New! Humanities @ Work

Americans are working more than ever, and the pace of our lives has increased in ways we would have never imagined even a decade ago. In response to the changing nature of work and New Hampshire Humanities’ strategy of engaging an increasingly diverse constituency in high quality humanities experiences that enrich personal and public life, New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with members of our state’s business community and associations, has developed an employer-based pilot project called Humanities @ Work.

Why Humanities @ Work?

Recently, New Hampshire Humanities adopted an operational philosophy in support of our strategic plan. This new operational philosophy is defined by three principles: Access, Innovation, and Elevation. We believe the Humanities @ Work pilot project allows New Hampshire Humanities the opportunity to increase participation in our programming by encouraging those who have historically not participated in our programming (e.g., younger working adults, communities of color) the opportunity to do so by bringing programming to them though the identification of new venues and partners from outside our traditional sectors.

Who is Humanities @ Work intended to serve?

New Hampshire Humanities established Humanities @ Work to support the needs of New Hampshire’s employers and their employees. We believe this effort provides tangible value to our business community and their employee retention strategies.

How does Humanities @ Work “work”?

Humanities @ Work allows local employers to pick from an existing roster of humanities offerings in our community-based Humanities to Go program. If requested, local employers can partner with New Hampshire Humanities and its Humanities @ Work partner organizations to develop company specific programs in response to a pre-existing organizational need.

To book a Humanities @ Work program, please contact Dr. Tricia Peone, Program Manager,
at 603-224-4071, ext. 115, or*

*If your company is a member of the NH Business & Industry Association OR the NH Business Committe for the Arts, please let us know when you book the program. Once confirmed, the discount will be applied and your company will be invoiced accordingly.

“At a time when worker retention and talent recruitment is a leading concern for employers, cultural programming offers businesses another tool in fostering a vibrant workplace. Many employers recognize that providing these opportunities create more well-rounded, engaged employees who are more likely to stay and work in New Hampshire.”  JIM ROCHE, PRESIDENT, BUSINESS & INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

“We are delighted to collaborate with New Hampshire Humanities to make cultural experiences accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes. As businesses look to attract and retain a talented and robust workforce, it is important to provide engaging experiences for employees to build connections with one another and consider new and interesting ideas. Making Humanities @ Work available to our members is one way to help businesses highlight the important role cultural offerings play in making New Hampshire an attractive place to live and work.”  TRICIA SOULE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NH BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR THE ARTS