Greater Derry Arts Council

The Greater Derry Arts Council is dedicated to fostering the arts in the communities that we serve: Derry and the immediately surrounding towns. We always welcome new volunteers for all of our various programs and projects.

Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Derry Arts Council is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation (NH RSA 292) and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are registered as a charitable trust with the Charitable Trusts Division, Office of the Attorney General, State of New Hampshire. The Arts Council is governed by its Board of Trustees. We operate through our Committees. Our goals, structure and operational methods are defined by our Business Plan.


Contact Information

Phone:

Mailing address: 29 West Broadway, Derry NH 03038

Board of Trustees

President: Mike Gendron

Vice President: Mary McCarthy Hoegen

Secretary: Kerran Vigroux

Treasurer: Michelle Hanson

Trustee: Matt Cahoon

Trustee: Mark Berglund

Trustee: Beverly Donovan 


Committees

We currently have three active committees in place:

  • Derry Public Arts Committee: Promoting access to and enjoyment of public art for all!
  • Derryfest Committee: Responsible for planning, producing and running the annual town fair.
  • Tech Committee: Responsible for the design and upgrade of the equipment used in the theater.

We are also hoping to form two additional committees:

  • Grant Writing Committee: Responsible for seeking and applying for eleigible grants that benefit the theatre and arts council.
  • Fund Raising Committee: Responsible for researching and implementing fund raising ideas that benefit the theatre and arts council.

If you would like to join any of these committees or would just like more information, contact us:

Phone:


Workshops

Periodically the Greater Derry Arts Council sponsors an annual series of workshops in theatrical lighting and sound.

We currently do not have any workshops scheduled but check back often.
Contact us if you would like more information regarding the workshops or to be notified when the workshops are scheduled:

Phone:

These workshops are free, but do require advance registration. Participation in the workshops is open to anyone with an interest. The workshops also constitute one element of the Certified Production Staff program for the Derry Opera House.

Each year the basic lighting and sound workshops are repeated.

Basic Sound Workshop

This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and equipment Typically used in theatrical sound design and production. The Material will cover basic technology, including audio signaling standards, microphones, mixers, outboard processing equipment, amplifiers and speakers.

The morning session will be a lecture with examples, and the afternoon session will be a practical lab exercise.
Click here for a link to the presentation slides for the Basic Sound Workshop (PDF format).

Basic Lighting Workshop

This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and equipment typically used in theatrical lighting design and production. The material will cover basic technology, including types of lamps and lighting instruments, dimming and control systems, cabling and power distribution and basic elements of execution, such as hanging and focusing lights.

The morning session will be a lecture with examples, and the afternoon session will be a practical lab exercise.
Click here for a link to the presentation slides for Basic Lighting Workshop (PDF format).

We often schedule Intermediate level workshops, with selected advanced topics. These will change from year to year.


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