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arts education

Arts Education Program

Arts Education Coordinator: Julianne Gadoury, 603/271-0791

To ensure access to quality arts learning experiences for all NH students, Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 in music, visual arts, theater, dance, creative writing, and media. The program supports the development of arts literacy and twenty-first century skills that enhance students' innate creativity, ability to make critical evaluations, and provide tools for broad and effective communication.

Programs, Grants, & Resources

Support for high-quality arts and cultural programs that encourage creativity, develop new arts skills and foster success for young people beyond the normal school day. Matching funds for Artist residencies that bring juried teaching artists to public schools for creative learning and skills development in the arts. A roster of professional Teaching Artists in all disciplines who are experienced in their fields and make a strong personal commitment to working in an educational settings.
A collaborative advancing Arts Education in NH through spotlighting model projects, sharing professional development and resources, and connecting teaching artists and educators. An annual professional development opportunity for educators, artists, parents, and school leaders, exploring rigorous content in the arts and across content areas. A national poetry recitation program and curriculum that helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
Professional Development workshops that address the needs of educators, teaching artists, and community organizations. A statewide survey that documents Arts Education in NH schools. The State Council on the Arts works in partnership with a variety of organizations, teachers' associations and the other New England state arts agencies to help meet the needs of New Hampshire students, teachers and teaching artists in educational settings.


Nurture rigorous arts education in visual arts, music, media, dance, theater, and creative writing.

Objective 1

Invest in arts education opportunities for students pre K- 12 and evaluate according to quality, access, impact, and diversity.

Objective 2

Partner with the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) and other stakeholders to deliver services to the field and promote state education policies that are inclusive of the arts.

Objective 3

Provide statewide leadership in the advancement of Arts integration including STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math curriculum, initiatives, and grants.

Objective 4

Provide and support high quality professional development for arts educators, teaching artists, and community educational sites.


Last updated: September 18, 2018

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