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Arts Advocacy
The Arts Alliance works with our statewide partners to support the arts and arts education in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts
New Hampshire Arts Learning Network
Watch for news, alerts and updates here and on their sites.

NH State Council on the Arts Grants Update -- and Advocacy Opportunity: The NHSCA has postponed indefinitely the July 31, 2015 deadline for General Project Grants for Community Engagement as a response to the current state budget situation. (The budget passed by the Legislature included a cut to the Arts Council's State appropriation, which would result in a significant loss of matching Federal funds.) For up-to-date information, please check the NHSCA website.

We invite you to help make the case for the importance and impact of state funding for arts project programming by contacting your State Senators and Representatives and the media and by posting your arts stories on the NHSCA and NH Citizens for the Arts Facebook pages.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund offers a free ArtsVote New Hampshire Advocacy Training. This is a free event but pre-registration is required!

WHAT: ArtsVote New Hampshire Advocacy Training
WHEN: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:30AM
WHERE: Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
COST: FREE. Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served.

Click here to download Marek Bennett's 2-page printable advocacy poster.

What Does the Constitution Say?
Artist-educator Marek Bennett's response to the potential funding cuts is to remind us what is written in the state constitution. Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational and advocacy purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice and credit Marek Bennett, with a link to from any online use.

The Arts Alliance works with NH Citizens for the Arts to keep you informed about arts advocacy issues at the local, state and national level. If you would like to receive statewide arts advocacy alerts, please email NH Citizens for the Arts at and ask to be put on their e-list; the Arts Alliance also has an advocacy email list, with a particular concentration on arts in education and North Country issues. Email us at if you would like to receive our advocacy emails as well - or if you have advocacy news or questions.