Official New Hampshire website

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?

The Arts Council is Hiring!
Arts in Health Grants Coordinator (JOB ID #33576 on the State of NH Job Opportunities site). Learn more about our Arts in Health program.

Registration is now open for our NHSCA 2023 Arts Partnership Conference, Woven: Gathering at the Intersections, October 27 and 28 at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon, NH!
Please see our conference page for more details and the link to our registration form.

High school teachers – registration for 2023-24 NH Poetry Out Loud is open!

Learn more about the program here.

COVID-19 Information and Resources
NHSCA Pandemic Impact Survey Results (pdf)
Americans for the Arts and Artist Relief COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists

spotlightstheo martey
Click picture to learn more

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

DNCR logo NH state seal NEA logo NEFA logo NASAA logo

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
DNCR Headquarters - 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
TTY/TDD 800.735.2964 :: Tel 603.271.2789 :: Fax 603.271.3584