Arts Alive! was founded in 2007 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2009. With an Executive Director and a 14-member Board of Directors representing a broad spectrum of communities, artistic backgrounds and business affiliations, Arts Alive has accomplished much since inception. Some highlights:
Commissioned Economic Impact Report that shows that arts and culture represent more than $16.6 million in revenues to the region.
Collaborated with municipalities to incorporate arts and culture in their master plans.
Created an operational planning calendar for arts organizations.
Surveyed and produced a report of available facilities that could be used by arts and cultural organizations.
Facilitated discussions and conducted a feasibility study in support of a proposed multi-arts center; ultimate outcome was greatly strengthened collaboration between two major institutions and community-wide engagement in potential solutions.
Helped to form the Monadnock Choral Arts Alliance to coordinate programming and marketing.
Served as the fiscal agent for numerous small arts initiatives, enabling projects such as the Monadnock International Film Festival to succeed.
In 2013, our board developed a strategic plan to guide our work through the end of 2015. This plan has led us to pursue strategies to accomplish our mission, including promoting Cultural Tourism, developing and promoting a Regional Arts Calendar, engaging in Awareness and Partnership building with businesses & the municipal sector, building inter-arts partnerships for resource sharing and collaboration, incubating arts projects and emerging nonprofits under Arts Alive’s fiscal sponsorship, and providing professional & business development trainings in partnership with Hannah Grimes Center to artists via our Artist to Artist program.
Arts Alive! is uniquely positioned to serve as a resource to those interested in promoting arts, culture and creative pursuits throughout the community. This includes partners as far-ranging as choral groups and manufacturers, municipalities and computer designers, writers and visual artists – anyone who uses creativity in their professional or personal life.