The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council's 52nd Annual Meeting held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.
“The New Jersey State Council on the Arts continues to build on its unwavering commitment to award grants to the arts community and support the partnerships we have seen here today,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “The arts challenge us to be creative and learn new skills, all of which help keep the mind astute and boost confidence. We congratulate and remain extremely grateful to today's award winners for their contribution and dedication to preserving a vital resource in their communities that directly improves the quality of life for everyone.”
Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson remarked, “Every year my colleagues and I marvel at what we discover about New Jersey's arts industry, and I am very proud of the work we do. In every corner of our state, you can find a thriving and tenacious creative community.”