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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

NH Arts in Education Deadlines: March 4

March 4, 2011 is the deadline to apply for two distinct New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ grant programs: Artist Residencies in Schools Grants and the New Hampshire Arts in Education Artist Roster.

Artist Residencies in Schools Grants bring professional artists into public schools, grades K – 12. They help provide students with a well-rounded education in the arts, developing their imaginations, creativity and innovation skills. The March 4 deadline is for projects taking place between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

The New Hampshire Arts in Education Artist Roster lists professional artists with experience or training that relates to working in classroom, school and other educational settings. Teaching artists can come from diverse arts disciplines and cultures and live in various regions of New Hampshire. The roster serves as a resource for educators seeking Artist in Residencies School Grants.

For more information about applying for an Artist Residencies in Schools Grant and/or the New Hampshire Arts in Education Artist Roster, 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 March 4, 2011 or delivered to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, 2½ Beacon St, Suite 225, Concord, by 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011.

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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