Art grant, scholarship news for NH artists!

Nashua Area Artists’ Association
2020 Scholarships


Nashua Area Artists’ Association is offering two scholarships:  the NAAA scholarship in the amount of $1,000; and the John and Marilyn Sienkiewicz scholarship in the amount of $750.  

Qualified applicants must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in college full time, with a focus in the arts.

Applications can be found here and must be completed and postmarked by May 2, 2020.  Open to high school seniors who are residents of New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Scholarship interviews will be held on May 16. Scholarship winners will display several pieces of their work at the Greeley Park Art Show on August 2223.    

If you have any questions please contact Jayson Gleneck, Scholarship Chairperson at

The Nashua Area Artists Association has been fostering the arts since 1951.  We are an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The NAAA gallery, ArtHub is located at 107 West Pearl St, Nashua, NH.  The NAAA mailing address is PO Box 70, Nashua, NH 03061.

The new NAAA ArtHub Gallery, located at 107 West Pearl St.,
in the heart of Downtown Nashua.

Nashua Area Artists’ Association created this super Edvard Munch-inspired piece for Great American Downtown’s annual scarecrow contest.

NH State Council on the Arts
grant workshops scheduled


The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced that it is now accepting applications for its grant programs and has scheduled four regional workshops designed to help applicants seeking Arts Council funding during the upcoming fiscal year.

At each workshop, Arts Council staff will present an overview of its programs, detail changes to grant guidelines and provide descriptions of which grants will be offered for projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Fiscal Year 2021.

Other topics will include what types of projects the Arts Council funds, who is eligible to apply for grants, descriptions of the application and the grant panel process, and how to use the online grant system.

Fiscal Year 2021 Arts Council grant categories include: artist entrepreneurial, arts in health, artist residencies in schools, arts for community engagement, folklife and traditional arts projects, traditional arts apprenticeships and youth arts projects.

The workshops are designed for both new and former applicants. Sessions are scheduled at the following places and times:

  • Rochester Performance and Arts Center; Thursday, Feb. 20,
    1–2 pm.
  • NH Forest & Lands North Country Resource Center, Lancaster; Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon–1:30 pm.
  • The Library Arts Center, Newport; Wednesday, March 4,
    11:30 am–12:30 pm.
  • Currier Museum of Art, Manchester; Thursday, March 5,
    1–2 pm

There is no charge to attend the workshops, but space is limited and online registration is required in advance.

For more information about the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ grant programs and to register for the grant workshops, visit

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a division of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, enhances the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations and preserving heritage arts. Learn more about the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts at

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