Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & VSA New Hampshire
Offer Arts in Inclusive Learning Programs

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.

This year we’re offering programs for teaching artists, for art and music teachers, for special education teachers and paraprofessionals, and for after-school and out-of-school program providers. Family members, librarians and other care and service providers are also welcome to attend.

Our overall goal is to infuse the experiences of children in underserved communities throughout our state, particularly those with disabilities and learning delays, with opportunities in the arts so that they can grow and thrive both educationally and socially. Participants will explore ways to engage the students who are the most difficult to reach, using multiple modalities to meet individual needs through a Universal Design for Learning approach.  For more information, contact the Arts Alliance at (603) 323-7302 or email

Scheduled Programs

Upcoming Arts in Inclusive Learning Programs include:

The Art of Writing
Turning words, sentences and stories into student-created art books - a workshop on motivating all learners by Deborah Stuart & Will Cabell

Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carriage House, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord    Register Now

Download flyer here

Teacher and Administrator Workshops on the NH Policies & Practices in Arts Education w/ Marcia McCaffrey

Friday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Concord

Tuesday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gorham 

Click here to learn more and to register.

(Gorham Flyer)   (Flyer for both locations)

Also part of our Arts in Learning Collaboration:

Demonstrations on Arts in Inclusive Learning & Artist Residencies Focusing on Inclusion

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