Arts Council announces FY 2023 Arts in Health grant awardees
The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced that $70,600 has been awarded to New Hampshire organizations through its fiscal year 2023 Arts in Health grant program.
Arts in Health grants from the Arts Council help meet the needs of underserved populations, including the elderly, people with disabilities, people in recovery and people with behavioral health or other acute or chronic health diagnoses.
Projects addressing public health as well as health and healing are eligible and can take place in a wide variety of community spaces and health-based facilities, such as hospitals, social service agencies, rehabilitation and recovery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult day centers, senior centers, veterans’ homes, hospice and grief programs, and correctional facilities.
The Arts in Health grant program recognizes that arts and cultural activities facilitate the physical, cognitive and social-emotional aspects of individual healing; additionally, when applied to public health, these activities promote healthy environments in communities by fostering empathy, awareness, and social cohesion through shared narrative and aesthetic experiences.
Organizations receiving 2023 Arts in Health grants are:
- Concord Hospital, Inc.
- Community Church of Durham
- Exeter Regional Cooperative School District/SAU 16
- Hillsboro-Deering School District/SAU 34, Hillsborough
- AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon
- Manchester Community Music School
- Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
- Nashua Community Music School
- Victory Women of Vision, Manchester
- Bach With Verse, Nelson
- Articine, Newfields
- Concord Community Music School
- New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth
- Racial Unity Team, Stratham
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 nh.gov/nharts.