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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2010

Shelly Angers, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov

Catherine O’Brian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
(603) 271-0795
catherine.r.obrian@dcr.nh.gov

N.H. Arts in Health Care Deadlines: November 19

November 19, 2010 is the deadline to apply for two distinct New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ programs: Arts in Health Care Project Grants and the New Hampshire Arts in Health Care Artist Directory.

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. Grant funds support participatory arts programs where patients, residents, clients and staff can benefit from engagement in the creative process with professional artists. The November 19, 2010 deadline is for projects taking place between February 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011.

The New Hampshire Arts in Health Care Artist Directory helps health care and nursing home providers locate professional artists who can engage patients, residents and clients in arts activities. Artists listed in this directory have experience or training that relates to working in health care settings, often including those with elderly populations. They come from diverse disciplines and cultures and live in various regions of New Hampshire.

For more information about applying for an Arts in Health Care Project Grant and/or the New Hampshire Arts in Health Care Artist Directory, contact Catherine O'Brian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, at (603) 271-0795, Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov. 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.

To learn more about these and other New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ programs, visit www.nh.gov/nharts.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities, and individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nharts.

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