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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October is Discover Jersey Arts Month!
Governor Christie has officially proclaimed October 2015 as Discover Jersey Arts Month!

Enter to win a DJA prize pack by participating in #ArtoberNJ!
NJ State Council on the Arts
Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Nominate a Folk Arts Master Artist for a FAMA Award!
Deadline: October 31, 2015
To commemorate 20 years of the Council’s Folk Arts Program, we are offering the Folk Arts Master Artist Award to one Master Artist in recognition of lifetime achievement and artistic excellence.
Register for New Jersey Poetry Out Loud!
Learn more about the National Poetry Recitation program inspiring thousands of high school students.

All NJ public, private, and homeschool associations are encouraged to participate.
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