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Due to the surge in COVID-19 in December 2021, our 2021-2022 Arts Partnership Conference December sessions were postponed until Spring 2022.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the New Hampshire Department of Education present EMBODIED HEALING - An Arts-Integrated Approach to Repairing and Restoring Ourselves. 

As we continue to face the public health crisis posed by the pandemic, our ability to heal and recharge our creativity seems out of reach. Educators, healthcare professionals, and artists are invited to focus on their experience over the last 2 years while gaining knowledge and skills in this uniquely designed experiential conference.

Emily Read Daniels and Catherine Stewart will be leading all four sessions and presenting artists will facilitate at each location: Anthony Bounphakhom (Laconia), Amanda Whitworth (Gorham), Sarah Duclos (Jaffrey), and Theo Martey (Derry). 

Attendees will: 


  • Gain an understanding of collective trauma for collaborative healing using the context of community art making

  • Contextualize their experience during the pandemic

  • Utilize art as the primary modality for returning to a place of centeredness and self-regulation

  • Rejuvenate with an arts-integrated approach

  • Gain knowledge about stress and resilience, and art-based skills for cultivating felt safety

The conference is designed for educators, teaching artists, artists working in healthcare and public health, and individuals who directly deliver behavioral health-related services. 

Location and Session Information

As we prepare to gather for the 2021-2022 Arts Partnership Conference, it is our hope to inspire everyone to be part of ensuring a safe and impactful experience. We look forward to recharging for the important work that lies ahead. In order to safely gather in person, we are convening the same program at four small gatherings around the state. There will be a 30 attendee maximum at each location and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is free of charge.

  • Saturday, November 6, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Colonial Theatre in Laconia, NH

  • Friday, November 12, from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH

  • Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey, NH (rescheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm) 

  • Friday, December 10, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH (rescheduled for Saturday, March 26, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry)

The safety and wellbeing of attendees is our priority. We will be following COVID safety protocols as required by each venue: Colonial Theatre, Medallion Opera House, Park Theatre, Tupelo Music HallStockbridge Theatre. We will have masks and sanitizer available, and will create socially distanced settings in large meeting spaces.

Boxed meals and beverages will be provided at each session. Depending on the session time, attendees will receive lunch or an early dinner, as well as individually wrapped snacks.

For questions or more information, please contact Arts Education Coordinator, Allison Hawkins at or 603-271-0791.

We are excited that those involved in the transformational work of the arts will once again convene for this special opportunity.

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