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Creative Communities Award

The Creative Communities Award (previously known as the Community Spirit Award) recognizes a city, town, or village government or community-wide organization (e.g. Municipality, Chamber of Commerce, or Main Street program) or an individual that significantly fostered the arts through funding and/or program initiatives within the past three years. Examples include major municipal support to a cultural facility or public art program, establishment of a local arts commission or council, the creation of unique public/private partnerships to promote cultural tourism and/or significant increases in local public support for the arts.

Community Spirit Awardees:

  • 2005 - City of Portsmouth
  • 2003 - Town of Littleton
  • 2001- City of Manchester
  • 1999 - City of Claremont
  • 1997 - City of Rochester
  • 1995 - Town of Newport
  • 1993 - Exeter Arts Committee Board of Selectmen
  • 1991 - Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
  • 1989 - City of Nashua


Last updated: October 30, 2023

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