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
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State-designee
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:
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

In 1966, the legislature passed and the governor signed a law creating the NJ State Council on the Arts and directing us to do all that is necessary and appropriate to: support, encourage, and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey.
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State Arts Council Honors 18 NJ Artists
Investment helps keep artists at work.

Press Release - February 13, 2018

See the list of 2018 Artist Fellowship Award Winners
Arts Council's 50th Anniversary logo
Message from the Executive Director

January 23, 2018 Message
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Cultural Trust Grants for Arts Organizations Available

Funds will Increase Accessibility to the Arts

Grants Available
Arts Council's 50th Anniversary logo
Grants for Folk and Traditional Arts Available

Support preserves diverse cultural traditions statewide

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Arts Council's 50th Anniversary logo
2018 Access Roundtable Series
Join the Cultural Access Network for monthly sessions on making the arts in New Jersey accessible to all people.

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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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