FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2019
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Statement from DNCR Commissioner Stewart regarding Gov. Sununu’s proposed increase to NH State Arts Council budget
Per the Governor’s Executive Budget Summary distributed today, the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ General Fund Arts Development Grants Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020 is $505,000 which is $282,000 more than in 2019.
The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a division of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
“The arts touch all of our lives in New Hampshire every day and are a vital part of our state’s economy and our quality of life,” said Sarah L. Stewart, commissioner of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “New Hampshire offers world-class arts experiences in all forms, but the larger effects are seen in the ways the arts have positive impacts on our economy, education and workforce development, health and wellbeing, and through the traditional arts that surround us. The arts create new pathways for the state to achieve its highest goals and overcome its greatest challenges.
“The State Arts Council is one of five divisions at the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that enrich New Hampshire’s quality of life and make us the envy of other states.
“We at the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources applaud the Governor for the support he has shown for the arts through his budget proposal.”
The N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is made up of five divisions dedicated to protecting, preserving, promoting and managing the State’s natural and cultural resources. Together, they support New Hampshire’s high quality of life and strengthening the experiences of our residents and guests. Learn more at dncr.nh.gov.