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NH Art News & Calendar Information  
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Art Starts

September 9, 2010

Good Morning! Welcome to Art Starts!
Art Starts are e-news bulletins that bring you timely updates from the NH State Council on the Arts as well as from local, regional and national partners.

Deadlines TOMORROW (September 10, 2010)

Early Bird Registration: 2010 Statewide Arts Education Conference, “Field of Vision”

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' annual Statewide Arts Education Conference offers professional development for educators and teaching artists.

The conference offers inspiring presentations, workshops, resources and networking opportunities for artists, educators and community supporters of arts in education. It takes place October 22-24, 2010 at the AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods.
Workshop schedule is now posted.

Learn more and register here.

NHSCA Strategic Plan Available for Review

We value your input!

The grants, programs and services of New Hampshire State Council on the Arts are guided by careful and considered planning, outlining a strategy to meet the needs of the community and target our resources effectively.

Our 2010-2013 Arts Plan extends the mission, values, guiding principles and goals from our 2005 to 2010 Arts Plan.

Learn more and submit feedback here.

On Monday, September 13…

Free Information Session for NH Poetry Out Loud 2011: 4 p.m.

Information session is open to high school principals, teachers, parents and students. Representatives from schools of all sizes and from all corners of New Hampshire are invited to attend.

Learn more about Poetry Out Loud, a national program that offers awards, scholarships and opportunities to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

Session takes place at the NH State Council on the Arts, 2 ½ Beacon St, Concord, NH. To register for the information session, RSVP to Rodger Martin, , (603) 525-4715.

Learn more here.

From NH State Council on the Arts Partners…

NH Open Doors Weekend, November 6 & 7, 2010
Juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen and other NH artists, as well as members of NH Made, open up their working studios, galleries farmstands and more to the public on November 6-7, 2010 (Veteran’s Day weekend) for the annual NH Open Doors event.

Visitors will experience, first-hand, the techniques and artistry of these accomplished artisans and purchase distinctive handmade fine crafts that have lasting value.

NH Open Doors maintains a website of participants so that visitors can plan their routes and make a weekend of the event.

Learn more here.

Conference for Teaching Artists: “The Play is the Thing: The Serious Work of Play”: September 23, 2010

The critical importance of play in learning and human development is increasingly recognized, but we seem to have less and less space and time for it. This conference looks at the ways teaching artists can be leaders in supporting play – and the creativity it inspires – with learners of all ages and in their own lives.

The conference features juggler and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Michael Moschen; Sara Boettrich, Museum Educator, Strong National Museum of Play; and workshops with artist-educators from across New England.

Learn more here.


Commissioner’s Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism: September 22, 2010, noon-2 p.m.
Join Van McLeod, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources and members of the cultural and heritage tourism industry for a roundtable discussion, “Using statistics to tell your story.” Special guest: Mark Okrant, Professor of tourism management and Director of the Institute for New Hampshire Studies at Plymouth State University.
Roundtable takes place at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth, NH.

If attending, please RSVP to Shelly Angers, Department of Cultural Resources, (603) 271-3136,

Learn more here.



Last updated: September 8, 2010

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