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A state agency enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

What's New?

Come work with us! We're hiring a new Arts Education Coordinator!
Grants Program Coordinator (Job ID: 20355)

Upcoming NHSCA Grant Deadlines:
May 14, 2021- Public Value Partnerships
May 14, 2021- Arts in Health Project Grants

NH Poetry Out Loud State Finals
In lieu of a live performance at the State House, we have created a virtual stage for the New Hampshire State Finals competition to showcase the talent and dedication of these students. Enjoy!

Creative Campfires
Join New Hampshire artists in conversation with NH Artist Laureate Amanda Whitworth about how the pandemic has affected their artistic practices and livelihoods. May 28 at 11:00 AM via Zoom; registration is required.

COVID-19 Information and Resources
Newly revised: Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Impact Survey for Organizations
New: Americans for the Arts and Artist Relief COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists


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About Us

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The State Arts Council is part of a network of 50 state arts agencies and 6 arts agencies seated in US jurisdictions. All state arts agencies share similar goals that support increasing public access to the arts and ensuring that every community in America enjoys the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of a thriving arts sector. The National Endowment for the Arts provides leadership and support for the work of state arts agencies through its State Partnership Grant Program.  Important research and advocacy for the work of state arts agencies is carried out by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a non-profit membership organization based in Washington D.C.

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Van McLeod Building - 19 Pillsbury Street, 1st Floor, Concord, NH 03301
TTY/TDD 800.735.2964 :: Tel 603.271.2789 :: Fax 603.271.3584