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2017 Governor's Arts Awards

Awards to New Hampshire Individuals, Organizations,
and Communities for Contributions to the Arts

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA)

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08/01/17 11:59 PM


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Awards to New Hampshire individuals, organizations, and communities for outstanding contributions to arts education, arts leadership, arts in health, encouraging creative communities, and preserving cultural heritage. Nominations can be made by an individual, group, organization, or business.

Nominations for the 2017 Awards may be made in the following categories:

Arts Education: Recognizes an individual, nonprofit organization, school district, or community that has made an outstanding contribution to arts education within the past three years. Contributions may include innovation and/or sustained contributions to arts education in the classroom, leadership in a school such as the implementation of a comprehensive arts curriculum, the securing of increased funding to arts education or other significant contribution to arts education.

Arts in Health: Recognizes an individual or New Hampshire nonprofit organization for providing increased access to the arts for people in health care settings and/or with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Access can include adapting the presentation of art-making, art exhibits, musical performances, and theatrical productions so that people with disabilities have opportunities to experience the arts and/or bringing enriching arts activities into hospitals, nursing homes, or rehabilitation centers to support an environment of healing.

Creative Communities: Recognizes a city, town, or village government or community-wide organization (e.g. Municipality, Chamber of Commerce, or Main Street program) or an individual that significantly fostered the arts through funding and/or program initiatives within the past three years. Examples include major municipal support to a cultural facility or public art program, establishment of a local arts commission or council, the creation of unique public/private partnerships to promote cultural tourism, and/or significant increases in local public support for the arts.

Distinguished Arts Leadership: Recognizes an individual who has played a sustained role in the advancement, direction, or management of a New Hampshire nonprofit arts organization. Examples include an Executive Director, Artistic Director, or Board President.

Folk Heritage: Recognizes a New Hampshire traditional folk artist who has made a significant contribution to his or her art form and the cultural community, reflecting a lifetime of achievement. Traditional art forms are those art forms, passed informally from generation to generation, that reflect the culture of a particular community defined by ethnic heritage, occupational, religious, geographic, or familial groups.

Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure: Recognizes a professional New Hampshire artist, in any discipline, who has made a significant contribution to his or her art form and to the arts community of New Hampshire, reflecting a lifetime of achievement.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181807

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals nominated must be residents of New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while residents of the state.

Organizations and cities/towns nominated must be physically located in New Hampshire.

The following are not eligible:
- Self-nominations
- Posthumous nominations
- Nominations of or by currently serving Council members and employees of the New Hampshire Department of
Cultural Resources

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Review and selection of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards will be made by a review panel appointed by the State Arts Council. Nominees will be notified of the results of the review in September 2017.

The 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony in late fall at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Ginnie Lupi, Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire