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Newark Arts Awards ArtStart Grants

Newark Arts Awards ArtStart Grants

Sunday, June 18, 2017

In front of a capacity crowd at Newark Arts’ Annual Meeting, Executive Director, Jeremy Johnson announced the names of 16 recipients of ArtStart Grants for the 2017-2018 grant cycle. This was a 47% increase in granting by Newark Arts from last year, spurred by a 92% increase in applications. 

Begun in 2001, the ArtStart program cultivates and encourages cultural activity throughout the city, especially programs involving youth and those that take place in Newark’s neighborhoods. Since its inception, Newark Arts has made over 150 grant awards ranging from $500 – $3,000 and totaling over $400,000.