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Save Our Granite Stages Round 2

Deadline: January 27, 2023 February 17, 2023

Coordinator: Ginnie Lupi
(603) 271-8418

Save Our Granite Stages (SOGS) Round 2 will provide grants to nonprofit and for-profit New Hampshire performing arts venues that seat 1500 or less and performing arts production entities that produce in such venues. Venues and production entities that received initial Shuttered Venue Operator Grants (SVOG) are also eligible. 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.
  • Click here to start the online application.

Please click here to download written instructions on how to fill out the online application. (PDF)

Register for a live Zoom workshop to review the guidelines and application process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday December 14 presentation recording:

Wednesday January 11, 3 - 4 PM: 

Please watch the video tutorials below for more information.

Online Application System Instructional Video


Example of the online application - for reference purposes only - PDF

Budget Form Instructional Video



For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate formats please contact Cassandra Mason at or 603-271-7926. 

Last updated: February 3, 2023
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