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 Arts Education Artist Roster

The Arts Education Artist Roster is comprised of artists who teach, lead and conduct hands-on arts activities for students. They also offer a variety of presentations, performances, residencies, community workshops, and professional development opportunities to suit a variety of educational project designs and curricula.

The Roster:

  • Connects arts presenters, schools, libraries, community organizations, municipal leaders, businesses, and institutions with artists available for performances, workshops, residencies, teacher training, community projects, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, and local arts in education programming.  

  • Increases employment opportunities for New Hampshire artists who specialize in public performances, community residencies, school residencies, master teaching workshops or classes, and curriculum development.

Artist Fees

Fees for individual artists or ensemble groups are directly negotiated with the artist or ensemble representative. They generally range from $200-$400 per 6-hour residency day. Fees for additional services (i.e., provision of percussion instruments or specialized computer/video editing equipment) are negotiable on a project-by-project basis.

Artist travel fees are recommended at the current federal rate, which can be found at

Important Note to Presenters and Artists:

Membership on the Arts Education Artist Roster is juried through a review process that evaluates artistic quality, professional experience, and the artist's ability to communicate, facilitate and teach.

Artists are expected and encouraged to participate in ongoing professional development.

The Roster includes a description of the artist(s) and their work and contact information. We encourage organizations and schools to approach contracting an artist in the same way any other hiring decision is made and contact references provided by the artist(s). Please refer to our tips on How to Host an Artist Residency.

The State Arts Council does not conduct criminal background checks on the artists on its Roster. However, we do require artists to submit a Disclosure Form that asks for a disclosure of criminal convictions. 

If the State Arts Council receives evidence that a Roster artist has been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in New Hampshire or in another state, the State Arts Council reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of Roster membership from that artist. The State Arts Council also reserves the right to suspend membership of an Artist Roster member if that artist is under formal investigation for or is charged with a crime (felony or misdemeanor). Removal or suspension is not automatic; each case is reviewed individually.



Last updated: February 11, 2015

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