Mission
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
Philip M. Colicchio
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

Lawrence K. Carlbon (1929-2017)
Council Member (2000-2017)

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Council Chair Liz Mattson


The Council mourns the loss of our beloved colleague and friend who served this agency and New Jersey’s arts community with distinction.

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:
33 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Directions

Tel: (609) 292-6130
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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Public Art Matters in New Jersey


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We Want to Hear From You!
Attend the next public meeting. Give us your feedback on Council progress and plans.

December 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Two River Theater in Red Bank
More information to follow
Arts Council's 50th Anniversary logo
Celebrate Discover Jersey Arts Month with #ArtoberNJ!
Governor Christie has proclaimed October to be Discover Jersey Arts Month.
Help us celebrate!
Arts Council's 50th Anniversary logo
2017 Arts Education Census Report

Groundbreaking research on the status of arts education in New Jersey schools.

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Workshops by the Cultural Access Network of NJ
Learn how to effectively complete the newly revised FY18/20 ADA Plan Outline required of State Arts Council GOS/GPS/LAP grantees.

Multiple dates and locations
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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