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 and the summer of 2017, 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

All workshops are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted

The Art of Writing (offered at two locations)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Monarch School of New England, Rochester

Click here to learn more, here to register


Universal Design for Learning

UDL 101 & UDL in Action
Monday, August 21, 2017
Plymouth State University, Concord

Click here to learn more, here to register.


Successful Inclusion: Our Annual Teaching Artist Gathering
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Kimball Jenkins Estate Carriage House, Concord

Click here to learn more, here to register.


Singing Books: A special, free program for young children & families

10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 26
Community Room, Pease Public Library, 1 Russell St. Plymouth

Deborah Stuart & Will Cabell present a program full of audience participation with songs, instruments, "big Books," moving, clapping & dancing.
Following the program, Deborah will hold a workshop for all interested teachers & family members, sharing a wealth of
information about books made from songs, creating your own homemade instruments and lots of ideas for educators, care providers, parents and grandparents. Professional development credit is available. Preregistration is encouraged -- email us at


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.

If you are interested in graduate credit, please let us know.

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: