Sustaining racial literacy in the arts with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Sustaining racial literacy in the arts with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

NEWARK, NJ — In an ongoing effort to bring the community together and to encourage the public to participate in the movement to ensure civil rights for all, on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., NJPAC will present a virtual workshop, “Archeology of the Self With Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz: Sustaining Racial Literacy in the […]

NJPAC offers arts education classes for students K-12

NJPAC offers arts education classes for students K-12

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s arts education programs bring a distinctive approach to arts education, connecting students K-12 with well-experienced teaching artists. NJPAC’s students enjoy the state-of-the-art performance space for innovative, diverse performance and engagement for students and teachers. Through jazz, hip-hop, acting, poetry and more, NJPAC provides its instructors with strategies […]

NJPAC still accepting entries for Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

NJPAC still accepting entries for Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is still accepting entries for the 11th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before Tuesday, Sept. 6, by visiting www.SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the fall, […]

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Jewish Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, May 31, recognized the influence and positive impact that Jewish people have had, and continue to have, on the economy and culture of Essex County. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Essex County […]

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Great Point Studios, a studio investment/management business specializing in film and television infrastructure, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced a partnership with global content leader Lionsgate to build a major new production facility in Newark. The facility will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios. As the facility’s long-term […]

New Colton Institute extends NJPAC’s commitment to advancing arts education

New Colton Institute extends NJPAC’s commitment to advancing arts education

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has announced the creation of the Colton Institute for Research and Training in the Arts. Building on NJPAC’s focus on arts education as a means of learning, empowerment, and social and emotional development, the Colton Institute will be devoted to pedagogic research, curriculum creation, teacher training […]

Bank announces $4.2M commitment to 75 New Jersey nonprofits

NEW JERSEY — Bank of America recently announced more than $4.2 million in grants to 75 New Jersey nonprofit organizations that will help drive economic opportunity and upward mobility for communities. The local nonprofits will focus on basic needs, affordable housing, workforce development, and small business and economic revitalization. “As part of our commitment to […]

Male vocalist wins NJPAC’s 10th Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

Male vocalist wins NJPAC’s 10th Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

NEWARK, NJ — At a star-studded, sold-out performance held Nov. 14 on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center stage, G. Thomas Allen, of Chicago, Ill., was announced the winner of the 10th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist has won the contest. Hosted by NJPAC’s jazz […]

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NEWARK, NJ — The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and broadcast live on WABC-TV and WPVI-TV at 7 p.m.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

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