Welcome to NHBCA
The New Hampshire Business Committee for
the Arts (NHBCA) was formed in 1985 to educate, motivate, and recognize
business support of and participation in the arts, advocates for the value of the arts in economic, social and community development, and facilitates people and projects that enhance engagement in the arts. It has more than 65
dues paying members and operates a variety
of programs and projects to encourage and involve
businesses in the arts.
Arts Organizations Contribute to 2015 Business in the Arts Awards
ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening's sponsors and contained
cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, CD's and books contributed by
New Hampshire's many cultural organizations.
NHBCA Executive Director meets with National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu during her New Hampshire visit
NHBCA Executive Director participates on panel about board service for Catholic Medical Center's leadership class
NHBCA Executive Director served as a judge for the Rising Star Awards presented by Stay Work Play NH
New Hampshire Homes features NHBCA article on importance of the arts
Union Leader Business Editor's Thoughts on the 2014 Business in the Arts Awards
Mike Cote says the directive was simple: "Pursue the arts!"
Keynote Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable Bronx and StartUpBox, a tech education and training incubator that moves disadvantages youth out consumer roles and into tech jobs, was the keynote speaker. A MacArthur Genius Award winner, Carter is often called the “green power broker,” however, she sees her work as developing human potential and job creation, leveraging partnerships and business strategies to change lives and advance community prosperity. Panelists included NHBCA board member Chris Dwyer. Joan Goshgarian arranged for scholarships for arts leaders to attend this September event which almost 300 persons attended.
Organizations Contribute to Business in the Arts Awards
an audio showcase of nonprofit organizations and the ways in which they
strengthen communities and enrich lives. The series is a joint project
of the New Hampshire Charitable foundation and NHPR. The NHBCA executive
director served on the selection panel.
for links to specific programs of the featured arts and cultural
NHBCA Executive Director Guest on Portsmouth Brand Radio Listen to Joan Goshgarian talk about the variety and value of the arts in the state and the importance of involvement and support.
CLICK HERE TO READ JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER
here to read NHBCA Archived Newsletters:
Creative Communities Connections and NHBCA Membership Newsletters
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts entered into a partnership
with Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
to conduct an important statewide survey measuring the economic impact
of the arts and culture in New Hampshire called Arts & Economic Prosperity
IV. The NHBCA participated in the task force that recommended participating
in the survey and helped to secure the funding for it. To see the results:
Read an article about it in the Union Leader: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120913/NEWS02/709149957
In June 2013 the NHBCA partnered on the 2nd Arts in Healthcare Symposium
for healthcare leaders and professionals that shared best practices and
evidence-based information about the role of art in healing and wellness,
and to establish a NH Art in Healthcare Network. It was sponsored by Concord
Hospital with additional corporate support by Catholic Medical Center.
more information art and healthcare programs in New Hampshire http://www.nh.gov/nharts/programservices/pdf/aihsurveyreportfromaep.pdf
Read the blog post by NHBCA executive director Joan Goshgarian for a summary
and audience reactions: http://blog.artsusa.org/2012/07/27/bringing-together-arts-culture-and-the-law/
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please contact us at your earliest convenience.