The Save Our Granite Stages (SOGS) program will provide grants to small nonprofit and for-profit New Hampshire performing arts venues and performing arts production entities that did not receive grants from the federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The maximum grant in this category is $25,000, and awards are subject to a pro rata share of the available funding.
This funding category recognizes that the Granite State’s performing arts venues are among the hardest hit businesses in the COVID-19 pandemic. These cultural hubs are critical to local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Performing arts venues are a very important part of the state’s creative economy, which is valued at nearly $2.9 billion (2020) by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Click here to download the grant guidelines in PDF format.
Click here to download the budget form in MS Excel format.
Click here to download the budget form in PDF format.