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The Arts Council of Princeton Receives New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant

Princeton, NJ (October30, 2020) -- The Arts Council of Princeton is the proud recipient of a general operating support grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Council has awarded more than $16.3 million in grants to more than 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council's 54th Annual Meeting, which was held virtually due to ongoing COVID restrictions.

The $50,000 grant for general operating support recognizes the value of the free public programs and educational experiences the Arts Council of Princeton provides to the community.

"This grant acknowledges the important work we do in the community and helps pay for the day-to-day operating costs like heat, electricity, and health insurance for staff that are hard to find funders for. Many folks aren't aware that the Arts Council of Princeton is an independent non-profit organization and receives no municipal funding. This grant is vital to us, and we're grateful for state support." says Caroline Cleaves, the Arts Council's Director of Development.

According to a recent study, conducted by ArtPride NJ, New Jersey nonprofit arts organizations have lost more than $100 million and counting due to pandemic related closures, cancellations, and lost contributed and earned revenue. A thriving arts sector generates more than $660 million in economic activity statewide, employs nearly 22,000 workers, and engages more than 8.3 million people who stay in hotels, and eat and shop locally. For more on the important role the arts play in recovery, visit KeepJerseyArtsAlive.org.

 

Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton, a non-profit organization founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of building community through the arts by presenting a wide range of programs including public art projects, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.  To learn more, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or follow @artscouncilofprinceton.

 

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