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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Received Multiple Grants During the Month of October


Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Received Multiple Grants During the Month of October

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) recently received multiple grant awards from several funders that demonstrates their continued commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art.

* $21,359 awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) for a partner program with the Elizabeth Public School district to address students’ needs, including those created and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

* $25,000 awarded by the PwC Charitable Foundation to support VACNJ’s Cultures and Literacies Through Art for the 21st Century programming for English language learners.

* $9,500 from the Hyde and Watson Foundation to support the purchase and installation of equipment for Studio School

$5,000 from the Columbia Bank Foundation, to support creative art therapy with New Jersey veterans.

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“The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is both grateful and excited to be the recipient of these grants,” said Melanie Cohn. Executive Director at VACNJ. “These funds allow us to innovate and grow programs and resources that benefit our communities. The work done as a result of these awards wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of these institutions.”

For more than 85 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned Studio School, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors, and people with special needs every year.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm Street in Summit, NJ. Gallery hours: Monday– Thursday, 10:00am–8:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm; and Sunday, 11:00am–4:00pm. Please call 908.273.9121 to confirm holiday hours.  

Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided in part by the Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation; the Wilf Family Foundations; and Art Center members and donors.

originally published: 11/10/2021

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