Luna Stage awarded NEA grant for ‘Voting Writes’ project

Luna Stage awarded NEA grant for ‘Voting Writes’ project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has been awarded an Art Works grant for $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming program “Secret Cities: Voting Writes,” a series of plays and songs investigating the roots of voter apathy and activation. This project is created in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, […]

GOA students participate in pilot theater program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association selected 12, two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Jordan Herskowitz, Golda Och Academy’s Upper School dean of students and arts department chair, was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for this prestigious program, which is supported by a grant from the […]

MCM brings spring concert to MMS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Community Music presents its annual spring concert, “Celebrating 15 Years of Making Music in Maplewood,” featuring the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, with special performances by the Maplewood Middle School eighth-grade wind ensemble and the MMS honors wind symphony. The concert will be Wednesday, March 29, at […]

Theater Project to present ‘Crowns’ at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The award-winning professional company The Theater Project has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the musical “Crowns” at its home base in Maplewood’s Burgdorff Center for the Arts. Performances will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 23 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at […]

Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]

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 […]