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




Middlesex County Office of Arts & History

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has partnered with Americans for the Arts on the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) Internship program. For the past 25 years, DIAL has only been administered in New York City, and the Council is proud to be AFTA's first statewide partner on this important initiative.

DIAL matches undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and business mentors, to guide students' personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2019, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grant six full-time, paid, ten-week-long internships in New Jersey.


NJ arts organizations are invited to apply as a 2019 Host Site.

To host an intern, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or other public arts organization
  • Have a minimum of two full-time staff members.
  • Successful candidates also should be able to demonstrate:
    • a commitment to cultural equity in the arts
    • a proposed arts management project that is challenging and substantive, and not only clerical in nature
    • a positive, nurturing working and learning environment.

Please complete the online application by February 13th.

For questions, please contact Stephanie Nerbak, Council Program Associate at 609-292-4474 or by email at


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