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General Project Grants for Community Engagement


The July 31, 2015 deadline for General Project Grants for Community Engagement is postponed indefinitely.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has taken this action in response to our current budget situation. As you may know, the budget passed by the Legislature included a cut to the Arts Council’s State appropriation, which will result in a concomitant loss of Federal funds (Federal funds must be matched 1:1).

We are truly sorry about the impact this suspension may have on programs in your community. Last year, $63,750.00 was awarded to 18 organizations for arts programming in communities throughout New Hampshire. We will reevaluate reinstatement of the grant category once a budget agreement is reached and funding is secure.

We encourage you to contact your State Legislators and tell them how this funding has positively affected your organization and community in the past. Please click here for a full list of Senators and Representatives. Thank you!

Questions or concerns should be directed to Arts Council Director Ginnie Lupi at or 603-271-8418.


Deadline: July 31, 2015
(for projects between November 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016)

Grant Coordinator: Cassandra Mason
(603) 271-7926

Communities benefit from a lively arts and cultural sector both socially and economically. General Project Grants for Community Engagement are designed to help not-for-profit organizations, Main Street Programs, municipalities, and schools bring arts presentations and activities into communities to enhance the quality of life for citizens, attract visitors, and help stimulate local economies through the arts. This competitive and matching grant category supports a wide range of activities.

  • Click here to download the grant guidelines in PDF format.
  • Click here to download the budget form in MS Excel format.
  • Click here to download the budget form in PDF format.
  • Click here to start the online application.

Please click here to download written instructions on how to fill out the online application.

Please watch the video tutorials below for more information.

Online Application System Instructional Video


Budget Form Instructional Video


We strongly recommend that you attend an in-person seminar or webinar for more information on the grant program and online system. Please click here for a schedule.

Click here for a paper application in MS Word format. Please note that paper applications will not be available after the 2015 application cycle.


Last updated: July 9, 2015
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