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

For the past decade, 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 five 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.

During the 2016-17 school year, we’re offering a series of programs for early-childhood educators and care providers, for teaching artists, art and music teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals, and after-school and out-of-school program providers. Family members, librarians and other care and service providers are also welcome to attend.
Our emphasis in all these programs is on active participation and on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Scheduled Programs

Puppets! Puppets! Puppets!
Using Simple Puppets to Promote Learning

Tuesday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Pease Public Library, Plymouth
Read more and register here.

Thursday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord

Read more and register here.


Wednesday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
North Country Educational Services, Gorham
Read more and register here.

Watch for more workshops this winter, spring and summer. 

We can also develop and customize Arts in Inclusive Learning workshops for individual schools and organizations. 

Professional development credit is available for all workshops and partial scholarships are offered for those who need them.

All programs are open to educators, students, artists and family and community members. 

Also part of our Arts in Inclusive Learning Collaboration:

Classroom demonstrations, college lectures, and artist residencies focusing on Universal Design for Learning and inclusion.

Email us to learn more. 




Program partners include: