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For June 9, 2010
At the N.H. State Council on the Arts
Thank You to All Who Completed our Surveys!
The State Arts Council is very grateful to the artists and organizations that completed our online surveys. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) will be assisting us with the analysis and we will share it with you soon!
We will also post our 2010-2013 strategic plan on our website later this summer, so stay tuned!
On the National Scene
New Funding Opportunities: Sustainable Communities Grants
Two new, innovative community development funding opportunities are available through U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Under both programs, arts organizations are eligible to partner with state and local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and other eligible applicants to develop consortia grant proposals.
The funds are significant! HUD’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program will be awarding up to $100 million. Another $75 million in grants is available through a joint HUD and DOT Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant Program.
HUD and the National Endowment for the Arts are working together to bring these funding opportunities to the attention of the arts and creative sector. applications. For more information, visit http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2010/HUDNo.10-133 and http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2010/HUDNo.10-131 .
At the New England Foundation for the Arts
Nonprofit Organizations Asked to Respond to survey
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is asking arts and culture nonprofits to participate in its 2010 Nonprofit Financial Survey. There are over 19,000 arts and culture nonprofits that strengthen their communities in New England. These organizations are large and small, and NEFA wants to be sure each organization’s financial information is included in its CultureCount database and its commissioned research. To begin the survey, click here .
If you have questions or would prefer to fill out a paper survey, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 951-0010, ext. 529.
Hood Director Moves to Toledo Museum
Brian Kennedy has been named director of the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art. Kennedy led the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College for the past five years; before that he was director of the National Gallery of Australia. He starts his new job September 1.
NHIA Development Director Moves to Washington Performing Arts Center
Jessica Kinsey, director of development at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, has been named to direct the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit performance space in Washington state.
New Novel from Katherine Towler
Katherine Towler’s novel, Island Light, was published July 1 by MacAdam/Cage. This book is the third volume of the Snow Island trilogy. Towler, a 2003 N.H. Artist Fellow, will do a launch reading and signing at Portsmouth Public Library Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.katherinetowler.com.
The Hippo Press looks at the friendship of two N.H. Artist Laureates
July 9, 2010