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NH Art News & Calendar Information  

Art Starts

Dear E-news subscribers:

Welcome to the January 23, 2017 edition of Art Starts

NHSCA is pleased to welcome two new Arts Councilors: Vivian Beer and R.P. Hale and a new staff member: Kayla Schweitzer!

Fiscal Year 2018 NHSCA Grant Guidelines are now available

Grant Writing Workshop for Arts Education AIR and YAP Grants
Friday, February 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – pre-registration required

An invitation to visit with us -
NHSCA will be having an Open House – Thursday, February 9, 10am-3pm
Meet our new Heritage and Traditional Arts Coordinator and catch up with the rest of the staff.
Share your projects and learn about our programs. Click here for directions

NH Poetry Out Loud is underway – visit our site for a full list of competitions near you (no charge to attend)!


The New Hampshire State Library – the first state library in America – will be celebrating its 300th anniversary throughout 2017


Creativity Connects - Submit your Bright Spots
As part of the NEA's 50th anniversary, the agency launched the leadership initiative Creativity Connects, which examines how the arts connect to the nation’s creative ecosystem. An interactive database highlights "bright spots" - successful projects across the country where arts and non-arts collaborators work to further common goals. Let the NEA know about additional “bright spot" projects they can add to this resource.

Upcoming NEFA Grant Deadlines:
February 1: New England Dance Fund
February 13: Expeditions Touring Grant and Expeditions Tour Planning Grant
March 1: New England States Touring (NEST) Grant and National Dance Project Production Grant
March 6: National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Rolling Deadline: New England Presenter Travel Fund 

Register now to attend NEFA’s Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) – June 8-9, 2017
Early bird discount through April 14  

Upcoming NEA Grant Deadlines:
February 16: Art Works
April 13: Challenge America
May 4: Art Works: Creativity Connects





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