We're hiring an assistant director!
The Arts Alliance is looking for a dynamic Assistant Director, who will work with our staff, board, and partners throughout the region on programming, member services, marketing and development. Read the position description here - and please help us spread the word! Applications are invited through August 15; interviews may begin earlier.
Join us the week of August 22 for our final professional development opportunities of the summer. These high-quality, low-cost workshops for educators, focusing on Universal Design for Learning, are provided through our partnership with VSA NH under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. "Using Poetry to Reach ALL Students" with NH Poet Laureate Alice Fogel takes place Monday, August 22, in Conway, NH; a hands-on STEAM workshop on creating science-based inflatable sculptures with C.M. Judge and Deborah Stuart is set for Tuesday, August 23, in Concord and Wednesday, August 24, in Lancaster. We can also develop and customize workshops for individual schools and organizations. Click here for details, here for a program flyer. Graduate credits may be available through Plymouth State University.
We invite all those interested in art inspired by nature to join us for "Responding to the Landscape: Paintings and Prints," a talk by Jude Valentine, this year's WMNF Artist in Residence, on Thursday, August 18, at 7 pm at WMNF Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton. Jude will provide an overview of her landscape paintings and prints, talk about her life and views as an artist and share work from her portfolio of 2016 paintings and several new prints from her first visit to the Forest in June. All are welcome; there will be time to talk and ask questions after this informal presentation. Learn more about Jude here.
We're honored to continue as coordinating partner and fiscal agent for the NH State Council on the Arts' Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference. Registration will open in September. We are currently seeking conference workshop proposals; August 23 is the deadline for submission. Click here to learn more about the conference, here to submit a proposal.
Our annual Write Now! conference for educators is set for Saturday, April 8, 2017! The theme: AMPLIFY! Digital Teaching and Learning. The presenters: Heinemann authors Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. The location: Kennett High School, North Conway. Katie and Kristin will help amplify your literacy curriculum with guidance on explicitly teaching kids how to be effective digital readers and thinkers; giving students practice with closely reading images, infographics, and video; and emphasizing student ownership and creativity. Early-bird cost through September 30 is $35/registrant (breakfast & lunch included), $30 for teachers from AANNH member schools, $25 for AANNH individual members. Read more and register here.
The New Hampshire Commission to Study the Economic Impact of Arts and Culture wants to know how arts and culture have impacted your community! The Commission is interested in hearing your stories about the economic, educational and social impact of arts and culture in New Hampshire's villages, towns, counties and regions. Click here to learn more and to submit your story.
We invite you to check out our school program page for information on upcoming regional residencies and professional development opportunities for educators and artists. Take advantage of our great rates on both teacher workshops and in-school arts opportunities! For more information on how to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle and high school students from throughout northern New Hampshire are invited to participate in our Youth Arts programs! There are lots of workshops and events and plenty of volunteer opportunities being planned for fall. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Would you like to show "Mother Nature's Child," the award-winning documentary illustrating the importance and value of children's engagement with the outdoors, in your school or community? We're continuing our partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club, NH Children in Nature Coalition and the UNH Cooperative Extension to make the film available for public viewings and discussions. Contact us at email@example.com if you'd like to show the film or learn more about it.
The Weeks Act Legacy Trail is a new, self-guided driving tour of the White Mountains; you can check it out at www.weeksactlegacytrail.org. Helping travelers along the way are an audio tour and print tour as well as an online virtual tour and mobile tour customized for smart phones. You can also stop at a Forest Service visitor center to pick up a free trail brochure. Named after The Weeks Act, the watershed conservation legislation of 1911 that led to the creation of the National Forest System, the tour spans 100-miles and stops at 40 signature White Mountain destinations. Destinations are categorized by eight themes: Art and Literature, Conservation History, Ecology and Nature, History and Cultural Heritage, Kids and Families, Recreation, Scenery and Photographic Opportunities and Water. Each site is fun to visit on its own; together, they contribute to a meaningful understanding of the past, present and potential future of these protected lands The Arts Alliance is proud to be part of the team for this important project.
