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Arts Council of Tamworth, PO Box 1, Tamworth, NH 03886.
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Scroll down to read this year's annual appeal and update. Thank you!
On the first of February 2018 I took a nasty fall.
One moment I was on my way to the compost heap, vegetable scraps in hand. The next moment I was on the ground, shattered. The ice was treacherous. I was helpless.
I won’t share with you the whole ordeal. It’s a long story, and a boring one to someone who didn’t go through it, but, I will share this:
Just days after my accident, I attended the Tamworth Traditional Arts Fest and participated in a Sacred Harp singing workshop. Although I was in pain and I was afraid, the joy and community spirit in that room offered me such relief. That chorus of voices—singing loudly and without inhibition—and the simple act of friends and neighbors carrying boxes of heavy tune books, setting up chairs, and telling me over and over again, “Sit down, Carly. We’ve got this,” was such a comfort.
The arts are a comfort when life is hard.
The friends and neighbors who attended that singing workshop are donors like you. You celebrated Arts Council of Tamworth’s 50th program season with us this past year. You encouraged us to create sacred space and to inspire and empower this community because you value the arts.
Last November, storyteller and mime Antonio Rocha taught our first graders to hunt like Siberian tigers. He taught us to be active listeners.
Through her film, Bayou Maharajah, resident filmmaker Lily Keber shared the cultural loss that results when afflictions like bigotry and addiction go untreated. She taught us to look closely, and to consume our media thoughtfully.
Donors and friends like you danced the night away to Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem after enjoying delicious barbecue on an enchanting summer evening.
Donors like you make these opportunities for joy, contemplation, and celebration possible.
This is what the arts mean. This is what community means. It’s about showing up. It’s about sharing your passions. Sometimes it’s about letting go and allowing your community to support you.
Please support Arts Council of Tamworth now with your check or online donation.
We have an inspiring program lined up for you this season. On Friday, October 12, West African musician Cheick Hamala Diabate lit the Barnstormers Theatre on fire with his incredible, high energy band. Watch as dancer Nakima gets the crowd going above!
With your support, Arts Council of Tamworth will inspire, empower, and comfort this community through the arts for 50 years to come!
Thank you for helping us do this work!
Carly L. Goss
Or contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a full residency as a business owner, family, or individual. Generosity looks good on you!