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A state agency enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

What's New?

Upcoming NHSCA Grant Deadlines:
April 7: Letter of Intent deadline for ARTS- DCR Conservation License Plate Grant
April 7: Artist Residencies in Schools for Arts Learning Grant (AIR)
April 14: Youth Arts Projects for Creative Youth Development Grant
April 21: Public Value Partnerships (Operating Grants)

Congratuations to NH Poetry Out Loud State Champion Charlotte Perkins of Kearsarge Regional High School and Alternate Laila Ruffin of Concord High School!
Charlotte will go on to compete April 24-26, 2017 at the Poetry Out Loud National Championship in Washington, DC.

Register now to attend NEFA’s Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) – June 8-9, 2017
Held this year in New London, CT; Early bird discount through April 14  

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About Us

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The State Arts Council is part of a network of 50 state arts agencies and 6 arts agencies seated in US jurisdictions. All state arts agencies share similar goals that support increasing public access to the arts and ensuring that every community in America enjoys the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of a thriving arts sector. The National Endowment for the Arts provides leadership and support for the work of state arts agencies through its State Partnership Grant Program.  Important research and advocacy for the work of state arts agencies is carried out by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a non-profit membership organization based in Washington D.C.

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street - 1st Floor, Concord, NH 03301
TTY/TDD 800.735.2964 :: Tel 603.271.2789 :: Fax 603.271.3584