth residencies for the benefit of students, teachers and the community.

Arts in Health Care Project GrantsMatching grants to bring trained artists into health care settings and nursing homes to improve health and quality of life for residents and patients.

ARTS Conservation License Plate Grants – Matching grants to conserve public art collections or buildings. Funds for this grant category are provided through Conservation License Plate revenues.

General Project Grants for Community Engagement – Matching grants to support a wide variety of arts projects and activities in communities throughout the state to build more culturally and economically vibrant communities.

Youth Arts Project Grants: For Extended Arts Learning – Matching grants to support creative development and opportunities for youth K-12 outside the regular school day.


NOTICE FOR FY2015: The State Arts Council will not be accepting new applications for the Cultural Facilities Grant category owing to insufficient resources.

Cultural Facilities Grants: Barrier Free Arts for All - Matching grants to improve facilities where arts programming takes place and make them more accessible to people with physical and mental challenges.



Last updated: March 6, 2014

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