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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2018

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

Julianne Gadoury, N.H. State Council on the Arts

NH youth artists, educators, elected officials join to celebrate Youth Arts Month

New Hampshire will be celebrating Youth Arts Month throughout March with a series of events, exhibits and performances statewide.

A national initiative, Youth Arts Month brings attention to young people who both enjoy and excel at art in its many forms by highlighting what they can accomplish through high-quality arts instruction.

Events taking place during Youth Arts Month in New Hampshire include:

  • Youth Arts Exhibit and N.H. High School Short Film Festival screening, N.H. State Library, March 1-31; public reception March 4, 1-4 p.m.
  • Arts Education in New Hampshire Exhibit, tunnel walkway between State House and Legislative Office Building, March 1-31
  • N.H. Educational Theatre Guild’s Regional Festival of one-act plays performed by high school students, four locations around the state; first event in Concord, March 10
  • The National Anthem performed by Hillsboro-Deering High School’s Red, White and A cappella at Governor & Council meeting, March 7, 10 a.m.
  • 2018 Poetry Out Loud State Championship, N.H. State House, March 9, 6 p.m.
  • “Star Spangled Banner” performed for the N.H. House of Representatives by youth members of Concord Community School’s Songweavers, March 22, 10 a.m.
  • Dance education press conference and performance by Goffstown High School dance class students, N.H. Legislative Office Building, March 22, 11:45 a.m.

New Hampshire arts education organizations coordinating Youth Arts Month include the N.H. Art Educators’ Association, Music Educators’ Association, the N.H. Dance Alliance, the N.H. Theatre Education Guild, the N.H. Council of Teachers of English, N.H. Media Educators and the N.H. Arts Learning Network, which includes the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, the N.H. Department of Education and the N.H. State Council on the Arts.

For more information about Youth Arts Month in New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Arts Learning Network website,, check your local listings or contact arts educators in your community.

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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