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Arts Partnership Conference 2023 Presenter Materials


The NH State Council on the Arts was very grateful for the opportunity to convene our Fall 2023 Arts Partnership Conference, Woven: Gathering at the Intersections. Many thanks to those who joined us to share their work and to our attendees. We are excited to be able to share images and content from the conference here. The materials below are courtesy of the presenters who participated in our conference and are for educational use only. Please do not replicate the image presentations linked here as they are property of the presenters. Contact NHSCA with any questions.


See photographs from our conference! All images courtesy of Allegra Boverman.

Images from Friday, October 27th

Images from Saturday, October 28th

Friday, October 27

Artist in Residence: Kathy Cadow Parsonnet 

Guest Poet: Rodger Martin


Keynote: Vanessa Ford,

Trust Transfer Project 


Morning Workshop Session Block

New Cultural Collaborations Weaving Beautiful Outcomes with Heather Mitchell and Sherry Gould         

Art Journal as Portal for Justice Conversations with Alana Garrigues

Slow Looking: There is No Wrong Answer with the Currier Museum of Art

One Book One School: Interdisciplinary Arts Integration Through Literacy with Sandwich Central School


Celtic Joy with Jacquelin Laufman, Beverly Woods, and Al MacIntyre – Community Social Dance


Creative Guts Podcast Interview with Yasamin Safarzadeh and Sarah Jones, Waypoint Mural Project


Afternoon Workshop Session Block

Wisdom in Our Community with Susan Rosano 

Zine-making: Sharing our Stories with WREN

The Art of Community Gathering: Growing Food, Health and Cross Cultural Community with Sycamore Garden 

From Community to Classroom: The Transformative Power of Arts in Action with Racial Unity Team

            RUT Video: Governor Arts Award

            RUT Video: Exeter High School

            RUT Video: Dover High School


Performance of Dreaming Again, New Hampshire Theatre Project


Saturday, October 28

Artist in Residence: Sarah Haskell 

Guest Poet: Jessica Purdy

Jules Good of Neighborhood Access


Keynote: Heather Ikemire, Lifetime Arts

Lifetime Arts Website

Creative Aging Foundations on Demand

The Creative Aging Resource


Morning Workshop Session Block

How to pick: making impacts AND satisfying your creative needs with Jessica Gelter

Photography as a Tool for Social Change with Becky Field 

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage with Vera Sheehan

Collaborate and Listen: Creating a Collaborative Community Art Piece with Queerlective


The Expressive Movement

A Different Kind of Conference – Weaving Arts + Conversation with Beth Tener, Najee Brown, Jennice Chewlin, Jeff Jean-Philippe, and Duaa Zahra from the SeaCHANGE CONFERENCE

Also check out the Podcast about how SeaCHANGE attracted a diverse group of participants and other ways the conference was special, with Victoria Carrington, Robert Sapiro, and Beth Tener


Afternoon Workshop Session Block

Changing Brains through Arts and Adventure with Arts in Reach

The Creative Economy – Hidden in Plain Sight with New England Foundation for the Arts

A Park for the Arts with Saint Gaudens

Death Wings Workshop: Hands-on art making to transform the cultural conversation about death and end-of-life with Laura Cleminson and Bess Weldon of Death Wings


Performance by Swathi Jaisankar


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