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

For the past six 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. Last year we were awarded a contract by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that 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

Scheduled Programs

Our 2013 Arts in Early Learning Conference

Where the Wild Things Are:
Using a much-loved book for arts-based learning

November 9 in Amherst, NH
Click here to register.

November 16 in Plymouth, NH
Registration information coming soon!

Our annual conference returns with a new look!  Using visual arts, music, creative drama and movement, we'll explore how all kinds of activities flowing from one book can unlock self-expression and positive group dynamics, and advance language and literacy learning in preschool and early elementary classrooms and in child-care centers. Make the most of the "wild things" in your classrooms, channeling creativity and imagination. Unlock your own creative self in a day full of exploration, sharing and gathering new ideas for reaching all children through the arts. While we'll use this familiar book for the day's activities, we'll also be looking at a wide range of books and stories that lend themselves to this kind of arts-based approach to building both language and social skills.


Offered by:




Program partners include: