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Our mission is to promote, support & sustain culture, heritage & the arts in Northern New Hampshire
AANNH is a regional resource, presenting partner programs in schools & communities; producing print and on-line cultural guides; and providing assistance and opportunities to artists, schools, organizations, and arts supporters throughout our region.

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The Arts Alliance is grateful for the operating support provided by grants from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, NHCF

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We invite experienced and emerging artists to apply for the 2018 White Mountain National Forest artist residency; this year’s residency will be part of the Centennial Celebration of the WMNF, established May 16, 1918. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2018. Learn more about the residency process and find application materials here.


Our next residency, March 5-16, offers the perfect way to combat cabin fever, as we welcome Troy Wunderle and his one-man Big Top Circus programs. These include community circus shows, hands-on workshops for large or small groups, and customized skill-building programs for your school, organization or business. Learn more here and download the residency flyer here.


We are thrilled to announce that our Experience/Arts partnership with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council has been awarded a second year of funding from Aroha Philanthropies and the Couch Family Foundation.That means we’ll be able to offer another series of eight arts classes for adults ages 55 and older – in Plymouth, Haverhill, Lebanon and Littleton, and perhaps in Lincoln and Canaan as well. If you are a potential participant, please contact us at to make sure you are put on the list to hear what classes have been scheduled. Read more about Experience/Arts here.



We've designed a great program list – including many exciting regional residencies – for our 2017-18. anniversary year. Check out the 2018 winter/spring artist residencies – from traditional and chamber music to circus arts, contemporary dance to children’s theater -- here, and contact us for details of these and other upcoming programs (including special offerings on slam poetry, Afghan culture, and African drumming). If you're interested in cultural programs, partnerships or outreach opportunities, we encourage you to email or call us to let us know, and we'll be glad to talk or meet with you.


Our Annual Reading/Writing Conference for educators, dedicated to the memory of Donald Graves, will take place Saturday, March 31 at Kennett High School, North Conway. Presented in partnership with the Conway School District, the 2018 conference features Kylene Beers, author of many highly respected books on literacy. Learn more here.