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From May 28, 2010

At the Department of Cultural Resources

Kennedy Center to Present Arts Management Symposium in Concord
Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will visit Concord, N.H., on June 24 as part of Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative, an arts management symposium. Kaiser will address the challenges facing nonprofit performing arts organizations in such areas as fundraising, building more effective boards of trustees, budgeting, and marketing.

The symposium takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, which is serving as host for the event along with Arts Presenters of Northern New England (APNNE) and the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, which houses the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Tickets are free and can be reserved online at or by calling the Capitol Center box office at (603) 225-1111. APNNE will host a continental breakfast reception beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ticket holders. For more details about the Concord event, visit For information on Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative, visit

N.H. Film and Television Office Hosting Meet-Up
The next New Hampshire Film & Television Office Meet-Up is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Library in Concord. The New Hampshire Film & Television Office Meet-Up provides members of the state’s media production industry with an opportunity to network with one another, with everyone having the chance to take a few minutes to introduce themselves and share information on their recent or upcoming endeavors, followed by an informal networking session. The conversation at the Meet-Up is geared toward the working film industry and is free and open to the public. RSVP to Matthew Newton at or 603-271-2220 if you plan to attend.

At the National Endowment for the Arts

N.H. Museums Participating in Blue Star Museums Program
This summer several New Hampshire museums are participating in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the military family support network Blue Star Families. Blue Star Museums offers free admission to active duty military-including active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard-and their immediate family members. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 31, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010. Participating New Hampshire museums include:
*          American Independence Museum, Exeter
*          Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
*          The Frost Place, Franconia
*          New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
*          Poore Farm Homestead, Stewartstown
*          Remick Country Doctor Museum, Tamworth
*          Seacoast Science Center, Rye
*          Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth
Other museums may join the program throughout the summer. The State Arts Council will maintain an updated list of participating museums; visit for the latest information.  

Around New Hampshire

Business in the Arts Winners Named at 26th Gala 
NextEra Energy, RiverStone Resources, Persian Rug Galleries, and Monadnock Living were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 17 in Manchester. More than 350 guests attended the 26th annual celebration. The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through sponsorships, staff involvement, project assistance, and donated services to the arts in their communities and statewide. The Leadership Award was presented to Steve Duprey of Concord to honor his long time support of and vision for incorporating the arts into New Hampshire’s communities. For details, visit

Spotlight on Grantee Events

Work on Exhibit in Montreal by 2010 Artist Fellow Denise Dumas
WAVES/VAGUES, a sculpture, video and sound installation by Artist Fellow Denise Dumas of Wilton, is being presented in Montreal at Centre d'exposition CIRCA through June 19, 2010. For information, visit

Congratulations to

Paul Wainwright
Paul Wainwright’s book of photographs, A Space for Faith: The Colonial
Meetinghouses of New England, has just been published. For information, visit Wainwright, who lives in Atkinson, N.H., received an FY 2010 Artist Entrepreneurial Grant of $750 for marketing materials for a traveling exhibition to accompany the book publication.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
The annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair has been recognized as a 2010 Editors’ Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. For info on the fair, visit


Artists mingle at art parties in Manchester



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