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(NEWARK, NJ) -- As part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ second major funding announcement for 2018, NEA Chairman Jane Chu has approved an Art Works grant of $84,000 to Newark Arts on behalf of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable for its planned trauma-informed care work. NAER will be partnering with two local organizations, Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition and My Brother's Keeper Newark. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- The Rahway Arts & Business Partnership is seeking submissions of artists and artwork for display and exhibition during Rahway NJ’s Culture Crawl Festival 2018 on Saturday, September 22nd from 1:00pm to 6:00pm – Rain or shine!  The arts in general are underfunded and in some situations under attack. Rahway is supporting the arts in many ways and this is one more!  Culture Crawl is a one day explosion of the arts all throughout the downtown. Entrance deadline is June 30.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- HobokenArts Online Gallery is kicking off summer with its second fine art exhibition of 2018, “Art in Asbury Park”, to be held from June 2 – July 8, 2018 at Palette ArtSpace, located at 716 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park,  in the downtown area known as “the arts block.” Starting June 1, all works being shown can be viewed and purchased online here at HobokenArts.com or at the exhibit space at Palette ArtSpace.... READ ON

(BELMAR, NJ) -- New Jersey Stage magazine Issue 47 has been released.  The issue features Jersey artist Stacie Rose as its cover story and contains a mix of film, music, and theatre features.  It is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com ... READ ON








No doubt you remember the state marketing slogan “New Jersey and You – Perfect Together.” In many ways, I think that is an apt description of the partnering of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rowan University Art Gallery for the 2018 Arts Annual Exhibition “Navigating Elements,” on view at the Art Gallery through July 28.... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) --  The talents of 21 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in "Mercer County Artists 2018," which runs from Monday, May 21 to Monday, July 9. The show features 28 works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite, mixed media, ceramic, wood and more. Eighty-eight artists submitted work for the jurying process.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will open its two summer exhibitions: “Oh, what a world! What a world!” and Containment on June 1st. The exhibitions will be on view throughout the summer and will close on Sunday, September 9, 2018.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey for the exhibition Kevin Sampson: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Fifteen arts-related organizations were awarded grants totaling over $1.3 million to expand arts and cultural programs and opportunities in New Jersey.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- With construction underway on its celebrated, $26 million expansion, officials Monday night at the Count Basie Theatre – the top-selling nonprofit performing arts center in New Jersey and one of the top such venues in the U.S. and world – announced that a new name, the Count Basie Center for the Arts, will now represent all the organization stands for.... READ ON


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