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The New Hampshire Arts Learning Network is 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 by sharing information, resources, and services. It is about connecting people, places and ideas so that all our students have access to the arts.

This website is a place 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.

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Check out the new Project Spotlights that highlight model arts projects across NH.

Governor Hassan proclaimed March 2014 as Music in Our Schools Month

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Poetry Out Loud Competition

NH's 2014 Poetry Out Loud state champion Hannah Burke, will be representing NH and competing in the National Poetry Out Loud Competion in Washington DC on April 29 & 30, 2014.   Read more here.

The Buzz around Media Arts in NH

 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival  
May 24, 2014 Red River Theaters, Concord, NH

Launched in 2008, the Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in film making and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. All films, regardless of type or genre, are reviewed on filmmakers’ ability to effectively captivate their audience through the craft and art of cinematic expression. The Festival screens a two-hour program of selected films. Originality, cinematic storytelling, and technical execution are the basis of the scoring. The Festival will then place as many of the highest scoring films it can into the two-hour block.

New Core Arts Standards in Media Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts to be Released June 2014

The National Coalition of Core Arts Standards is a group of national arts, education organization,s and media arts representatives that are developing the 2014 National Core Arts Standards. The new, voluntary grade-by-grade web-based standards are intended to affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum, support the 21st-century needs of students and teachers, and help ensure that all students are college and career ready.

Inaugural Youth Arts Leadership Governor's Arts Award goes to Concord High School Filmmaker

A native of Brazil, Pedro Pimentel was already a successful student filmmaker when the first film he submitted to the CHS Film Festival won and his work has since received international recognition. During his time as president of the Concord High School Film Club, participation has increased 500 percent and the group hosted its inaugural film festival in 2013. At age 17, Pedro stands out as a leader and inspiration to other students in the art of filmmaking and has a promising future ahead of him in engaging communities through the arts.The Youth Arts Leadership Award recognizes a high school-aged student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and initiative by developing and/or implementing an arts-based project in any discipline (music, visual arts, crafts, film making, writing, poetry, etc.) that directly impacted a community in New Hampshire by strengthening the community’s identity, increasing local engagement in the arts, or by reaching underserved populations in the community.

Come to Our 2014 NHALN Meet-Ups!

Meet-Ups are informal regional meetings where members of the NH arts education community can gather to get to know one another, talk, share ideas and experiences, inspire one another and plan together. In 2014 we are hosting monthly Meet-Ups around the state. If you are interested in attending or hosting a Meet-Up, contact Catherine O’Brian, 271-0795,

Join us for our next Meet-up: May 1, 2014, 5-7 pm: Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St, Manchester, NH, 603-669-6144. Learn more about resources offered to students and educators through the Currier Museum. Updates on West High School’s new STEAM Ahead initiative. Focus topic will be “professional development” - what are you looking for? what have you participated in that was inspiring and useful? what are your plans for the summer?

Click here for the full Meet-Up schedule...

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