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A state agency enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

What's New?

FY2021 NHSCA Grant Guidelines Are Now Available
The NH State Council on the Arts has a variety of grants available for the 2021 fiscal year, with deadlines ranging from March - July. Grant workshops are being held in four different locations around the state from February 20 – March 5; find out more and register today!

NH Poetry Out Loud Semi-Finals
Find out when and where your local school will be competing and come cheer them on, February 20 - March 5, 2020: Regional Semi-Finals Competitions and school assignments

Upcoming NEFA deadlines:
February 21, 2020: New England Dance Fund
March 2, 2020: National Dance Project Production Grant
March 2, 2020: New England States Touring (NEST) Grant

Upcoming NEA grant deadline:
April 9, 2020: Challenge America

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About Us

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The State Arts Council is part of a network of 50 state arts agencies and 6 arts agencies seated in US jurisdictions. All state arts agencies share similar goals that support increasing public access to the arts and ensuring that every community in America enjoys the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of a thriving arts sector. The National Endowment for the Arts provides leadership and support for the work of state arts agencies through its State Partnership Grant Program.  Important research and advocacy for the work of state arts agencies is carried out by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a non-profit membership organization based in Washington D.C.

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Van McLeod Building - 19 Pillsbury Street, 1st Floor, Concord, NH 03301
TTY/TDD 800.735.2964 :: Tel 603.271.2789 :: Fax 603.271.3584