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From July 30, 2010

At the State Arts Council

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Showcase at the League of N.H. Craftsmen Fair - August 8

Three recipients of FY2010 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants will be demonstrating on Sunday, August 8, at the annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair. Artists are Sherry Gould and Denise Pouliot, Western Abenaki ash and sweetgrass basket makers, and Candy Shirey, bonsai artist. Look for them in Tent T from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on how traditional artists can seek support for preserving their traditions through Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants, click here .

The League Fair, the oldest running crafts fair in the country, runs August 7 through 15 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. For information, click here .

Reminder: Artist Entrepreneurial Grant Deadline - August 6, 2010
Don’t miss the postmark deadline for this upcoming opportunity of interest to individual artists!

  • August 6, 2010: Artist Entrepreneurial Grants – Small grants to support business development opportunities for artists.

  • For an FY2011 grants deadline chart and links to the grant guidelines that are now available, click here .

Reminder: On-site Info Meetings and Building Tours for Percent for Art Projects

On-site informational meetings and building tours for two upcoming Percent for Art projects are scheduled for the first week in August. Artists who are considering submitting proposals are encouraged to attend. Please bring your own cameras and measuring tape. For those who can’t attend the meetings, State Arts Council staff will take photos of the buildings and post them on a Flickr site. Watch the home page for a link.

  • On-site meeting for N.H. Technical College’s Grappone Hall project:  Monday, August 2, 1 to 3:30 p.m. More info: click here .

  • On-site meeting for the Merrimack Court project: Wednesday, August 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m. More info: click here .

NOTE: Funds for Percent for Art projects are generated through authorizing legislation RSA 19-A:9 , I, II, and are approved by the N.H. State Legislature through the Capitol Budget, and by the Governor and Executive Council.

Staff Change

Programs Information Officer Jane Eklund will be stepping down from her post on August 6. Eklund, who joined the State Arts Council two years ago, looks forward to focusing on her own writing. We wish Jane well in her new endeavors and thank her for her service to the Arts Council. People who have questions about a particular grant should contact the staff member listed at the top of the Guidelines page for that grant on the NHSCA website. For other questions, please refer to the staff listing here and contact the appropriate person, or call the general office number, 603-271-2789.

Around the State

Video of Michael Kaiser Visit to N.H. Now Online

For those who missed the June 24 symposium at the Capitol Center for the Arts with Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, or who would like to review the discussion, a video of the event has been posted online. You can find it here .




Last updated: February 11, 2014

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