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From March 13, 2009
Sign up for free artist workshop, to be held Tuesday, March 17
Space is still available in the State Arts Council’s free Public Art workshop, which happens Tuesday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. The session will be held in the council’s conference room at 2 ½ Beacon Street, second floor, in Concord. In lieu of a registration fee, registrants are asked to contribute canned foods or pasta for the local food bank. Register as soon as possible by calling 271-2789. The arts council has three additional workshops scheduled for the spring; for info, visit http://www.nh.gov/nharts/newsandcalendar/artistworkshops.htm.
It’s Official: Walter Butts Named Poet Laureate
The Executive Council has ratified the appointment of Walter Butts to the post of New Hampshire poet laureate. Butts succeeds Patricia Fargnoli of Walpole. Read the full story here: http://www.nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/poetlaureate.html.
Change your address!
If your e-mail address has recently changed from verizon.net to myfairpoint.net, please let the Arts Council know so you will continue to receive e-mail news. On the same topic, the State Arts Council will soon be upgrading the way it distributes e-news, by switching to a data-base-driven system. Staffers are working hard to ensure as few glitches as possible, but it’s anticipated that a few people who subscribe to our electronic news bulletins will be inadvertently dropped. Please accept our apologies should you find yourself unintentionally dropped from the e-mailing list, and visit our subscription page, http://www.nh.gov/nharts/newsandcalendar/subscription.htm, to re-subscribe.
The NH Department of Cultural Resources’ Conservation License Plate
Grants Deadline is March 27!
These grants are awarded by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, & the New Hampshire State Library. Each division has specific requirements for its grant program; all focus on awarding grants to projects that involve restoration, preservation, and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage. Depending on the grant program applied to, requests may be for amounts up to $20,000 and may or may not require matching funds, including in-kind contributions. More information about each division’s specific grant program is available at www.nh.gov/nhculture/grants.htm.
The Conservation License Plate Program began in 1998 as a way to supplement existing state conservation and preservation programs with additional funding through voluntary public purchases of the plate, which features a bull moose along with New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die.” Funds raised are reserved for publicly owned resources whose conservation and preservation will benefit and be accessible to the public. For more information about the Conservation License Plate Program, including information about the grant programs, visit www.mooseplate.com.
August 13, 2009