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From January 8, 2010

Grants Guidelines Posted

FY2011 deadlines & guidelines for three grant opportunities have been posted to the State Arts Council website!

  • AIR grants support projects that bring artist-educators into schools and classrooms to invigorate learning experiences, enhance arts curriculum, and encourage integrated arts approaches to learning.
  • AIE Leadership project grants support projects that provide new options for schools to meet the state's standards for learning, assessment, and local school improvement strategies for teaching the arts.
  • Cultural Conservation grants support the conservation of publicly owned documents and/or artwork, and the conservation of publicly owned cultural facilities that contribute to New Hampshire's arts and cultural heritage.

Upcoming Workshops

Register for FY2011 Arts in Education Grants Information Workshops!
Two free grants information workshops for FY2011 grant opportunities in Arts in Education will be offered in January. Workshops will cover Artists Residence in Schools (AIR) grants and Arts in Education (AIE) Leadership project grants.   

Workshop dates are:

  • Wednesday, January 20, 3 - 6 p.m.,
  • Friday, January 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Place: NHSCA Herb Waters Conference Room, 2 ½ Beacon St, Suite 225, Concord

Workshops are open to teachers, arts specialists, parents, and fine arts/curriculum coordinators. Pre-registration is required. Workshop space is limited and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more or to reserve a seat, contact Catherine O'Brian at or 271-0795. For information on the N.H. Roster of Teaching Artists visit .

Layers of Learning: School Connections for Your Teaching Artist Practice

Layers of Learning, a professional development workshop for teaching artists, will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to noon (snow date February 3), at the Kimball Jenkins Estate , 266 North Main St., Concord N.H. Teaching eco artist Cynthia Robinson will lead the workshop, which is presented by the New England Consortium of Artist Educator Professionals (NECAP), the N.H. State Council on the Arts. and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, in partnership with the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. The fee is $10. For information and to register, visit , e-mail , or call 603-323-7302.

Around the State

Nominations Sought for Business in the Arts Award
Nominations are now open for the 2010 Business in the Arts Awards, sponsored annually by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. These awards publicly recognize and honor businesses and a business leader that have had significant impact on the state's arts and cultural environment. The deadline for making a nomination is Friday, February 5, 2010.

Anyone may make a nomination. Arts organizations and artists are encouraged to nominate their favorite businesses. Businesses are encouraged to self-nominate. The winners will be announced at the Awards banquet on May 17, 2010.

To make a nomination, visit . For more information or assistance with downloading or submitting nominations, to contact the NHBCA at or 603-224-8300.

AANNH Names New Creative Economy and Cultural Tourism Director
The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire has a new creative economy and cultural tourism director. “Bringing creative businesses and people and those involved in the arts to the region is what drives me,” says Sasha Eisele, who will keep in touch with the North Country through her blog, Creative North.

Eisele will work with Arts Alliance members and a regional advisory committee to support and develop creative centers throughout the region, and to regularly survey creative enterprises around the North Country to track their economic progress. This winter the Alliance will undertake a comprehensive survey of artists to better understand their needs and interests.

A New York native, Eisele has a degree in art history and printmaking from Maine College of Art in Portland, and has pursued a career in marketing and development with small non-profits. She and her husband, Erik, moved to New Hampshire two years ago. Her position at the Arts Alliance has been preserved by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She can be reached at or (914) 643-3345.

At the State Arts Council

Cultural Resources Department Holds Food Drive
The New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources held its annual food drive to benefit the N.H. Food Bank this fall. The department – which in addition to the N.H. State Council on the Arts includes the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, the N.H. Film & Television Office, and the N.H. State Library – collected a total of 187 food and personal care items and $395 in cash. The department is pleased to be able to offer help to those in need. For a list of other community service projects run by cultural organizations around New Hampshire, visit .


Grant for Opera North and Assistant Conductor Christopher Allen
Opera North of Lebanon, N.H., has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation in support of Opera North Assistant Conductor Christopher Allen. Opera North will receive $7,500 and Allen will be awarded a career development grant of $2,500. Opera North is one of only three organizations to receive this award in the eighth and final year of the Bruno Walter Assistant Conductor Chair program. For more information, visit the Opera North web site at .


The Union Leader reports on the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s contribution to Manchester life

The Hippo Press looks back on the state’s visual arts scene in 2009

The Keene Sentinel reports on a performance artist turned away from Mount Monadnock for lack of a permit

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman on PBS Newshour

Last updated: August 8, 2014

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