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Arts Education Grants

The Center for the Arts supports Arts Education Programs in our schools and in our communities.


Arts Education Grant Guidelines

The Center for the Arts Arts Education Grants program was created to provide teachers and/or administrators the opportunity to expose children to the arts. The purpose of the grant program is also to encourage active participation in the arts. It is designed to encourage teachers and administrators to create projects that will not only expose students to the arts but also to motivate and inspire their students to think creatively and act creatively as they are involved in these projects or programs.

How to Apply

Any teacher or administrator in one of the 12 towns of the Lake Sunapee Region: Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot, may apply. An explanation of the project must be included and the application completed.


A committee will review the application and the criteria for the award will be explained as follows:

  • Does the project address the arts in a manner which will include opportunities for all students? 

  • Does it have opportunities for students to be active in the application of the creative goals of the project?

  • How will the money be used?

  • What is the time frame for the implementation of the project?

  • Does it enhance or integrate with the current curricula in the school or district?

  • How will the project/program be judged a successful experience?

How to Apply

Note: Center for the Arts Board Members and their families are ineligible.

Mail to:

Arts Education Grants

Center for the Arts

P.O. Box 872

New London, NH 03257

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Subject Line:

"Arts Education Grants"


CFA Supported Arts Education Programs

Composer WO at KRMS

Composer Will Ögmundson at KRMS

William Ögmundson, an award-winning composer and lyricist, and a classically-trained solo pianist has 12 albums to his credit and his recordings have over 40 million streams worldwide, created an original piece of music especially for the KRMS Choral Group which culminated in a concert.

Performing Performance Artist Guild band music fun events

East Bay Jazz Ensemble

After studying the history of jazz with music teacher Nicole Densmore, East Bay Jazz Ensemble performs their annual concert for the students of the New London Elementary and Sutton Elementary schools.

Danbury Elementary Workshop

Danbury Elementary School Workshops

Danbury Elementary School offered workshops from illustrator Marty Kelly, puppeteer Lindsay Aucella, and Mr. Rich of Youth Beatz.


Akwaaba, Residency at Bradford Elementary School

“Young people are open. It sticks with them for a very long time,” says Theo Martey, founder of Akwaaba. “Over the years, I’m feeling all the power of music to bind and bring people together.”

Previous Arts Education Programs

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