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Art Starts

October 25, 2010

Good Morning! Welcome to Art Starts
Art Starts brings you timely updates from the NH State Council on the Arts as well as from our local, regional and national partners.

From the NH State Council on the Arts…

The NH State Council on the Arts will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Arts in Health Care Project Grants deadline: November 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m.

Arts in Health Care Project Grants support arts activities, artist residencies and arts training programs that occur in health care facilities, nursing homes and in centers serving the elderly. The goal of this funding is to offer participatory arts programs where patients, residents/clients and staff are directly engaged in the creative process with professional artists. 

Deadline: Postmarked on or before November 19, 2010, or delivered to the NH State Council on the Arts, 2½ Beacon St., Concord, NH, by 4:15 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010.

Learn more here.

Arts in Health Care Artist Directory Application deadline: November 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m.

Performing, literary, media and visual artists are eligible to apply to be listed in the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ online Arts in Health Care Artist Directory, which serves as a resource to health care providers.

To be eligible, artists must have the ability to: teach and relate effectively and with sensitivity to health care staff and people of all ages who are undergoing medical care; engage elderly, patients, residents, etc. successfully in arts programs; and work closely with staff to plan and implement effective projects.

Deadline: Postmarked on or before November 19, 2010 or delivered to the NH State Council on the Arts, 2½ Beacon St, Suite 225, Concord, by 4:15 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010.

Learn more here.

From the NH Department of Cultural Resources...

Commissioner’s Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism: December 1, 2010

Join Van McLeod, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources and members of the cultural and heritage tourism industry for a roundtable discussion, “2011 Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Coming Year.”

Roundtable takes place at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

If attending, please RSVP to Shelly Angers, NH Department of Cultural Resources, (603) 271-3136, shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov.

Learn more here.

From NH State Council on the Arts’ Partners...

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 9th Annual Idea Swap: November 3, 2010

The Idea Swap is an annual networking event for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to share touring project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions Grant Program.

The event will take place at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA on November 3, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Idea Swap provides several ways to connect with colleagues leading up to the gathering:

  • Swap ideas online before the Idea Swap
  • Present your project idea at the Idea Swap

Learn more here.

NH Open Doors Weekend: November 6 & 7, 2010

Juried members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and members of NH Made, along with artists, galleries and farm stands, will be welcoming the public on November 6-7, 2010 for the annual NH Open Doors event.

Visitors will experience first-hand, the artistry of accomplished artists and craftsmen and will have the opportunity to explore the scenic countryside of our state, visit historic town centers, visit farm stands and purchase distinctive handmade fine crafts. Discover the natural beauty and timeless traditions of the people, products and places of New Hampshire.

NH Open Doors maintains a website of participants so that visitors can plan their routes and make a weekend of the event.

Learn more here.

 

Last updated: November 3, 2010

 
 
 
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