New Jersey Stage
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Monmouth Arts Announces 2014 Local Arts Program Grants
Grants are awarded through a competitive process evaluated by a panel of arts experts with recommendations sent to the Monmouth Arts Board of Trustees for approval. Applications were evaluated on the following criteria: Artistic Excellence and Organizational Capacity: broad public benefit; accessibility to the public; commitment to life long learning in the arts; accountability (financial soundness with broad support). Funds for these grants come through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The awards were presented at a networking meeting held at The Spring Lake Community House and Theatre on September 18th and included highlights from ArtHelps, Monmouth Arts' program bringing the healing power of the arts to communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
After losing their community mosaic mural to Hurricane Sandy, the Arts Society of Keyport is rebuilding the mosaic again on the water front of Keyport, NJ. "We were given another chance through the help of Monmouth Arts and ArtHelps. I dare any storm to do that again," said Arts Society of Keyport member Mary Ann McKay. Monmouth Arts encourages everyone to visit Monmoutharthelps.org to learn more about ArtHelps.
The grants include General Operating Support (GOS) for arts organizations, General Program Support (GPS) for other types of non-profit organizations that have significant arts programs, Special Project Support (SP) for all types of non-profit organizations, Small Scale Arts Activity Grants (SSAA) and Mini-grants (MINI) for small and emerging groups. For further information on the Local Arts Grant Program contact Mary Eileen Fouratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 732-212-1890 ext. 2.
The programs of the Monmouth County Arts Council are made possible in part by funds from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Monmouth 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.
FY 2014 Grant Awards
Organization Type Town Discipline Grant Amount
ARC of Monmouth SP Tinton Falls Visual Arts 1,000
Arcadian Chorale GOS Matawan Choral music 3,100
Art Alliance of Mon. Cty. GOS Red Bank Visual Arts 1,840
Atlantic Highlands Arts Cncl GOS Atlantic Highlands Multi-disciplinary 1,800
Ballet Co Performing Arts Ens. GOS Red Bank Dance 4,300
Belmar Arts Council GOS Belmar Multi-disciplinary 1,900
Black Box of Asbury Park SSAA Asbury Park Multi-disciplinary 1,000
Center Players GOS Freehold Theatre 6,190
Company of Dance Arts GOS Red Bank Dance 6,500
Latino Coalition Foundation SP Freehold Multi-disciplinary 1,000
Derling Dance Arts SP Red Bank Dance 2,300
Downtown Concert Series SP Freehold Multi-disciplinary 1,000
Guild of Creative Art GOS Shrewsbury Visual Arts 2,500
Heart of New Jersey Chorus GOS Hazlet Choral music 1,300
Holmdel Theatre Company GOS Holmdel Theatre 7,154 Jazz Arts Project GOS Red Bank Music 5,300
Liberty Oak Chorus SSAA Freehold Choral Music 1,000
Middletown Arts Council GOS Middletown Multi-disciplinary 4,250
Monmouth Civic Chorus GOS Red Bank Choral music 10,000
Monmouth County Historical Aso. SP Freehold Visual arts 4,466
New Jersey Chamber Singers GOS Red Bank Choral music 1,150
New Jersey State Youth Orch. SSAA Red Bank Instrumental Music 1,000
Phoenix Productions GOS Red Bank Theatre 6,600
Premier Theatre Co. GOS Asbury Park Theatre 5,500
Red Bank Rivercenter SP Red Bank Multi-disciplinary 2,600
The Shrewsbury Chorale SP Shrewsbury Choral Music 1,250
Mini grants (8 awarded during 2014) MINI various various 4,000
TOTAL $ 91,000