Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and to build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding more than $775,000. JWFNJ board members are […]

SOCO honors Smilow and Abramson, remembers MLK

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of South Orange and Maplewood gathered at South Orange Middle School on Jan. 7 for the South Orange Civic Organization’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and to give the Beloved Community Awards to two deserving residents. Featuring music, poetry and several speakers, the school’s theater was full despite […]

Jazz House Kids to perform in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — The Montclair-based Jazz House Kids Music + Education Fund addresses the crisis in arts education today by bridging the gap for underserved schools and families in need. Jazz House Kids does much more than teach musicians: It gives students an artistic edge through tested programs and a world-class curriculum, striving to […]

Menendez, Booker announce $1.6 million in federal funding to support arts education in N.J.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker recently announced the awarding of a combined $1,610,900 in federal grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to support and enhance arts education throughout New Jersey. The NEA funds state and local arts initiatives through multiple grant categories including Arts Works, Our Town, State […]