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  • Dover Arts Commission Announces City Laureate Position

    The Dover City Council has approved the position of Dover Literary Laureate as a new ex-officio member of the Dover Arts Commission.

    The Dover Literary Laureate is tasked with broadening community involvement in all forms of literary expression by developing and executing projects funded by the Dover Arts Commission. The Dover Literary Laureate will serve a two-year term; attending monthly Arts Commission meetings, developing and implementing literary projects and activities intended to enrich the quality of life for Dover citizens.

    Eligible projects, funded by the Arts Commission up to $1,000 per year may include, but are not limited to, performances, workshops, exhibits, poetry readings, adult and youth after-school writing programs and other creative endeavors that engage the literary arts and literacy for the benefit of the community.

    The application period is open now through 5pm, March 15, 2023 with candidates evaluated by an independent panel of judges with final approval by the Dover City Council. The appointment term will be concurrent with the City of Dover’s fiscal year and will run from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

    The Dover City Literary Laureate must be a resident or work in the City of Dover.

    The application form with complete details is now available on the Dover Arts Commission website: https://www.dover.nh.gov/Assets/government/boards-commissions/arts-commission/document/Literary%20Laureate%20Application%20DAC_2023_24.pdf

    Candidates are urged to mail the completed application and any required supplemental materials to: Natasha Kypfer, City Hall Planning Office, 288 Central Avenue, Dover, New Hampshire 03820-4169 or submit via email to: n.kypfer@dover.nh.gov RE: City Literary Laureate Grants, 2023 APPLICATION