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Our mission is to promote, support & sustain culture, heritage & the arts in Northern New Hampshire
AANNH is a regional resource, presenting partner programs in schools & communities; producing print and on-line cultural guides; and providing assistance and opportunities to artists, schools, organizations, and arts supporters throughout our region. To learn more about the Arts Alliance, click here.

NH Arts Learning Network Arts in Inclusive Learning White Mountain National Forest
Artist-in-Residence Program

The Arts Alliance is grateful for the operating support provided by grants from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, NHCF

the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire


School Programs

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Here at our website you can:

Find information about upcoming cultural events throughout the region.

Read about the artists and performers who can bring our programs to your school or community

Browse our listing of Arts Alliance member organizations, businesses and artists

Connect to the arts through our many volunteer opportunities

Learn about the heritage sites you can visit in Northern New Hampshire

Sign up to receive email bulletins on specific topics (and check our e-bulletin deadlines for submitting event listings)

Become a member and support the efforts of the Arts Alliance. Now you can join or renew online




Our second round of classes concludes with a series of special culminating events. Interested community members are invited to come celebrate with members of our final three 2017 arts classes for older adults: the “Body in Motion” Creative Movement celebration is Wednesday, November 29 in North Haverhill; the “Photographing Nature” exhibits and program are Wednesday, December 6 as part of Plymouth's Walkabout Wednesday; and “Celebrate in Song” concludes Thursday, December 7 in Lebanon. Please join us! And read more about the Experience/Arts program here.



We've designed a great program list – including exciting regional residencies – for our 2017-18 anniversary year. If you're interested in cultural programs, partnerships and outreach opportunities, we encourage you to email or call us to let us know, and we'll be glad to talk or meet with you. Check out the year’s artist residencies here, and contact us for details of our upcoming programs, including traditional and chamber music, circus arts, dance, children’s theater, African drumming, slam poetry, sci fi and more.



We’re pleased to be working once again in support of Plymouth State’s 23rd Annual Integrated Arts Conference Friday, January 26. All elementary and secondary classroom teachers, administrators, arts educators and artists are invited to participate in this hands-on conference, focusing on arts integration, inclusion and diversity. (Bonus: this year’s ETC musical, HAIRSPRAY!) You can register online or by phone. Learn more here.


Our Annual Reading/Writing Conference for educators, dedicated to the memory of Donald Graves, will take place Saturday, March 31 at Kennett High School, North Conway. Presented in partnership with the Conway School District, the 2018 conference features Kylene Beers, a author of many highly respected books on literacy. Register by September 15 and save! Learn more here.


Our 2017 WMNF Artist in Residence Steve Wilkes, a professor in the percussion department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, spent three weeks with us this summer. Steve started his Hear the Forest project, a process of creating an aural map of the Forest through field work that will include recordings of wildlife and insects, waterfalls and rivers, as well as human activity. The recordings are being mapped and made accessible online at Let Steve know about your favorite forest sounds!