The mission of the Arts Council is to improve the quality of life of this state by helping the arts to flourish.
Council Members
Elizabeth A. Mattson, Chair
Sharon Burton Turner, 1st Vice Chair
Kevin M. O'Brien, 2nd Vice Chair

Gary Blackman
Mary-Grace Cangemi
Lawrence K. Carlbon
Philip M. Colicchio
Marilyn Harkett Dore
Ofelia Garcia
Joyce C. Goore
Carol Ann Herbert
Dolores A. Kirk
Ruth Lipper
Trudy Rosato Simpson
Lana Gold Walder

ex officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
Contact The NJ State Council
on the Arts
Mailing Address:
NJ State Council on the Arts
P.O. Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625-0306

Office Address:
225 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Tel: (609) 292-6130
Fax: (609) 989-1440
NJ Relay: 711

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Since 1966, the Arts Council’s volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts to flourish. The Arts Council’s array of programs and services are supported by a direct appropriation from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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FY2017 Grants Available to Organizations
Learn more about applying for General Operating Support, General Program Support and Arts Project Support
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Grant Information Workshop
Navigating the NJ State Council on the Arts Grant Program

December 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

Workshop designed for new applicants or those who need basic help with the grant process.
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Artists in Education Residency Grants Available
Learn more about the AIE Residency Grants Program and get your school involved.
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Attend the next Arts Council Public Meeting!
December 8, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick
Additional details to follow
NJ Cultural Alliance for Response
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The first statewide emergency preparedness and response network in the nation to include the arts.
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Photo Credits: AC Jimenez/Appel Farm Arts & Music Center; Seward Johnson, La Promenade, 1999, Photo by David W. Steele/Grounds For Sculpture; NJ Youth Theatre
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