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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. It has more than 65 dues paying members and operates a variety of programs and projects to encourage and involve businesses in the arts.

30th Annual Business in the Arts Winners Announced!BBs

Timken, People’s United Bank, Sequoya Technologies Group and Hampshire Hardwoods were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards and Michael A. L’Ecuyer as the Leadership winner at a gala evening presentation hosted by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May more

Photo by Althea Haropuloas. L to R: L to R: Maureen Curtiss, Timken; Dianne Mercier, People’s United Bank; Michael L'Ecuyer, Leadership; Ray Boelig, Lori Boelig, Hampshire Hardwoods; Debra Strickland, Tom Strickland, Sequoya Technologies Group

NH Arts Organizations Contribute to Business in the Arts Awards

The 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.

Arts Organizations Contribute to Business in the Arts Awards

Giving Matters is 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 nonprofit organizations.



Click here to read NHBCA Archived Newsletters:

NH Creative Communities Connections and NHBCA Membership Newsletters



Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

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:


Art In Healthcare:   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.

For more information art and healthcare programs in New Hampshire


On May 31 approximately 100 senior staff and board members of arts organizations attended Culture OneStop, a day-long event in Concord that provided key organizational information to cultural not-for-profits doing business in the state. NH commissioners from departments that most often affect cultural organizations featured information and resources through panel discussions. The lunch presentation of TED-type talks by various commissioners was introduced by Governor Hassan.



Read the blog post by NHBCA executive director Joan Goshgarian for a summary and audience reactions:


NHBCA Executiver Director Joan Goshgarian is a guest on the radio show hosted by Jack Heath. To listen to the show: link entitled, "7/16/11 New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts" Tom Raffio, Joan Goshgarian and Jack Heath


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