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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

NH State Arts Council to hold grantwriting workshops

The N.H. State Council on the Arts will be holding regional one-hour workshops focused on teaching applicants how to complete competitive applications for several of the Council’s grant programs.

The workshops will address who is eligible to apply, what types of projects are funded, how to use the online grant system, steps in the application process and how applications are evaluated.

Fiscal year 2019 grant categories include: arts in health projects, artist residencies in schools for arts learning, general project grants for community engagement, traditional arts apprenticeships, and youth arts projects for creative youth development.

Workshops are scheduled at the following place and times:

  • Rochester Performance and Arts Center; Tuesday, February 20, 1-2 p.m.
  • The Currier Museum (Manchester); Thursday, February 22, 1-2 p.m.
  • North Conway Music Center; Tuesday, February 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • The Library Arts Center (Newport); Thursday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend the workshops. Space is limited and online registration is required in advance.

For more information about the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ grant programs and to register for the workshops, visit

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a division of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and 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 for programs is provided through state appropriations, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Conservation License Plate fund. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at




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