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The New Jersey Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture is a statewide initiative to increase communication and share information with municipal leaders about the many ways arts and culture improve community life. 

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Need Help with Local ARPA Aid?

Arts and cultural assets can benefit from local American Rescue Plan support. Counties throughout New Jersey have awarded dozens of nonprofit arts organizations grants to help them recover from pandemic related losses. Bloomberg e311 is a new collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors helping cities identify, obtain, and retain federal funding for COVID recovery and response efforts, and infrastructure investments. A search in the knowledge base under “tourism” offers advice regarding nonprofit eligibility and use of ARPA funds.

Image of Frontline Paper Veteran workshops held at Bellarmine University & Frontline Arts

Frontline Arts in Branchburg Expands Combat Paper Program for Vets

Frontline Arts is one of 26 organizations nationwide selected to receive a Creative Forces® Community Engagement grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, enabling them to expand weekly and mobile monthly papermaking sessions at the Branchburg location and the South Jersey Vet Center in Egg Harbor. Frontline Arts specializes in the transformative process of making handmade paper from military uniforms, creating a platform for veterans and non-veterans to come together and share stories.


Perth Amboy Artworks Addresses Climate Change on Earth Day

Perth Amboy Artworks recently produced five catch basin murals for Earth Day. Catch basin mural projects across the U.S. are an innovative public art intervention using public infrastructure. In Perth Amboy, the Catch Basin Murals are quality works of art painted in high-profile locations on city stormwater infrastructure. The projects not only supported local arts and beautified the city, but also raised awareness about flooding.


NJ League of Municipalities Conference

Join us at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in Room 416 of the Atlantic City Convention Center for a panel discussion on how arts and culture can help revive struggling downtowns.

Mayor's Quote of the Month

By enhancing the cultural value of the City's creative and economic life through collaboration, education, community inclusion, and innovation, residents and local businesses will benefit from a new vision for the area defined by arts, culture, equity, and sustainability...

— Newark Mayor Ras. J. Baraka, renaming Washington Park as Harriet Tubman Square, June 20, 2022


The New Jersey Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture is presented by
the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and ArtPride New Jersey

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
432 High Street, First Floor | Burlington, New Jersey 08016

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