Newark Arts has announced $100,000 in grants to 33 local arts organizations, designed to drive deeper, more impactful and equitable support for disenfranchised communities, including people of color, artists, and the LGBTQ population. These grants will help to spark economic growth throughout Newark.
“This is by far the largest amount of funding we’ve ever been able to award,” said Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson. “It’s the result of incredible support from key partners such as Prudential Financial and other donors who believe in our mission—to power the arts to transform lives,” said Johnson.
Newark Arts will provide 15 organizations with these competitive grants, called “ArtStart.” An additional 18 arts groups will receive special “PARTNER” grants, to support their long-term commitment to Newark area artists.