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From March 12, 2010
At the State Arts Council
Grant Info Session PowerPoint Ready for Download
For those who missed the recent Grant Information Session, or who’d like a review, the PowerPoint is now posted on our web site and can be viewed as a pdf file. Visit www.nh.gov/nharts/newsandcalendar/grantinfosessions.htm.
Upcoming FY 2011 Grant Application Deadlines
Don’t miss the postmark deadlines for New Hampshire State Council on the Arts grants!
If you’d like to nominate yourself or someone else for a peer panel to review grant applications, you’ll find links on our home page for doing so, and for learning about the peer panel process. Visit www.nh.gov/nharts.
For a deadline chart and links to the grant guidelines that are now available, visit http://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/basics/deadlines1.htm.
Around New Hampshire
Benefit Will Raise Money for Lifetime Fellow
New Hampshire Furniture Masters will host a benefit concert Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. The concert, "Rise Up! Out of the Ashes," will raise money for the Jon Brooks New Studio Project. Brooks, a furniture maker and sculptor who is a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Lifetime Fellow, lost his New Boston studio in a January fire.
The concert will feature music by Jon's friends in three bands: Celticladda, Swing a Cat, and The Moores. To purchase tickets, which are $25 each, visit http://ccanh.com/ShowDetails/121/522. To make a donation to the Jon Brooks New Studio Project, visit http://www.jonbrooks.org/.
On the National Scene
Applications Available for Save America’s Treasures
The Federal Save America’s Treasures program is one of the largest and most successful grant programs for the protection of the nation’s endangered and irreplaceable cultural heritage. Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects.
Grants are awarded to federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, and nonprofit organizations through a competitive matching-grant program, administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
FY2010 applications are available now. Do not expect grants to be awarded before late 2010. You must register on Grants.gov in order to submit an application. Registration on Grants.gov can take up to four weeks, so register now. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/history/hps/treasures/index.htm.
Spotlight on Grantee Events
Dancing with the Colors of Mexico!
Performer and teaching artist Veronica Robles will present a community performance and two Dancing with the Colors of Mexico! workshops, sponsored in part by the N.H. State Council on the Arts. The programs are part of a week-long region-wide residency coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire to celebrate the history and culture of Mexico. Robles will be visiting local schools in addition to presenting these public programs. Preregistration is requested for the workshops.
· Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m., Lancaster Town Hall
A Celebration of Mexican Music & Dance (public performance): $10 adults; $5 students over 12, $20 families. Tickets available in advance at www.aannh.org or at the door.
· Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m., Great Hall, White Mountain School, Bethlehem;
- Friday, March 19, 7 p.m., Jeanne Limmer Dance Studio, Eastern Slope Plaza, North Conway
Dance with the Colors of Mexico! (family dance workshops; no experience necessary). $10 adults; $5 students; $20 families. Pre-registration appreciated.
For more information visit www.aannh.org. To register for workshops, call Eileen at 837-2275 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the website or call for cancellations in the event of inclement weather
Congrats to …
Alice Ogden, a N.H. State Council on the Arts Roster Artist, earned "Best in Traditional Basket" in the teachers’ category at the Michigan Basketweavers convention. She won the honor for a black ash basket featuring hand-whittled white oak double swing handles and hand whittled runners attached with elm bark.
Harrisville poet Rodger Martin has published The Battlefield Guide, a collection of poetry. The book, published by Hobblebush Books of Brookline, N.H., explores the Civil War battles of Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Arts News of Interest in New Hampshire
Contra dancing featured on New Hampshire Chronicle
The New York Times Highlights Real Estate in “Arts Town” Peterborough
March 12, 2010