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Art Starts

November 8, 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…

NOTICE: Our office will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK!
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 can benefit from being directly engaged in the creative process with professional artists. 

Deadline: Applications must be 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.

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK!
Arts in Health Care Artist Directory deadline: November 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m.

Performing, literary, media and visual artists with experience and training in working in health care settings are invited to apply to be listed in the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ juried 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: Applications must be 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) announces the next  New England States Touring (NEST) grant deadline: December 1, 2010

New England States Touring (NEST) grants provide support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for community-related activities and performances  featuring New England performing artists from outside of the applicant/presenter's state.
These grants provide a wonderful opportunity for NH organizations to feature artists from our neighboring states.  To get ideas on artists to feature, go to NEFA’s networking resource: www.matchbook.org

NEST grants also provide an opportunity for NH performing artists to tour the New England region.  Interested NH artists should contact NEFA for information on how to connect with presenters in the region. Contact Adrienne Petrillo, Program Manager, Presenting & Touring at (617) 951-0010 x527 or by emailing: presentingtouring@nefa.org

Eligibility: Any nonprofit, school, or government entity based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) is eligible to apply for a NEST grant.

Deadline: December 1, 2010 for projects beginning on or after March 1, 2011. 
Learn more here.


Take the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Online Survey!
The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and the leaders of its Creative Concord initiative are studying the potential of developing affordable live and work space to support the growing creative sector in Concord, NH.

Two surveys (one for individuals and one for organizations) are being conducted, with assistance from Artspace , based in Minneapolis, MN and whose mission is  to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations . The results may assist in the development of a variety of affordable new spaces, including space where individuals and their families may live and work, and space where emerging and established businesses, cultural/arts organizations, artists and entrepreneurs can operate, share resources, and access services.

The online survey is open through December 21, 2010. It should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Learn more here.

 

Last updated: November 5, 2010

 
 
 
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