Grants and opportunities from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts are a public investment in the cultural life of our state. Each competitive grant and opportunity category is designed to meet an important purpose and need, and aligns with our current Strategic Plan.

Before applying for a grant or opportunity, it is very important to learn about the requirements and obligations of a grantee and read over the guidelines carefully. Click here for a list of Grant Basics, where you'll find information on how the grant application process works, grantee responsibilities, a glossary of grant terms, frequently asked questions, information on grants workshops, some grant writing tips, as well as information on setting up a nonprofit organization.

Arts grants and opportunities impact our communities in many ways, helping to promote a lively economy and enhance the quality of life in communities. To learn about previously funded arts grants and the impact they have in New Hampshire, please click here.

Please click here for a complete listing of current grant and opportunity categories and links to guidelines.

Questions about the online application system should be directed to Ginnie Lupi at ginnie.lupi@dcr.nh.gov or 603-271-8418.

Ends on April 27, 2018
The NH Youth Poet Laureate (NHYPL) is an honorary one-year position held by a NH high school student who has shown a dedication to and excellence in writing, and who demonstrates the enthusiasm to share it with the public. The NHYPL serves as an ambassador who will heighten the visibility and value of poetry by and for young people in New Hampshire.

The program is coordinated by the Poetry Society of NH, NH State Council on the Arts, and the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, in collaboration with the NH Poet Laureate.

The NH Youth Poet Laureate is an honorary, unpaid position. Each Youth Poet Laureate can serve a maximum of one term which will run from September 1 to August 31 each school year. The NHYPL will have an opportunity to release a chapbook of poems during his or her tenure.

To be eligible the student must be:
  • A resident of the state of NH
  • In 9th-12th grade as of September of the year the position begins. The student may graduate before the appointment ends on August 31.
Requirements of NHYPL
  •  Participate in at least four events, readings, or school visits of their choosing during the year of their appointment. Events should focus on supporting and increasing opportunities for young people to read and write poetry.
Key Dates:
January 1, 2018: Call for Nominations
April 27, 2018 deadline to submit nomination
June, 2018: NHYPL selection is announced

Questions or More Information Contact:
info@poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org


This final report form should be used for Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants only.

FY2017 final reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2017. Extended to November 3, 2017.

Extensions may be requested for up to 90 days. Requests must be submitted in writing to the appropriate grant program coordinator before the deadline for filing has passed. Failure to submit this report by the original or extended due date will make your organization ineligible to apply for any type of State Arts Council grant for two years from the due date of report.

The Arts in Health Artist Directory is a resource for health providers looking for artists who are experienced and skilled in working in a variety of health facilities. Performing, literary, media and visual artists are eligible to apply.

To be considered for the Arts in Health (AIH) Directory, artists must:

  • Have the skills and experience needed to plan and present effective and relevant arts programs in and for health facilities.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with health care professionals and people of all ages, including those who are undergoing medical care.
Guidelines for this program can be found here.

Deadline is rolling.

The Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing is a directory of traditional artists, community scholars, and folklorists who are available for performances, demonstrations, workshops, and other community-based presentations in New Hampshire. The Traditional Arts and Folklife Listing is a resource for arts organizations, museums, community groups, schools, and other groups that want to include traditional arts and artists in their programs and for artists who wish to present their traditions in community settings. The Listing provides information about the artist, their traditional art form, and types of presentations offered. 

Full application guidelines can be found here.

Applications for this Listing are reviewed on a rolling basis.

This final report form should be used for all State Arts Council grants except Public Value Partnerships and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships.

Final reports are due no later than 30 days after the end of the State Fiscal Year (June 30) in which the grant was awarded. FY2017 final reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2017. Extended to November 3, 2017.

Extensions may be requested for up to 90 days. Requests must be submitted in writing to the appropriate grant program coordinator before the deadline for filing has passed. Failure to submit this report by the original or extended due date will make your organization ineligible to apply for any type of State Arts Council grant for two years from the due date of report.