Now accepting nominations for: 2017 Arts Advocate of the Year

The Arts Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a leader in the arts and community whom demonstrates forward thinking and enthusiasm for the arts. The award recognizes an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increased support for and/or public recognition of the arts in their community and/or New Hampshire.


·         This is someone who:

·         Helps grow the creative economy

·         Builds creative communities

·         Inspires creative minds

·         Expands access to arts and culture


Please send a brief rationale on the person who you are nominating by Monday, December 12th

to  or via letter to: PO Box 4176 Concord, NH 03302


Previous Years' Arts Advocate of the Year:

2015: Tim Sink, Concord Chamber of Commerce

2016: Katherine Ferrier, WREN, Russ Grazier, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center



The New Hampshire ArtsVantage

 “When you combine the economic impact of arts and culture in our economy, with the impact of the arts and culture on the quality of lives, the results are immeasurable.”

Tim Sink 2015 NHCFA Arts Advocate of the Year

President, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce




 “Music and the arts are critical to our high quality of life in New Hampshire. They enhance our self-awareness and our understanding of our relationship to the natural world. I think they help us reach for our better selves. Festivals like this are critical to the cultural fabric of our state. …Thank you for making New Hampshire stronger, more vibrant..”"

Governor Maggie Hassan NHMEA All State 2015

Why Support the Arts?


    • Ground us in our past, celebrate the present and inspire our future.


     • Bring people together.  Participating in the Arts educates and inspires us, and deepens our relationship with one another through shared cultural experiences.


     • Help children learn and prepare for the future, and foster innovative thinking, problem-solving and communications skills.


     • Provide creative solutions to complex social, economic and civic problems.


     • Contribute to downtown revitalization and vibrant cities and towns.


     • Are fundamental to a healthy economy, drawing new dollars into the State through tourism and the sale of New Hampshire’s unique cultural goods and experiences.


     • Support and create jobs.


     • Are a wise investment of public funding.




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