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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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Poetry Out Loud in NH 10th Anniversary Year:
Live Free & Recite a Poem!!

Poetry Out Loud is back for a tenth anniversary year in New Hampshire! We now have 41 high schools and hub sites registered for the NH FY15 Poetry Out Loud academic year. Registration is now officially closed, and we are now accepting schools on a waiting list. Middle School teachers are encouraged to adapt and initiate their own Poetry Out Loud programs using the wonderful on-line teacher guides, suggested curriculum and lessons that support Common Core in Language and Performing Arts areas. Dates and sites have been set for the four NH Semi-Finals, which are free and open to the public. Bring your students to become inspired by high school students who love to recite their favorite poems. Awards this year include college scholarships.

Click here to view the New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud site & Click here to view the National site. To learn more contact Catherine O’Brian, NH State Council on the Arts, or write to

Photo credit to Thomas Dougherty, student at Kingswood Regional High School

Youth Arts Opportunity

Click here to learn more about the AANNH's exciting new regional youth arts program! This program promises to bring students from Northern New Hampshire together to practice the arts. Students will have a voice in choosing arts programs, and community service and leadership opportunities will be offered. Email with any questions.


NH Arts Education Buzz

 Check out our "Arts Learning Spotlights" 

Check out this “Inspire Me!”
powerpoint Spotlight “Discover Drerup”

recently presented by Cynthia Robinson
at the NH Fall Arts Education Partnership Conference


“I just wanted to share that our young music teacher was so fired up by the conference that first thing Monday she sent out a school wide email offering a mini workshop on songwriting in the classroom! She then went on to immediately apply what she had learned in Taylor O’Donnell (Vocal Improv) workshop with her own chorus and now has been asked to work in this way with the HS chorus. I reported back to the Visual Art Vertical Team and they all want to go next year. “
– Liz Brett, Art Educator, Hillsboro-Deering School District

“Beyond fabulous!! Inspiring!” – quote from a conference participant


“The Arts as Inspiration for Learning*Teaching* Making*Living”, the NH State Council on the Arts’ Fall 2014 Arts Education Partnership Conference, took place the weekend of October 31 – November 2 in Greenfield, NH. More than 150 artists, teachers and arts education leaders representing 100 schools/organizations and five states explored and participated in arts learning workshops and professional development. Together, we visualized change, helped make a mandala mosaic mural for The Children’s Hospital, listened to inspiring speakers and presenters, connected with new and old friends and learned about new pathways for successful inclusion in arts education. The weekend included a special visit and workshop on “Inclusion in the Arts” at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center. A Saturday night “Inspire Me” session shared visual presentations on ten exciting arts-centered solutions, projects, programs, initiatives and lesson plans. The NH Arts Learning Network believes the arts can lead the way for change during this important time in New Hampshire and American education.

Enjoy these photos that capture the essence and spirit of our conference, courtesy of NH photographer, educator and conference participant, John Anderson.



Click here to see more conference photos, speakers, handouts...


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