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Creative Concord Welcomes You


Concord, NH, creative capital of the region!
Creative industries in the greater Concord area are flourishing and region is becoming known as the cultural center of New Hampshire. Under the Chamber's Creative Concord Committee, arts, business and community leaders have joined forces to study and measure the creative economy in our region, and create a long-range, strategic plan and strategies to build and maximize the creative capital of the greater Concord region.

The making of Creative Concord:
New Hampshire’s Creative Crossroads: The Concord Creative Economy Plan
was commissioned by the City of Concord’s Economic Development Advisory Council through the Creative Economy Task Force and published in June 2008.

Report on Art Space Needs in the Capital Area:
Artspace Survey on Creative Enterprises and Individuals, published in September 2011. Click here for the report.

Arts & Economic Prosperity Report
Click here for the summary and here for the full report.

Concord's New Front Door Presentation
HERE to see some ideas to update Concord's image to the world!

Check out the Concord Community Music School's new video made possible by Heartwood Media's Nonprofit Challenge!

More community events

Concord welcomes sidewalk performers
Perform live in downtown Concord at one of four locations! Click here for the latest information on Busking.

Are you an artist interested in downtown housing?
CATCH Neighborhood Housing's Mennino Place is an affordable rental community with a preference for artists. Click HERE for more information about the units, or click HERE for the application.

Many organizations driving the area's creative economy:

Presenting arts organizations for the best in live contemporary and classical music and theatre:
Concord Community Music School
Capitol Center for the Arts
Community Players of Concord
Red River Theatres
The Palace Theatre
Symphony NH

Galleries and venues to view the abundant and diverse work of the area's finest artists:
Kimball Jenkins Art School
McGowan Fine Art
Concord Arts Market
League of NH Craftsmen
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Rowland Studio Gallery
NHTI-Concord's Community College Library Gallery
The Robert M. Larsen Gallery at Sulloway Law Firm
Red River Theatres Gallery
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Gallery at the Audi
The Place Studio and Gallery
New Hampshire Institute of Art

Places to enjoy a wide variety of live music around the city:
Concord City Auditorium, "The Audi"
Concord Community Music School
The Barley House
Eagle Square Concert Series
Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
True Brew Barista

Check out these sites for other events and programs: Watch the latest "Arts in Focus" program for an interesting and entertaining look at how the arts are thriving in Concord!

Schools of the Arts:
NHTI, Concord's Community College's Visual Arts Degree Program
Kimball Jenkins Art School
Concord Community Music School
Concord Dance Academy
Let's Dance Studio
New Hampshire Institute of Art

Check back often as we are currently updating this page!

Music School photos courtesy of Geoff Forester and the Concord Community Music School.
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