COVID-19 Information and Resources
Have questions about COVID-19? Call 2-1-1
(Phone dial: 1-866-444-4211; TTY: 603-634-3388)
Working with us during this time
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is fully operational but some staff are working remotely. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and will update via social media and email as things change.
For now, the best way to reach NHSCA staff is by email or direct phone line – our main phone number isn’t always answered. We are conducting all meetings by phone or video conference; contact the staff member you are meeting with for more details if necessary.
Because things are in flux and rapidly changing for all of us, please be patient when you reach out to staff. It may take a few days to receive a response. Thank you!
Current and future grantees
NHSCA staff are working hard to be responsive to current grantees as we navigate this new world. Please refer to this FAQ for more detail and grant coordinator contact information.
At this writing we are not making any changes to the FY21 grant/opportunity cycle; all categories are open and deadlines firm. That said, there may be changes when we learn more about the pandemic’s governmental financial impact; there may be changes to Arts Council allocations from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of New Hampshire. We will keep you informed as we learn more.
COVID-19 resources for the NH arts sector
COVID-19 Testing Locations
NH Department of Employment Security – Unemployment Insurance for individuals and WorkShare Program for businesses
NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (includes U.S. Small Business Administration links)
NH Small Business Development Center resources for nonprofits, for-profits and individual artists
NH Community Development Finance Authority
NH Center for Nonprofits
NH Charitable Foundation
Center for the Arts Artists Emergency Relief Fund
GOFERR CARES Act Funding Opportunities
Federal Arts Funding Opportunities for Nonprofit and Commercial Arts Organizations and Artists
National Endowment for the Arts
Americans for the Arts
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources (crowdsourced)
National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (They serve NH as well)
Accessibility information for online programming from the National Endowment for the Arts
October 21, 2020