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NH Art News & Calendar Information  

Art Starts

August 23, 2010

Art StartsGood Morning! Welcome to Art Starts!

At the NH State Council on the Arts, we know you’re busy. We also know that information about the Arts is important to you. That’s why we’ve started a new E-News service, Art Starts.

Art Starts are e-news bulletins that bring you timely updates from the NH State Council on the Arts as well as from local, regional and national sources.

Art Starts will only be sent when time-sensitive news is happening. When Art Starts appears in your In Box, you’ll know something important is going on.


Deadlines for Two NH Percent for Art RPFs: Friday, August 27

Artists’ proposals for the Merrimack Court and the NHTI Grappone Hall Redevelopment Project must be postmarked on or delivered by 4:15 pm to the State Arts Council’s Concord offices in Concord by Friday, August 27, 2010.

  • For specific questions, contact Visual Arts Associate Julie Mento at 603-271-0790 or email

Get Ready: Another NH Percent for Art Request for Artist Proposal Coming Soon!

A Request for Artist Proposals for the New Hampshire Army National Guard
Construction and Facilities Management Office, Building F in Concord, New Hampshire is scheduled to be released on Friday, August 27.


Free information session for NH Poetry Out Loud 2011: September 13, 4 p.m.

Learn more about Poetry Out Loud, a national program that offers awards, scholarships and opportunities to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

Information session is open to high school principals, teachers, parents and students. Representatives from schools of all sizes and from all corners of New Hampshire are invited to attend.  

Session takes place at the NH State Council on the Arts, 2 ½ Beacon St, Concord, NH. To register for the information session, RSVP to Rodger Martin, , (603) 525-4715.

For more information about the National Poetry Out Loud program go to . For more information about NH’s Poetry Out Loud program, go to or contact Catherine O'Brian, NH State Council on the Arts, , (603) 271-0795.


New England States Touring grant deadline: September 1

New England States Touring (NEST ) provides support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for community-related activities by select New England performing artists from outside of the presenter's state.

NEST artists are performing artists who meet the NEST Artist Requirements  on and may be selected for NEST funding by an eligible applicant. They represent a wide range of disciplines, such as music, dance, opera, musical theater, poetry, writing, storytelling, interdisciplinary work, and folk arts, must be available for public performances, and reside permanently in New England.

NEST grants are awarded quarterly. The September 1 deadline is for projects beginning on or after December 1. Grant instructions and forms can be found here .


Last updated: September 2, 2010

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