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

Tel: (609) 292-6130
NJ Relay: 711

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to help inform recovery funding and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations in New Jersey who have financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We know survey fatigue is real. We wouldn't ask you to fill out another unless it was necessary. The biggest question we need to answer immediately can only be answered with input from you: What is the economic impact on the arts in New Jersey, and how much financial need is there in our sector?

To answer that big picture question, we are asking 4 financial questions about the impact on your work or organization. We know that these are hard questions to answer- so much is changing every day. Please take the time to tell us the financial impact with your best estimates. If you need assistance answering these questions, email us and we can help.

We need to act quickly, considering the already high need in the field. Please respond to one or both of the surveys linked below by Monday, March 30th. Our goal is to get a realistic picture of the financial need of the sector so that we can tell state, federal, and philanthropic leaders what's truly needed to keep the sector alive. 

Thank you and be well.

Allison Tratner, Executive Director
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Survey for Arts Organizations HERE
Survey for Artists and Arts Sector Workers HERE 

Please note: These surveys are for all in the arts sector, not only State Arts Council grantees.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to 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. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit