For Immediate Release
Posted: October 25, 2022


Shelly Angers, NH Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136 |

Arts Council announces 2023 Arts for Community Engagement grant awardees

The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced that $89,705 has been awarded to cultural organizations serving New Hampshire through its Arts for Community Engagement grant program.
ACE project grants support community enrichment and public benefit by providing access to high quality arts performances, activities and programs that are presented by community-based organizations, Main Street programs and municipalities.

Eligible projects include performances, exhibits, community murals and art-making that engage and benefit New Hampshire residents and communities through the arts, especially people who are underserved or under-represented; encourage cross-sector community partnerships; stimulate local economies through cultural tourism and the arts; and enhance the vibrancy of New Hampshire communities and quality of life for New Hampshire citizens.

Funding requests may be made for $1,000 to $6,000; no matching funds were required for fiscal year 2023 grants.

Organizations receiving 2023 Arts for Community Engagement grants are:

-    Jewish Federation of New Hampshire; Bedford
-    Intown Concord, Inc.
-    N.H. Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.; Concord
-    Creative Guts; Epping
-    Farmington Recreation Department
-    Franconia Art Walk Association
-    Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
-    The Alchemists’ Workshop; Henniker
-    Raylynmor Opera; Keene
-    Ice Dance International; Kittery, Maine
-    Town of Littleton
-    Londonderry Arts Council
-    City Arts Nashua
-    Nashua International Sculpture Symposium
-    Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region; New London
-    Electric Earth Concerts; Peterborough
-    Monadnock Art X Tech; Peterborough
-    Monadnock Music; Peterborough
-    Arts Council of Tamworth
-    Connecticut River Artisan Group; West Stewartstown

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a division of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, enhances the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations and preserving heritage arts. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at