New Jersey Stage

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ARTSCAP ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING AND 2011 PLAN TO GROW THE ARTS IN ASBURY PARK

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The non-profit, volunteer organization ArtsCAP (Arts Coalition of Asbury Park), is continuing its mission of supporting Asbury Park's creative community with the announcement of a new strategic plan and mission statement during its annual meeting on June 30. Scheduled at the Mattison Ave. restaurant Trinity and the Pope, ArtsCAP will be presenting a new five-year plan as well as electing officers to the board.

For the past six years, ArtsCAP has greatly contributed to the preservation and enrichment of Asbury Park's most cherished asset – the arts.  This year, board members will announce new and exciting projects, all of which will provide volunteers with the opportunity to support the city's vibrant creative community.

Community is, and will always be, an important aspect of ArtsCAP's success.  The organization's past endeavors include the pairing of high school students with theater professionals to help develop students' improvisational techniques, movement and script development.  ArtsCAP is also dedicated to the beautification of Asbury Park through public art displays, some of which include sculpture, murals and video art.

In March, a community stakeholder meeting served as a catalyst to discuss and prioritize challenges such as board development, fundraising, infrastructure, and partnerships. ArtsCAP's annual meeting will continue to address these items and move forward with key initiatives that will support the city's identity as an arts and cultural destination.

Community members interested in the arts and the future of Asbury Park are encouraged to attend the June-30 meeting.  The festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m. with complimentary snacks and a happy-hour-priced cash bar. The annual meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by music and social networking until 10:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.ArtsCAP.org.

This program has been made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


About ArtsCAP
Founded in 2005, ArtsCAP (the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park) is a non-profit volunteer organization.  Its mission is to promote the arts as a positive force for growth in Asbury Park. To learn more, please visit www.ArtsCAP.org.