To do all this, we need you.
Where were you in 1967?
I was not yet a glimmer in my mother’s eye. Still, the Summer of Love, volatile civil rights demonstrations, Jimi Hendrix’ appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, and the Vietnam War have left their mark. 1967 saw the release of The Beatles’ Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour albums. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was established. John McCain was shot down over North Vietnam. Otis Redding died. Kurt Cobain was born.
Meanwhile, in a small town nestled between the White Mountains and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, a collection of visionaries who valued creative expression and community engagement were laying the foundation for what would become the Arts Council of Tamworth.
For 50 years, the Arts Council of Tamworth has helped to make sense of the world through the arts.
We continue to offer free workshops, multi-day artist residencies and Choose-Your-Own Ticket Price events. Your donation of $5, $50, or $500 helps us to offer experiences that open hearts, shift perspective, teach lessons, and spread joy.
This past program season our community was witness to a gaggle of giggling kindergarteners learning about Arab music from the first Egyptian man they had ever seen; an introverted adult finding a safe space to share his experiences with neighbors in a writing workshop; an 8th grader with a penchant for rhythm and rhyme connecting with a beatboxer from Brooklyn; a local sweetheart and seasoned Barnstormers Theatre actress collaborating with a hip-hop poet.
These special moments were a direct result of your financial support. We need your contribution again this year in order to bring dynamic programs to you, your family, and your neighbors of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Take a peek at this season’s offerings here on our website. You will find opportunities to learn and share through story, mime, film and song… and you are in for a special treat on Father’s Day 2018. Clear your calendar for dinner and a show with Tamworth favorites Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem June 17th!
A lot has happened these past 50 years. Thanks to your contributions and your enthusiasm, Arts Council of Tamworth is still here! We are honored to serve as custodians for this organization and we look forward to an inspiring program season with you, our supporters. Please give generously and we’ll see where the next fifty years takes us together!
Carly L. Goss
Arts Council of Tamworth