New Hampshire
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire

The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire is a nonprofit membership network with a mission to promote, support and sustain arts, culture and heritage throughout the northern half of the Granite State. Our members include individuals, artists, families, arts organizations, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses.

The Arts Alliance works to inspire through creative and educational arts programming; to include
through networking and collaborations; and to inform Northern New Hampshire community residents about cultural opportunities of all kinds while also promoting the region to visitors.

We believe that arts, culture and heritage are vital to Northern New Hampshire’s quality of life -- strengthening education, building community and stimulating economic development and tourism. Our programming and initiatives are all highly collaborative – we work through partnership with organizations and agencies throughout the region, the state and New England.

The majority of our work is with youth, the heart of our communities, through cultural programs of all kinds and through professional development opportunities for educators. We work directly with interested administrators, teachers, parents and community volunteers to plan and adapt programming to the needs of individual towns and to help locate and develop funding sources for local programs.

I Have Worked With

  • We collaborate with the NH State Council on the Arts on their annual Arts Education Partnership conference, held at locations around the state, and on a variety of other initiatives.

  • For the past nine years, the Arts Alliance has developed a strong partnership with VSA New Hampshire: The State Organization on Arts and Disability, presenting collaborative training programs promoting the use of the arts as a critical tool in early learning. For the past three years we have been awarded contracts by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that have allowed us to build on this collaboration, expanding our services to preK-12 providers by adding a series of low-cost trainings as well as on-site, direct-service opportunities.

  • The WMNF Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program offers professional and emerging artists in all media -- visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers, eco artists and media artists -- an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the forest and sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public. The WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH) work together to manage and sustain the AIR program. 


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 892
Littleton, NH 03561
Physical Address: 
PO Box 892
Littleton, NH 03561
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Film
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Country
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Mime
Theater - Musical
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Film Showings
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Americans for the Arts
Member of APNNE or NEP presenters consortium
I am a Creative Communities Exchange Presenter
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
In addition to offering accessible accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility, we encourage our audiences and our partners to reach out to us in advance of our programs so that we can accommodate everyone. We work with artists-in-residence to make sure that their programs are as accessible as possible with the principals of universal design for learning in mind.