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 virginia.lupi@dncr.nh.gov or 603-271-8418.

Each year artists interested in schools and communities may apply to be included in the New Hampshire Arts Education (AE) Roster of Teaching Artists. Applications are reviewed by a panel for artistic quality and the ability of the artist to share their artistic process with others in educational settings. The Roster is published online on the Arts Council's website at www.NH.gov/NHArts.

The guidelines and recommendation form for this program can be found here.

The deadline for this application is rolling.

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 Artist Entrepreneurial grants only.

FY2020 final reports are due no later than 11:59 PM December 31, 2020.

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 you ineligible to apply for any type of State Arts Council grant for two years from the due date of report.

This final report form should be used for Artist Emergency Grants only. If you did not receive an Artist Emergency Grant from us, please DO NOT fill out this form.

Final reports are due as soon as possible but no later than 11:59 PM June 30, 2021.

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 you ineligible to apply for any type of State Arts Council grant for two years from the due date of report.

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

FY2020 final reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2020. 

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.

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

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. FY2020 final reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2020.

Please note that FY2020 Arts Conservation (Moose Plate) Grant Final Reports are due no later than 11:59 pm July 31, 2020.

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.

FY2020/2021 Final Reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2021

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.

FY2020/2021 Final Reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2021
 

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.
 

This Interim Report form should be used by all Public Value Partnership grantees.

FY2020 Interim Reports are due no later than 11:59 pm October 31, 2020.

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.

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts