Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 Festivals, Fairs & Celebrations in New Hampshire!



Colombian Dancers at the 2016 Concord Multicultural Festival. Photo by Anura Guruge. 
It's that time again in New Hampshire-summer time (next week officially anyway)! Good weather (hopefully!) coupled with great food, music, culture, arts and community- there are lots of celebrations, fairs and festivals to be excited about this summer! Below are some festivals, fairs and other celebrations in and around New Hampshire to enjoy! Make sure to check out area Old Home Days, music and food festivals  and agricultural fairs as well!

June 23-25
Biddeford, ME
June 24
Concord, NH
June 29-July 4,
July 6-9
Washington, D.C.
Circus Arts, On the Move, 50 Year / 50 Objects & 50th Anniversary
July 8-9

Warner, NH
July 9
Laconia, NH
July 15
Exeter, NH
July 28-30
Lowell, MA
August 5-13
Newbury, NH
August 18-20
Manchester, NH
August 18-20
Lincoln, NH
August 19
Manchester, NH
We Are One-African, Caribbean and Latino Festival
August 26-27
Manchester, NH
September 2-3
Dover, NH
September 8-10
Greensboro, NC
September 9
Laconia, NH
September 15-17
Lincoln, NH
September 23
Hillsborough, NH
Schnitzel Fest New Hampshire
September 23-24
Portsmouth, NH

Friday, January 27, 2017

NHSCA FY18 Grant Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants assist communities to preserve their cultural heritage through traditional crafts, dance and music by funding a master traditional artist to teach an experienced apprentice in one-to-one sessions.
Deadline: July 7, 2017

Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing
 a juried listing of traditional artists, community scholars and folklorists who are available for presentations, demonstrations, lectures, performances and workshops on aspects of heritage and traditional arts of New Hampshire.
Deadline: Rolling

Youth Arts Project Grants fund high-quality arts and cultural programs that encourage creativity, develop new skills and foster success for young people beyond the normal school day.
Deadline: April 14, 2017



Upcoming NH State Council on the Arts Events


Grant Writing Workshop for Arts Education AIR and YAP Grants
Friday, February 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – pre-registration required

  NHSCA Open House – Thursday, February 9, 10am-3pm
Meet our new Heritage and Traditional Arts Coordinator and catch up with the rest of the staff. Share your projects and learn about our programs.
Click here for directions

Stay Connected with NH State Council on the Arts

NH State Council on the Arts:  Facebook  /  Twitter  
NH Heritage & Traditional Arts: Website / Blog / Twitter / Artist Roster


Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Beginnings


 I have been settling in now for a few weeks and wanted to introduce myself as the new Heritage & Traditional Arts Coordinator for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The transition to New Hampshire (I am originally from Pennsylvania) has been incredible so far and I am looking forward to exploring all that New Hampshire has to offer!
 I am very excited to continue the State Arts Council's Heritage & Traditional Arts program and be able to preserve and promote your traditional art forms within your communities. I look forward to working with each and every one of you in supporting the traditional arts community and preserving New Hampshire’s living cultural heritage! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding our grants and roster opportunities or if you would like to just touch base with me. 

Best Wishes,
Kayla Schweitzer