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Artist Emergency Grants

Grants to New Hampshire Professional Artists
for Financial Assistance During COVID-19

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA)

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Deadline Date:

05/10/21 11:59 PM ET


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Grants of $500 to New Hampshire professional artists for financial assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to aid artists who have experienced income loss due to cancelled performances and opportunities during the pandemic. Applicants must have been New Hampshire residents for at least one full year and still be residents at the time grants are awarded.

This grant will assist artists in recouping financial losses due to canceled or modified work/events from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, including:

  • Performances in all performing arts disciplines
  • Readings, panels, and speaking opportunities
  • Classes, workshops or teaching artist residencies
  • Festivals, exhibitions or events
  • Non-refundable travel costs for attending conferences, meetings, events or festivals that have been canceled
  • Non-refundable travel costs for artist residencies
  • Non-refundable touring costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195501

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual professional New Hampshire artists, 18 years of age or over, who devote a majority of their time to practicing, performing and/or teaching an arts discipline, who can document lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must also have been New Hampshire residents for at least one full year and still be residents at the time grants are awarded.

Artists who did not receive a grant in Round 1 of this program will be prioritized for awards.

Who May Not Apply?

- Organizations or corporations
- Current undergraduate or graduate students
- Full-time Pre-K-12, college or university faculty are not eligible to apply. Adjunct and part-time faculty are eligible.

This program does not support:

- Creation of new work
- Equipment purchases
- Costs associated with producing a music recording (CD or DVD) or the publication of a book
- Costs for framing artwork
- Subscriptions and memberships
- Financial aid/tuition costs to pursue degree-granting opportunities
- Previously incurred debts or deficits not related to COVID-19
- Travel costs that exceed current state per diems (please use this tool to calculate travel per diems)
- The presentation (e.g., exhibit) of artwork in a non-public venue

Pre-proposal Conference:

Please join a webinar about this grant program, Thursday, April 15 at 10:00 AM. Click here to register:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET.

Due to limited funds, artists may receive only one Artist Emergency Grant in this round.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Coordinator: Ginnie Lupi
(603) 271-8418

For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate formats please contact Cassandra Mason at or 603-271-7926.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire

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