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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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National Study Finds Local Arts Agencies are Catalysts for Art Vibrancy

Recent research conducted by SMU Data Arts pointed to multiple ways that local arts agencies are catalysts for art vibrancy in their communities. The more grant dollars they have to invest in artists and arts organizations and the more programs and services they provide, the more their communities pulse with arts-driven creative and economic life, vigor, and activity. The link below provides the full report, an overview, and video testimonials.


June 22 at 9 am

ArtPride Webinar
Working with your Local Arts Agency/Commission

Join us on June 22 to learn how government and local arts commissions/arts agencies work together to create arts vibrancy in the communities described above. Values are often the sameβ€”connecting residents through the joy of artistic expressionβ€”but strategies and ways of working can be very different. Hear from New Jersey arts and government leaders in small towns and large cities who are successful collaborators. 


The Art of Healing

Jane Zamost, former Healing Arts Program Coordinator for Capital Health in Hopewell, describes her work, the role of the arts in healing, and a recent exhibit of visual art at the Arts Council of Princeton. She says, β€œWhen life is challenging, creativity offers us a respite from the day and the ability to find our flow. In my opinion, it’s a necessity in our lives, no different from nourishing ourselves well and staying fit.”


Mayor's Quote of the Month

β€œInterested in the Arts? Want to be part of Woodbridge's Creative Arts Team? Take the Creative Arts Assets Survey to tell us a little about you & sign up to be part of the team!”

John McCormac, Mayor of Woodbridge Township, NJ


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