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NH Art News & Calendar Information  

Friday News Flash

For June 11, 2010

Coming Soon! State Arts Council Surveys – June 14 to July 2

The State Arts Council will be revising our strategic plan this summer, mapping out a direction for the next three years. Our plan will address the current needs of the community and align with the resources of the agency. The voices of the arts community will help guide us. From Monday, June 14 to Friday, July 2, we will invite everyone to respond to two surveys: one geared to the interests and needs of organizations and the other to individual artists. It will only take 10 minutes and your time will be a solid investment in helping to shape our public policy. Please visit our website beginning Monday, June 14 and give us your thoughts. The staff and councilors of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts thank you!

Reminder: Kennedy Center to present arts management symposium in Concord

Join us in Concord on June 24 when Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will present an arts management symposium as part of “Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative.” Kaiser will address the challenges facing not-for-profit performing arts organizations in areas such as fundraising, building more effective boards of trustees, budgeting, and marketing.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA). Sponsors of the event include the CCA, Arts Presenters of Northern New England (APNNE), and the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources/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.

Reminder: Emergency Artist Fees Grant Deadline: June 25

The FY2011 Emergency Artists Fees grant deadline is June 25, 2010. As part of the N.H. Recovery Effort funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA), the funds are for the exclusive purpose of preserving work in the arts that is in jeopardy due to the economic downturn.

The goal of this grant category is to assist your organization in honoring contracts with previously engaged artists for specific and well-established programs (e.g. summer reading programs that involve Roster artists, multi-year artist residencies in schools, concert or touring presentations, etc.).

There is no match and the requests may be made for either $1,500 or $2,000. There will be 2 awards at $1,500 and 5 awards a $2,000.

The applicant pool is limited to not-for-profit arts organizations that are receiving an FY2010 Operating Grant ORnot-for-profit organizations, state, federal, county or municipal governments, or units within post-secondary educational institutions that have received a grant in any of the followings categories in the past 4 years (FY2007-FY2010): Traditional Arts Project grant, Community Arts Project grant, Organizational Support Project grant, or Cultural Facilities grant

Seeking Workshop Proposals for the State Arts Council’s Fall 2010 Arts in Education Conference - "Field of Vision"

Artists, arts educators (music, theatre, dance, poetry/writing, film, visual arts) and New Hampshire Arts in Education Roster Artists who are interested in presenting at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ Fall Arts in Education Conference, Field of Vision, are encouraged to submit proposals for workshops. We will be selecting 7-10 workshop presenters; workshops will be 2 or 4 hours long.

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

The RFP is posted on the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire website: For additional information about the Field of Vision conference or the RFP itself, contact Frumie Selchen at the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, 323-7302, or Catherine O'Brian, NHSCA Arts Education Coordinator, 271-0795,



Last updated: October 25, 2016

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