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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2015

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

NEA Chairman Chu to visit NH May 5

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu will make her first trip to New Hampshire on May 5, visiting sites in Manchester and Concord.

A forum at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester will include remarks by Chairman Chu, along with a question and answer session and a museum tour. She will then travel to Concord to tour the Capitol Center for the Arts; the day will conclude with a concert at the Concord Community Music School.

Chairman Chu is traveling around the country to see firsthand the ways that the arts and the NEA's support of them produce valuable contributions to communities, the economy and people’s daily lives.

The NEA is a major partner of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Both the NEA and Arts Council are celebrating their 50th anniversaries in 2015.

For photos and commentary on Chairman Chu’s New Hampshire visit, follow her on Twitter, @NEAJaneChu.

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit arts.gov.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a publicly funded agency within the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. It began in 1965 with legislation 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, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Conservation License Plate fund. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at nh.gov/nharts.

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