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
Germaine B. Trabert, 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
Sharon Burton Turner
Lana Gold Walder

ex officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
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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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FY 2015 Artists' Fellowship Recipients Announced

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The NJ State Council on the Arts joins with countless others around the state and nation in mourning the loss of Dr. Clement Price. Former Chair of the Council and beloved friend of the arts community, Dr. Price was an indescribable force of knowledge, humanitarianism and leadership. His legacy will live on.
Support NJ Poetry Out Loud's State Champion at the Poetry Out Loud 2015 National Finals
Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium,
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Photo Credits: The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; ISC; Richard Stockton College
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