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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2011

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

Youth Arts Project Grants Deadline: April 1

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is reminding arts organizations, schools, school districts and school administrative units that the deadline to apply for Youth Arts Project Grants is April 1, 2011.

Youth Arts Project Grants fund arts and cultural education programs that encourage creativity and foster academic success in grades K-12.The goal of this grant category is to provide young people opportunities to engage in the arts beyond the normal school day so that they can develop creative problem solving skills and become more engaged in their communities. Activities may take place after regular school hours, in the summer or on weekends, in or outside of the school. The April 1 deadline is for projects taking place between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

Partnerships between schools, arts organizations and community organizations that provide high-quality arts learning experiences for youth in underserved communities around the state are encouraged.

In order to qualify for a Youth Arts Project grant, programs must be equally matched with funds or other contributions from another source.

For more information about applying for a Youth Arts Project Grant, 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 April 1, 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, April 1, 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 publicly funded agency within the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. It began in 1965 with legislation designed “to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the education and welfare of our citizens.” Funding comes from state appropriations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Conservation License Plate fund. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at www.nh.gov/nharts.

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