The mission of the Arts Council is to improve
the quality of life of this state by helping the arts to flourish.
Elizabeth A. Mattson, Chair
Sharon Burton Turner, 1st Vice Chair
Kevin M. O'Brien, 2nd Vice Chair
Lawrence K. Carlbon
Philip M. Colicchio
Marilyn Harkett Dore
Joyce C. Goore
Carol Ann Herbert
Dolores A. Kirk
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
NJ State Council on the Arts
P.O. Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625-0306
225 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Tel: (609) 292-6130
Fax: (609) 989-1440
NJ Relay: 711
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.
Fellowships for New Jersey Artists Available!
Deadline: July 15, 2016
In support of the stabilization of arts organizations
June 15, 2016 – Notice of Intent
(required but non-binding)
August 3, 2016 – Applications Due
June 2, 2016 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thrive Arts Conference 2016
Princeton University - McDonnell Hall
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!
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.
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