We're proud to be coordinating partner for the New Hampshire Arts Learning Network, a collaborative of individuals, organizations and groups with a common interest in arts education, working to support quality arts learning for all students in New Hampshire. Please join us on the network website to share information, resources and services; find out about arts education news and events; learn about federal and state policy and how local education agencies fulfill policy requirements; and access arts education advocacy tools and ideas. On the site you'll also find a toolkit to help you invite an elected official to your school or community arts site to witness first-hand the power of the arts in learning.
We've Gone "Social"!
Become an Arts Alliance Fan on Facebook
The Arts Alliance is now on Facebook. Find us at Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Check out our postings and join us as a fan. We'll be keeping you up to date on events happening around the region, and invite you to let us know what you're thinking about.
Northern New Hampshire History and Heritage: A Map & Guide
The Arts Alliance, in collaboration with partner organizations throughout our region, has produced a brochure that serves as a map and guide to historic sites throughout the North Country, from Plymouth to Pittsburg. It includes a brief history of our region, great vintage photographs, and a comprehensive listing of historical societies, museums, and heritage sites.
We are in the process of adding a new "History & Heritage" section to this site, with additional information and links to related websites. We invite you to visit it and comment on it now, by clicking here. Free copies of the History and Heritage Map & Guide are available. More...
ArtsNorth Cultural Event Bulletin
The North Country from Plymouth to Pittsburg is brimming with a wealth of arts, culture and heritage offerings and events not only during the summer, but throughout the year. In an effort to increase awareness of the programs, places, and performances that highlight our cultural lives, the Arts Alliance has designed an ArtsNorth calendar bulletin for you, your friends and your guests. To see our most recent Events EBulletin and to sign up to receive new ones, click here.
Check the ArtsNorth Calendar for upcoming arts and humanities events all around our region. You'll be amazed at the variety and quality of programs. And let us know about what's happening in your school and community so that we can help spread the word.
AANNH Events & Programs
Go to our AANNH Events & Programs page to learn about and find registration forms for current Alliance offerings and ongoing programs and partnerships. We'd also like to hear what cultural programs you'd like to see in your community, and to help you make them happen.
Email us if you'ld like to receive our Fall/Winter Roster of Programs for Schools & Communities. It will be available by email and in hard copy at the end of September.
Visit Our Online Arts Gallery!
Check out the AANNH Online Arts Gallery, providing a web presence and links for North Country artists, arts businesses, galleries, and cultural organizations of all kinds.
The gallery has been made possible through the generous support of the Northern NH Foundation and the NH State Council on the Arts and the invaluable partnership of TechLink NH.
Click here to enter and view our Gallery. Be sure to click on the artwork for a better view- And visit often as the gallery grows, to learn about our region's talented artists, dedicated organizations, and exciting arts businesses.
Join us in our online Gallery: If you are an artist in music, theater, literary arts, visual and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, or crafts--this is a great, low-cost way to show and share your work to potential presenters, purchasers, patrons, or publishers. If you run an arts business or organization, here's a chance to reach artists and arts lovers in our region and beyond, and to show your support for, and involvement in, northern New Hampshire's cultural future.
To download a gallery information sheet in MS Word format, click here. Download the individual artist gallery registration form here and the organizations & businesses gallery registration form here.
North Country Cultural Plan
The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and its partners have been working to develop a regional cultural plan for the North Country, with the goal of offering strategic and realistic recommendations for action that can be taken at the regional, sub-regional, local and agency levels to enrich cultural life, improve access to programming, and increase educational and participatory opportunities in the arts and culture throughout northern New Hampshire.
The process is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NH State Council on the Arts and by generous donations from Public Service of NH and the Citizens Bank Foundation
Download the plan.PDF. Your suggestions, and ideas are most welcome please call us at 323-7302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org-- with questions and comments.