Paul Feely of the New Hampshire Union Leader reports in "6 blocks eyed for cultural district in Manchester," on members of the Manchester Cultural District Coalition who are working to establish a cultural district in the city. The group intends to enhance economic development opportunities with arts and design initiatives. The Cultural District would consist of a six-block area around Victory Park, and include buildings such as the The Palace Theatre, the Manchester Historic Association, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Old Sol Music Hall.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art also offers a Certificate in Creative Placemaking that was developed in partnership with the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking for those interested in using creative activities as vehicles for building more livable, economically viable, sustainable, and equitable communities. Additionally, NHIA also offers a variety of community education classees, a youth arts lab, and summer programs for art educators or teens.