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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2015

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Grant round to bring arts to health care facilities now open;
Qualified artists may also apply for Arts in Health Directory

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is now accepting Arts in Health Project Grant applications through May 22. Not-for-profit health care facilities, rehabilitation centers and centers serving needs of the elderly are encouraged to apply. At the same time, qualified artists interested in working at health care facilities through the State Arts Council’s programs are invited to apply to join the N.H. Arts in Health Artist Directory.

Grant requests may be made for $500–$4,500; projects must take place between July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016. At a minimum, grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis. In-kind contributions may comprise up to 50 percent of the required match.

The Arts in Health Artist Directory includes performing, literary, media and visual artists who are skilled in working in a range of health care facilities.

New this year, both grant and artist roster applications may be submitted online.

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is committed to meeting the needs of underserved populations, including the elderly, people with disabilities and people with health challenges. The Arts in Health grant program and the Arts in Health Artist Directory support this commitment.

Information about both the grant program and the artist directory are available at nh.gov/nharts. For further assistance, contact Catherine O’Brian, Arts in Health Grants & Programs coordinator, at Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271-0795.

The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a publicly funded agency within New Hampshire's Department of Cultural Resources. It began in 1965 with the passage of a law designed “to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the education and welfare of our citizens.” Funding comes from state appropriations and from the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about the N.H. State Council on the Arts at www.nh.gov/nharts.

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