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
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
Directions

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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State Arts Council Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us! This meeting and reception are free of charge and open to the public.
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Cultural Trust
Grants Available
In support of the stabilization of arts organizations
Deadlines:
August 3, 2016 – Applications Due read more
Poetry Out Loud
Congratulations to NJ Poetry Out Loud State Champion Celeste Sena who represented our state proudly at the National finals in Washington, DC!
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NJ State Arts Council Names First-Ever Folk Arts Master Artist, Armando Sosa
This award honors Sosa's lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and significant contributions made to New Jersey's folk and traditional arts through community engagement.
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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
Find Out About
Events, exhibits, & performances near you, visit jerseyarts.com.
Opportunities For
The Field

Opportunities for Artists & Arts Organizations
Art Matters NJ
Making the case for the arts across the state.
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Public art projects, juried visual arts and calls for entry?
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NJ Cultural Alliance for Response
Statewide Emergency response network for the arts.
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