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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. 

To receive News You Can Use each month and other benefits of the NJ Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture (e.g., funding resources, arts ordinance library and virtual convenings), please click here.


Turntable Artists: Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi, SLO Architecture, A New View – Camden (public art at illegal dump site)

Grant Funds Available for Plans to Develop Underutilized Public Spaces

A new opportunity is now available to develop underutilized public spaces (think about including arts and culture!). Grants up to $50,000 are available through the NJEDA’s Economic Recovery Fund. Applications are being accepted until Oct. 24 and will be scored on asset impact, community engagement, previous experience, and other factors.


Haddonfield Mayor Appointed to South Jersey Film Office Cooperative

Haddonfield Mayor Colleen Bianco Bezich was recently appointed to the South Jersey Film Office Collaborative established earlier this year to encourage television and movie studios to film in Camden and Gloucester counties. Bezich’s prior experience includes video production and providing pro bono services to artists and arts organizations for more than a decade.


Are Nonprofit Arts Groups in Your Town Benefitting from ARPA Funds?

Several New Jersey counties are offering grants from American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to nonprofit arts organizations that suffered significant losses due to the COVID19 pandemic. In Monmouth County 13 nonprofit art groups received grants totaling nearly $3.5 million. Please Email ArtPride and let us know if arts and cultural organizations in your municipality are receiving support through ARPA funds.


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

"ArtPride New Jersey has been an integral resource for Point Pleasant Beach as we have launched and grown our Point Beach Arts Committee. The NJ Mayor's Committee on Arts and Culture has further added value through the ability to network and learn from other municipalities making a difference. We're grateful to be a part of the entire initiative." 

Paul M. Kanitra, Mayor of Point Pleasant Beach


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