Advancing Arts and Culture in the Monadnock Region


Arts Alive serves the cultural community of the Monadnock region by providing information and resources for artists (visual, performing, crafts, music), and for organizations whose purpose is to promote these artists, and to promote excellent audience experiences.

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    Arts Alive to be local host for regional conference

    Arts Alive has been selected to be the local host for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) bi-annual conference on the creative economy, the Creative Communities Exchange (CCX), on June 2 and 3, 2015 in downtown Keene, New Hampshire. “The hallmark of a strong creative economy is the collaboration between the arts sector […]


    At New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Creative Economy Network  on September 30th, 2014 New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts and MASSCreative presented on strategies for Arts Advocacy and Policy-making. As many towns in our region develop long-term town plans, elections are just around the bend, and a change in leadership may be […]

    “Tell Me a Story” Art Exhibit in Jaffrey

    By on October 15, 2014 in Arts Community News

    “Tell Me a Story” is a juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art/NH at the Jaffrey Civic Center, showing from October 17-November 15, 2014. This exhibition features the artwork of New Hampshire artists that expresses stories through a rich variety of styles and techniques. Cunningham Gallery Jaffrey Civic Center 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, […]

    New Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center

    New Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center

    By on October 14, 2014 in Arts Community News

    The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce the exhibit of oil paintings by Jeanie Doris in the first floor Auditorium Gallery from Friday, October 10 through November 15.  Her opening, free to the public, will be on Friday, October 17 from 5-7 pm. Jeanie is an award winning artist who has painted for over […]

    Deepen Arts Education in New Hampshire

    Deepen Arts Education in New Hampshire

    By on October 12, 2014 in Arts Community News

    Online registration is open for the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ 2014 Fall Arts Education Partnership Conference, “The Arts as Inspiration for Learning * Teaching * Making * Living.” This year’s conference takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Barbara Harris Conference Center and Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, N.H. “Arts as Inspiration” […]

    Artist to Artist: Art in Makerspaces

    By on September 11, 2014 in Arts Blog, Arts Community News

    On Wednesday, August 27th Rachelle Beaudoin, a local professional artist and founding member of a community Makerspace in Peterborough, presented to the Artist to Artist event, facilitated by Arts Alive and The Hannah Grimes Center. Also present at the event was Johnny Bolster, currently working on the planning and development for Make It So, Keene’s […]


    By on September 11, 2014 in Arts Community News

    Keene, NH- The Art Department at Keene State College is pleased to present the exhibition titled Offspring in the Carroll House Galleries from September 5 – September 27. Artists are always influenced by numerous outside sources, however the selected artists in Offspring have drawn many correlations between their practices and the works of relatives. A […]

    Japanese Kiln at Sharon Arts Center

    By on August 5, 2014 in Arts Community News, Pottery

    Ancient Japanese Kiln to be Constructed by NH Institute of Art Students at Sharon Arts Center Kiln to be loaded and fired in the fall It’s an ancient community firing process developed in Japan more than 1,000 years ago. And this August, students in the NH Institute of Art’s BFA program will be taking part […]

    Arts Alive! Welcomes new Executive Director

    Arts Alive! Welcomes new Executive Director

    By on July 18, 2014 in News from Arts Alive

    Arts Alive announced today that Jessica Gelter, of Brattleboro, VT, has joined the organization as its new Executive Director, replacing Kate Dean, who has held the position for two years. Jessica Gelter comes to Arts Alive as an experienced leader in arts organizations across the river in Vermont with five years of professional marketing experience […]

    New Multi-Arts Production Fund Grant Available

    By on July 15, 2014 in Arts Community News, TOPICS

    The MAP (Multi-Arts Production) Fund, administered by Creative Capital, supports original new work in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. MAP assists artists, ensembles, producers, and presenters of a high artistic standard, whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested […]