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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2016

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

Workshop to focus on writing Arts Education grant applications

Arts educators, classroom teachers, youth development professionals and others interested in applying for arts education grants offered by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts are encouraged to attend a grant writing workshop in Concord on Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Graduate Center.

Led by NHSCA Grant Coordinator Catherine O’Brian, the workshop will cover grant guidelines and criteria for the Council’s Artist Residency in Schools and Youth Arts Projects for Creative Youth Development grant programs, planning artist residency schedules, writing grant goals and outcomes, budgets, final reports and more.

The NHSCA’s Artist Residencies in Schools grants fund artist residencies that bring juried teaching artists into classrooms and public schools, supporting creative learning and skills development in the arts. Youth Arts Project Grants fund high-quality arts and cultural programs that encourage creativity, develop new arts skills and foster success for young people beyond the normal school day, in or outside of the school.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts maintains a juried roster of qualified artists with experience or training that makes them qualified to work in classroom, school and education settings. They come from diverse arts disciplines and cultures, and live in various regions of New Hampshire.

April 8 is the deadline to apply for Artist Residency in School grants; April 15 is the deadline to apply for Youth Arts Project grants. The NHSCA uses an online grant application. Printed applications will not be accepted.

Plymouth State’s graduate center is located at 2 Pillsbury St., 5th floor in Concord. There is no charge to attend the workshop, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Visit nh.gov/nharts to register.

For more information about the grant writing workshop, the Artist Residency in School grant program and the Youth Arts Project grant program, contact Catherine O’Brian, catherine.r.obrian@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271-0791 or visit nh.gov/nharts.

The Division of 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 welfare and educational experience of our citizens.” Funding comes from state appropriations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Conservation License Plate fund. Learn more at nh.gov/nharts.

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