New Hampshire State Council on the Arts - Youth Arts*
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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications to the Youth Arts Project Grants: For Creative Youth Development program.
Youth Arts Project Grants fund high-quality arts and cultural programs that encourage creativity, develop new arts skills and foster success for young people beyond the normal school day. Recognizing that opportunities to experience and engage in the arts, such as music, dance, theater, visual arts, crafts, photography and creative writing, may be limited in classrooms, this grant provides funding for artists to work directly with young people after regular school hours, in the summer or on weekends, in or outside of the school. The overall goal of this grant category is to afford all young people opportunities to engage in the arts so that they can develop creative problem solving skills, positive forms of personal expression, and become more engaged in their communities through the arts.
To foster deeper connections with community, applicants are encouraged to establish partnerships between schools, arts
organizations and community organizations that provide high quality arts learning and creative youth development
experiences for youth in underserved communities throughout the state. For the purposes of this grant category, an
underserved community is considered one in which individuals lack regular access to arts programs due to economic
conditions, cultural, ethnic or geographic isolation, or disabilities.
Applicants are encouraged to:
- Engage New Hampshire artists as teachers and mentors in arts learning and communityprojects
- Design the program with input from the youth who will benefit from theproject
- Learn about and incorporate, if possible, the National Core Arts Standards and/or NH Model Competencies
- Engage students in projects that encourage creativity and innovativelearning
- Utilize new media and technologies in arts projects
- Develop projects with arts integrated approaches to interdisciplinary studies that include other subjects, such as
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), history and social studies
Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis, at a minimum. School applicants who serve a student body at or above 40% free and reduced lunch are not required to provide financial match.
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