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Arts Partners

The State Arts Council works with a wide variety of non-arts organizations that become our “arts partners.” Examples are public and private schools; community and social service organizations; historical societies; history and farm museums; agricultural fairs; town libraries; main street programs; municipalities; and health care and correctional facilities. The competitive grant opportunities listed in this portal are designed to help our arts partners provide arts for all New Hampshire citizens and in this way enrich New Hampshire’s quality of life and economy. 

FY2025 Competitive Grants:

Artist Residencies in Schools (AIR) – Matching grants to bring professional artists into schools for in-depth residencies for the benefit of students, teachers and the community.

Arts in Health Project GrantsMatching grants to bring trained artists into health care settings and address public health priorities for New Hampshire communities.

ARTS Conservation License Plate Grants – Grants to conserve public art collections or buildings. Funds for this grant category are provided through Conservation License Plate revenues.

Arts for Community Engagement – Matching grants to support a wide variety of arts projects and activities in communities throughout the state to build more culturally and economically vibrant communities.

Folklife and Traditional Arts Project Grants– Matching grants to support both ongoing and new projects that focus on presenting, cultivating, documenting and preserving folklife and traditional arts in New Hampshire.

Youth Arts Project Grants – Grants to support high-quality arts and cultural educational programs that encourage creativity, develop new arts skills and foster success for young people.



Last updated: March 13, 2024

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