Monmouth County Arts Council
107 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
ContactMs. Mary Eileen Fouratt
For Monmouth Art's work connecting and partnering with artists, arts groups, students, educators, creative businesses, tourism, local government, community groups, health providers and the public to impact local economies, community building and lifelong learning. Monmouth Arts builds the capacity of non-profit arts groups and artists; supports arts education and promotes art events to the public. Monmouth Arts and the groups we support with grants serve over 800,000 people with more than 3,000 arts events.
The Monmouth County Arts Council, a 501(c)3 and the official Arts Agency of the County, was founded in 1971 to enrich the community by fostering and inspiring the arts. Monmouth Arts' vision is a vibrant arts community that enhances the quality of life in the county. In 1973 Monmouth Arts took over management of the Carlton Theatre (now Count Basie Theatre) until the Theatre went on to flourish as a separate nonprofit in 1999. Over the past 42 years Monmouth Arts has provided millions of dollars in grants to local arts groups for thousands of art programs and events; developed an award winning county arts plan; nurtured the next generation of artists and audiences with the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival; held workshops, networking events and roundtables for artists and arts groups; and marketed art events to the public through publications, social media, e-blasts and our www.monmoutharts.org.
Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director has a M.A. in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College and has been at Monmouth Arts for 16 years. Sandy Taylor, Arts Education Director, is an artist and retired Elementary Art Teacher with a M.ED in Art Education from Kutztown University. Tammy Laverty, New Media Manager has a M.A.T. in Education from Monmouth University and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Danielle Acerra is the newest member of our team, working as a consultant coordinating our ArtHelps initiative. Danny Tamez, Community Arts Director, M.A. Arts Administration, Goucher College left in September. We are waiting until our new Strategic Planning process is completed in December to look at staffing needs based on the plans goals. Until that time the Community Arts Director's responsibilities have been split between program staff and the Executive Director.