Newark Arts Supports 19 Local Arts Groups
Newark Arts has announced the awardees of its annual mini-grant program, ArtStart, for the year 2018-2019. The ArtStart program supports organizations and individuals who create music, dance, theatre, film, visual and/or literary art projects to benefit the residents and neighborhoods of Newark. Nineteen winning proposals won $55,100, which is an increase in both the number of awardees and the total amount awarded from last year, and twice the number of grants from the previous year.
“The mission of Newark Arts is to power the arts to transform lives in the city of Newark,” said Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson. “ArtStart grants grew 36% this year, and 100% over the past year. We have Prudential Financial to thank for their continued commitment. The funding increase is a reflection, in part, of their recent award of $500,000 over four years to Newark Arts for neighborhood arts initiatives.”
The awardees represent all five of Newark’s wards and include five programs specifically aimed at young children, aged 0-5.
“We’re delighted that ongoing support from the Turrell Fund helped us bring learning opportunities to our youngest residents. Congratulations to each of our wonderful grantees, ” said Newark Arts Deputy Director Susan Schear.