The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding for over 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council's 49th Annual Meeting held in Trenton.
"The arts industry is critical to New Jersey's economic growth and creative vitality," said Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, who also serves as Secretary of State. "The grants awarded through the State Arts Council support cultural assets in every region that help shape New Jersey communities as great places to live, visit, do business and raise a family."
Arts Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson stated, "Today's actions reflect the Council's commitment to excellence, and to ensuring that the public funds entrusted to us are invested wisely in the people and organizations that make this state great."