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Dear E-news subscribers:

June 20, 2016: Reminder: Tell Your Arts + Culture Impact Stories to the NH Legislature

The New Hampshire Commission to Study the Economic Impact of Arts and Culture wants to know how arts and culture have impacted your community!

Broadly defined, the culture of a state reflects the common activities, places, traditions and beliefs of the people who live there; it’s the shared way of life that we pass from one generation to the next. We also use the term culture more specifically, to refer to people and places involved with the arts, history, humanities, writing and other creative pursuits. Used this way, culture encompasses performing, visual, fine and applied arts; crafts; music; architecture; film and digital media; humanities; historic preservation; literature; folklife, libraries, and more.

In New Hampshire, our culture is as varied as the state's geography and people, from the covered bridges and traditional music of our past, to the avant garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow. The New Hampshire cultural community spans the public, non-profit and private sectors, driven by individuals, organizations, businesses, libraries, industries, and educational and public institutions. It creates communities worth living in, provides outstanding educational opportunities, attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, and defines what makes New Hampshire “New Hampshire.”

As part of its study, the Commission is interested in hearing your stories about the economic, educational and social impact of arts and culture in New Hampshire's villages, towns, counties and regions. Click here to tell your story! (Deadline: August 1)

Many thanks,
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts






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