The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA), NH’s statewide membership organization that promotes the intersection of art and commerce, and New Hampshire Humanities kicked off a partnership on March 1 to promote Humanities @ Work, an initiative to offer NHBCA businesses the opportunity to bring a variety of humanities-based programming into the workplace.
The programs are diverse, ranging from music and poetry appreciation to the history of animation; from quilt-making traditions to NH’s architectural legacy; and even a program on the quest for happiness. NHBCA members can pick from the many Humanities to Go offerings or request tailored programs to fit their needs. While a modest fee is required, a discount will now be offered to NHBCA members.
“We are delighted to collaborate with New Hampshire Humanities to make cultural experiences accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes,” says NHBCA Executive Director Tricia Soule. “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 we hope to help businesses highlight the important role cultural offerings play in making New Hampshire an attractive place to live and work.”
NH Humanities Board Chair Ellen Scarponi of Consolidated Communications says, “By making it easy and affordable for employers to offer humanities-based programs in the workplace, New Hampshire Humanities gives employers the ability to provide something that unites, inspires, and enlightens their employees, contributing to overall job satisfaction, creating a responsive, respectful workplace, and retaining the best workforce possible.”