The Arts Alliance serves more than 50 towns in the northern half of the Granite State. The region is replete with natural and cultural resources, challenges and opportunities.

• Our lakes and mountains — and the White Mountain National Forest — draw millions of visitors to northern New Hampshire every year. Recreational opportunities — from hiking, biking, rock climbing and water sports to skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing — abound. In summer and fall northern New Hampshire is a cultural haven, with exceptional music and theater performances and festivals; and during the past three decades multiple arts venues have opened their doors to provide year-round cultural offerings. The legacy of the 19th century White Mountain artists and generations of craftspeople remains evident in galleries and arts cooperatives around the region.

• Northern New Hampshire is a great place to live and raise a family: communities are generally strong, safe and caring. At the same time our towns face the challenges experienced by their rural counterparts around the country — economic concerns, an aging population core, drug and alcohol misuse, a lack of cultural diversity and significant distances to some services.

We invite you to learn more about the region! Here are a few resources you might be interested in.

Challenge & Hope in the North Country – latest UNH/Carsey School of Public Policy Study

Why Work in Northern NH? A blog post by former Program Manager Jamie Feinberg

NH Employment Security Community Profiles

Economic Relationships in the WMNF

NH Magazine: Littleton and the North Country

North Country Council: North Country Regional Plan

Northern Forest Center: Regional Profile

Historic Northern New Hampshire