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April 9, 2010
At the State Arts Council
FY 2010 Grant Awards Posted to State Arts Council website.
This profile provides a statistical snapshot of the agency’s 2010 grant investments and includes a comprehensive listing by county, information on the impact of our last completed fiscal year (FY 2009), and a map showing geographic distribution of State Arts Council grants. Click here to learn more.
Attention Artists! Two Percent for Art Request for Proposals Coming Soon
Two Percent for Art Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be released on Friday, April 23rd. Professional artists interested in submitting proposals for consideration will be able to access the RFPs from our homepage at www.nh.gov/nharts. To get the word out, notices will be sent out to subscribers of our e-communications services, and note cards will be mailed to artists on our mailing list.
The State Arts Council anticipates a few more Percent for Art project in FY 2011, so artists are urged to check our home page frequently.
To get your ideas percolating, the two upcoming projects are:
Hampton Beach Pavilion & Bathhouses:
- Total budget is expected to be $48,800 for existing or commissioned artworks for both interior and exterior spaces as part of the Hampton Beach Redevelopment Project. The RFP will provide details on spaces available and a date for artists to tour the site with the project team.
- Expected deadline for submissions: Friday, May 28, 2010
Arts Bank Acquisitions:
- Budget up to $10,000 for existing two-dimensional unframed artwork for interior spaces to become a part of the Arts Bank Collection. Works in this collection are made available for display in public spaces of state-owned buildings.
- Expected deadline for submissions: Friday, May 14, 2010
Around the Nation
Ford Foundation Initiative to Support Arts Spaces and Housing
As part of a major new effort to increase its impact on communities and economic development, the Ford Foundation will dedicate $100 million over the next 10 years to arts spaces and artist housing. The Supporting Diverse Art Spaces Initiative will grant funds to arts groups to build new spaces, renovate old ones, and construct affordable housing for artists. For more information, visit http://www.fordfound.org/newsroom/pressreleases/360.
Participate in the Next Americans for the Arts’ Economic Impact Study
Americans for the Arts is seeking at least 200 communities across the country to participate in its next national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV.
Studies can focus on cities, counties, multi-county regions, and even entire states. Through the results, participants will demonstrate the direct, tangible impact of the nonprofit arts and culture to their elected officials and business leaders. Partner contracts are available now, and must be executed by September 30, 2010 to ensure participation. For more information on Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, visit http://bit.ly/118apo or contact Americans for the Arts’ Senior Director of Research Services Ben Davidson at email@example.com.
Spotlight on Grantee Events
Tricinium Presents Vocalore
Tricinium, a Keene, N.H.-based arts service organization, presents VOCALORE: Homegrown Music, Poetry and Food. With concerts on April 17
and 18, the event features the premieres of two new works by 2009 New
Hampshire Artist Fellow, composer Lawrence Siegel, well-known New Hampshire performers including soprano Peggo Horstmann Hodes, violinist Sarah Atwood, pianists Robert Merfeld and Calvin Herst, and a special appearance by 2009 New Hampshire Artist Fellow, poet Jennifer Militello.
A reception following the concert will feature local food and drink. There are two performances: Saturday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. at Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Sullivan, N.H., and Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m., at Concord Community Music School, Concord, N.H. Admission is free (donations welcome). For more information, visit www.tricinium.com.
April 9, 2010