State Council on the Arts awards over $15.8M in grants

TRENTON  – The State Council on the Arts has awarded more than $15.8 million in grants in state and federal funding to approximately 800 arts organizations or artists.

The awards were distributed through several grant programs including $13,983,608 in 196 matching grants to organizations and $1,800,802 in 28 co-sponsored initiatives that support state and regional partnerships which advance arts education, showcase New Jersey artists, increase access to the arts for people with disabilities, foster arts in community development and healthcare, and promote the arts statewide, the Council said in a release.

Twenty one of the matching grants, totaling $1,894,094, are awarded to county arts agencies for local arts development, the Council stated.

The Council also approved $26,697 in funding for nine folk arts apprenticeships which help sustain the traditional arts of New Jersey’s many different cultural communities, and recommended up to $400,000 for as many as 15 stabilization project grants to the Cultural Trust board, pending availability of grant funds from the Trust’s interest earnings, according to the Council.

Download a list of grants by discipline/panel category.

Download a list of grants by county.

Download a list of those honored with Citations or designated as Majors.

State Council on the Arts awards over $15.8M in grants