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Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits, Agencies,
and IHEs for Community Arts Programs

Arts for Community Engagement (ACE) Grants

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA)

Deadline Date:

07/15/22 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and institutions of higher education for a broad range of arts programming that benefits local communities. Funding is intended to bring arts activities to the public, including underserved communities across the state.

Arts for Community Engagement (ACE) project grants support community enrichment and public benefit by providing access to high-quality arts performances, activities, and programs presented by community-based organizations, Main Street programs, and municipalities. This grant category supports a wide range of activities including performances, concerts, exhibits, workshops, community arts programming, and collaborative public art projects that engage the arts and artists for the benefit of New Hampshire residents and communities.

Projects funded in this category are required to:

  • Clearly articulate a plan that centers community engagement and public benefit.
  • Demonstrate artistic quality across all components of the project.
  • Ensure that activities are accessible and provide an opportunity for meaningful participation for people of all abilities, and for underserved and under-represented populations.
  • Foster deep connections and involvement from the community/ies, organizations, and artists in project conception, development, and execution.
  • Incorporate the direct participation of an artist as a core element of the project.
  • Compensate artists at a professional level.

Projects funded in this category are strongly encouraged to:

  • Foster cross-sector connections within the community by establishing partnerships and collaborations with artists, organizations, local businesses, government agencies, and others. Collaborations should deepen the content, reach, and impact of the project.
  • Include New Hampshire artists.

For a list of sample projects, see: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/pdf/GenProjGrantGuidelines.pdf#page=1

For information about funding criteria, see: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/pdf/GenProjGrantGuidelines.pdf#page=6

All projects must be able to be completed while following the New Hampshire health and safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179326

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests may be made for $1,000 - $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects occurring between November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS and not-for-profit incorporation in the State of New Hampshire; state, federal, county, municipal, or government agency; or unit of a post-secondary educational institution may apply if they meet the following conditions:
- Make their programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities;
- Have submitted all required reports on past State Arts Council grants; and
- Be in good standing with the N.H. Secretary of State’s Office and the N.H. Attorney General’s Office.
- Arts organizations: At least one year of arts programming prior to the deadline.

Organizations incorporated in Maine, Vermont, or Massachusetts may also be eligible if they meet all of the following conditions. Contact the grant coordinator with questions about eligibility.
- Physically headquartered within 50 miles of the New Hampshire border
- Can demonstrate that over 50% of the individuals who benefit from their work are N.H. residents
- Have a significant representation of N.H. residents on their Board

To allow for broad and equitable distribution of public funds, organizations may receive ONE grant in the following categories. An exception to this restriction may be made for organizations acting as a fiscal agent; please contact the coordinator for approval prior to applying.
- Arts for Community Engagement Grant (ACE)
- Folklife and Traditional Arts Project Grant
- Public Value Partnership
- Youth Arts Project Grant (YAP)

Please carefully consider your project and the grant category that best suits it. If you have any questions, contact the grant program coordinator.

For information on ineligible costs, see: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/pdf/GenProjGrantGuidelines.pdf#page=3

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: July 15, 2022 no later than 11:59 pm EST

The grant program coordinator will review and provide feedback on drafts of narrative questions and budgets if submitted by email at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. First-time applicants are especially encouraged to submit drafts.

Award notification may take up to 10 weeks after the application deadline.

All awardees will be required to submit a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) issued through https://sam.gov/content/home

Glossary: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/basics/glossary.htm

Additional information: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/basics/grantworkshops.htm

Grant Basics: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/basics/index.htm

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://nharts.submittable.com/submit/217597/fy2023-arts-for-community-engagement-ace

For questions about the grant program, please contact:
Lisa Burk-McCoy, Grant Coordinator
lisa.m.burk-mccoy@dncr.nh.gov
(603) 271-0794

For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate formats, please contact:
Cassandra Mason
Cassandra.a.mason@dncr.nh.gov
603-271-7926

For questions about the online application system at Submittable, please contact:
support@submittable.com
855-467-8264, ext 2

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Van McLeod Building
19 Pillsbury Street, 1st Floor
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
(603) 271-2789

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