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General Project Grants for Community Engagement

New Deadline: December 4, 2015
(for projects between February 1 - September 30, 2016)

A new deadline has been set for this program. Due to a cut to the Arts Council's state appropriation, there will be significantly less funding for this category than in previous years. This will make the category very competitive, so we encourage you to start your application early and have your narrative and budget reviewed by the Grant Coordinator. Questions about the new deadline and budget situation should be directed to Arts Council Director Ginnie Lupi at or 603-271-8418.

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: October 21, 2015
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