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Arts Council offers workshop for Arts Education grant applicants

Educators interested in applying for N.H. State Council on the Arts’ arts education grants are invited to attend a grant writing workshop at the Plymouth State University Graduate Center in Concord on Feb. 10, 2017 from 9 a.m.–noon.

Two specific grant programs will be the focus of the workshop: Artist Residencies in Schools (AIR) grants, which fund artist residencies that bring juried teaching artists into classrooms and public schools to support creative learning and skills development in the arts; and Youth Arts Projects for Creative Youth Development grants, which 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. Each has an April deadline to apply for programs taking place during the 2017-2018 academic year.

At the workshop, NHSCA staff will present an overview of the State Arts Council's programs and the latest information on grants, including changes to the State Arts Council's grant guidelines. Roles of partners, thematic curriculum connections, working with and supporting academic disciplines, choice of artists, writing goals and outcomes, evaluation for improvement, and planning residency schedules will also be addressed.

Both new and former NHSCA grant applicants are invited to participate. There no cost to attend the workshop, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Part of the N.H. Department of Cultural Resources, the Division of the Arts – also known as the N.H. State Council on the Arts – is a publicly funded agency. 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




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