New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) - New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR)
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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations and government agencies for the conservation of publicly owned arts, cultural, and historic resources. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to preserve cultural facilities that serve as sites for arts programming, projects that improve public access to historically significant artwork, and projects that make historic cultural facilities and the arts programming that takes place in them, more accessible to the public.
-Projects that conserve publicly owned artworks that contribute to New Hampshire's cultural heritage. Artwork can be located inside and outside the facility and include historic paintings, photographs, theater curtains, and sculpture.
-Projects that maintain or conserve artistic elements of publicly owned cultural facilities including historic murals, stenciling, stained glass windows, light fixtures, weather vanes, ornamental plasterwork, wood paneling, moldings and trim work, ornamental hardware (e.g. hand wrought iron hinges, latches, etc.), or specialized flooring (e.g. tile mosaics, inlay or parquet hardwood, etc.). Conservation or replacement of historic elements should be accomplished by professional conservators and/or traditional craftsmen/artisans who have proven expertise in this work.
-Projects that improve public access to historically significant artwork or arts documents, while protecting and preserving the originals.
-Projects that make historic cultural facilities and the arts programming that takes place in them more accessible to the public, including people with disabilities (e.g. ramps, lighting, elevators, etc.).
-Conservation cleaning and treatment for a Civil War memorial in a national historic site located in New Hampshire.
-Conservation and exhibition of 19th century White Mountain School oil paintings and pencil sketches owned by a town library.
-Purchase of archival materials to store a collection of historic recordings of a contra dance caller from the 1940s donated to a state college or university archives.
-Preservation of original hand-painted stage curtains or scenery designed in the early 20th century for local opera houses or town halls.
The following criteria are used by reviewers to rank applications for this grant category:
- Artistic and Historical Significance of Conservation Project
- Public Benefit and Access
- Quality of Project.
For more information about review criteria, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 179334
Requests may be made for $2,000 - $20,000.
Projects occurring between July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email the LOI to:
Kayla Schweitzer, Heritage and Traditional Arts Coordinator
Or mail to:
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street, 1st Floor
Concord, NH 03301
General Phone: (603) 271-2789
Fax: (603) 271-3584
For questions about the online application system at Submittable, please contact:
Submittable Technical Support
855-467-8264, ext 2
USA: New Hampshire