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Jane Eklund Named State Arts Council’s New Programs Information Officer
Jane Eklund has joined the staff of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. As Programs Information Officer, she’ll be working, in consultation with Director Rebecca Lawrence and other program coordinators, to get out the word about opportunities available to artists, organizations, schools and communities through the State Arts Council.
Jane’s role includes editing the agency’s quarterly newsletter and biennial report, coordinating the Artist Fellowship grant program and overseeing the Percent for Art program, which selects artwork for state buildings.
A longtime journalist, Jane worked for 15 years at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough, where she served as arts writer and editor and helped develop, and then went on to edit, the paper’s monthly magazine supplement, The Occasional Moose. She is also a poet and fiction writer who in 2000 earned an artist fellowship in poetry from the State Arts Council. In addition, she’s received grants from the Iowa Arts Council and the Astraea Foundation, and has won numerous awards from the New Hampshire Press Association, including being named Writer of the Year three times.
Jane has a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Currently a resident of Rindge, she, and her partner, Sarah Bauhan, will be moving to Hancock.
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
January 10, 2012