Connecting those who want to build and sustain creative communities in New Hampshire

We are a statewide, cross-sector consortium of organizations and municipal agencies working together to educate community leaders/members and those working in other sectors about the creative economy, and how arts and culture and the creative industries that comprise it enrich our New Hampshire  communities.

We focus on community development through creative assets

Creative Placemaking

Valuing public art initiatives, festivals, activating spaces through creative ideas.

Cultural Planning

Encouraging towns and regions to engage in cultural planning and incorporating arts in master plans

Creative Economy

Recognizing arts as businesses, and integrating the arts in downtown development, tourism development, workforce development, and leveraging the creative economy

The network offers

Network Participant Education

NH CCN offers opportunities for network participants to learn more about creative community development through convenings, speaker events, community conversation, and cooperative sharing of information on the listserv.

Community Leadership Education

NH CCN is a resource for organizations, leaders, and elected officials across the state in various fields to learn about creative economy, creative communities, current trends, and local stories of success.



NH CCN offers opportunities to connect with other professionals working in the field of Creative Community Development.