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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?

Leadership Opportunity!
The N.H. State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for leadership within our division. Learn more about the Arts Council Director position and how to apply

The Poetry Out Loud 2023 National Finals is on May 9th and 10th in Washington DC. Our State Champion, Ella Weinmann of Conant High School, will be representing NH! The event will be live streamed: Poetry Out Loud | National Endowment for the Arts

Upcoming NHSCA Grant Deadlines:
June 23: Conservation License Plate Grant
June 30:  Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant
July 7: Arts for Community Engagement Grant
July 7: Folklife and Traditional Arts Project Grant

Heads up! We had a flood in our building and are working remotely. Please email us if there's anything you need. Click here for our contact info

COVID-19 Information and Resources
NHSCA Pandemic Impact Survey Results (pdf)
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.

Our Partners

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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