Gigs, Shows, Residencies & Venues

Here is some info on opportunities for artists to get work, show work, and take time to create. Gigs and Calls for Proposals are all in the country, Residencies are in the region and outside it, Venues are across the Monadnock region (organized by town). 


GIGS and CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

The NH State Council on the Arts offers a great list of opportunities for artists. 

The MA Cultural Council also publishes Calls to Artists.

Vermont Arts Council publishes a Classifieds section on their website for various opportunities in the arts and culture sector.


Artist Residencies


Monadnock Region Performance and Rehearsal Venues and Stages

Arts Alive! conducted a survey of available spaces for performance and rehearsal in 2010. We have been collecting further information since then. If you are seeking a venue, look no further!

Keene, Peterborough, Harrisville, Dublin, Temple, Francistown, Hancock, Nelson, Rindge, Sullivan, Walpole, Wilton

(to update information about your venue, contact Arts Alive! at info@monadnockartsalive.org)

Keene

United Church of Christ
Website: http://www.ucckeene.org/
Contact: Kim Anderson, Church Administrator
Phone: (603) 352-4136
 
Keene Community Music Center
Website: http://www.keenemusic.org/
Contact: Jim Murphy, Administrator
Phone: 603-352-6011
 
St. James Episcopal Church
Website: http://www.stjameskeene.org/
Contact: Patricia Smith, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 603-352-1019
 
Keene Unitarian Universalist Church
Website: http://www.kuuc.org/
Contact: Kirsten Camp *double check this is the right person to speak with
Phone: 603-352-1719 

Keene High School
Website: http://www.keene.k12.nh.us/
Contact: Bryant Abbott
Phone: 603-352-7100
 
Keene State College: Mable Brown Room
Website: http://www.keene.edu/
Contact: Agnes Anderson
Phone: 603-358-2323
 
Keene State College: Redfern Arts Center
Website: http://www.keene.edu/racbp/
Contact: Sharon Fantl, Events Manager
Phone: 603-358-2167
 
Monadnock Covenant Church
Website: http://www.monadnockcovenant.org/
Contact: Crystal Toegel
Phone: 603-352-6816, Office Administrator
 
Keene Public Library- Heberton Hall or Ruth Huntress Auditorium
Website: http://keenepubliclibrary.org/
Contact: Nancy Vincent, Library Director
Phone: 603-352-0157 

Congregation Ahavas Achim
Website: http://caa.0catch.com/
Phone: (603) 352-6747
*You will probably want to check with the office about the proper contact.  I spoke with Paul Bieber, the president of the congregation, but he was acting more as a spokesperson than the contact for rentals. 

Historical Society of Cheshire County
Website: http://www.hsccnh.org/activities.cfm
Contact: Kathy
Phone number: (603) 352-1895
 
The Colonial Theatre
Website: http://thecolonial.org/about/venue-information-technical-specifications/
Contact: Vicky Pittman, Director of Education and Community Engagement
Phone: (603) 357-1233 Ext. 109.

Peterborough

All Saints Episcopal Church
Website: http://www.allsaints-nh.org/
Contact: Diane Callahan
Phone: 603-924-3202 

Peterborough Community Theatre
Website: http://pctmovies.com/
Contact: Carol Nelson
Phone: 603-924-7145
 
Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church
Website: http://www.uupeterborough.org/
Contact: Vanessa Amsbury O’Connor, Church Administrator
Phone: 603.924.6245
 
ConVal High School
Website: www.conval.edu
Phone: 603. 924.3869

Peterborough Town House
Website: http://www.townofpeterborough.com/
Contact: Town Administrators Office
Phone: (603)924-8000
All of our data for this entry on the facilities inventory was gathered from users and from observation, so I didn’t speak to someone from the Town Administrator’s Office

Dublin

Dublin School
Website: http://www.dublinschool.org/home/home.asp
Contact: I spoke with business manager Jennifer Whitesel, but I’m not sure if she would be the booking contact
Phone: 603.563.8584
 
Emmanuel Chapel Dublin
Website: none
Contact: unknown
Phone: (603) 563-8328
Note: I left a message at the parsonage and a volunteer from the church, the former music director, called me back as a favor to the church administrators.  They have not had any groups use the space in many years.

Francestown

Francestown Old Meeting House:
Website: http://www.francestownmeetinghouse.org/
Contact: Unknown
Phone: 603.547.3035- on the voicemail, the message lists the following phone number (603) 588 3837. 

Harrisville

Community Church of Harrisville and Chesham
Website: None
Contact:
Phone: 603-827-3733
Note: there are two small churches affiliated with this group, one in Chesham and one in Harrisville.  Monadnock Music is the primary user of this organization’s spaces.

Hancock

First Congregational Church
Website: http://www.uccwebsites.net/firstconghancocknh.html
Contact: Ellen Bingham, Office Administrator
Phone: 603.525.6628

Nelson

Nelson Congregational Church
Website: http://www.uccwebsites.net/nelsonconguccnelsonh.html
Contact: Reverend Dawn Garrett Lawson
Phone: 603 847-3280 

Rindge

Cathedral of the Pines
Website: http://www.cathedralofthepines.org/
Contact: Laurie Kandall, Services Director
Phone: 603-899-3300

Franklin Pierce University
Peter-Michael Kinney (603) 899-4243

Sullivan

Sullivan United Congregational Church
Website: none
Contact: Chip Woodbury
Phone: 603 357 3445

Temple

Congregational Church of Temple
Website: http://templecongregational.org/
Contact: Patti Doyle
Phone: 603-878-4177

Walpole

Walpole Unitarian Church
Website: http://walpoleunitarian.org/
Phone: (603) 756-3961

Wilton

First Unitarian Congregational Society
Website: http://www.uuwilton.org/
Phone: (603) 654-9518