Official New Hampshire website
Welcome to the NH State Council on the Arts Website

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?

NH State Council on the Arts announces Arts in Health Care Grant Awards

20th Annual NH Statewide Arts Education Conference- Registration Open
October 31 – November 2 The Arts as Inspiration for Learning * Teaching * Making * Living at the Barbara Harris Conference Center, Greenfield, NH

New England Foundation for the Arts- Idea Swap, November 13
An annual event for nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas.

NEST (New England States Touring) Grant
From the New England Foundation for the Arts; deadline December 1, 2014
NH Artists:  See "How to Become a NEST Eligible Artist" video tutorial

Public webinars offered by the National Endowment for the Arts
Beyond the Building: Performing Art Organizations and Transforming Place

November 3, 2014 9:00 am
Arts & Human Development Task Force: How the Arts can help English Language Learners flourish in school.
November 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Apprenticeship IENE AIR NHHC partnership Advice to the Players
Click a picture to learn more

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.

Our Partners

dcr logo NH state seal NEA logo NEFA logo NASAA logo

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