New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Address

One Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102
County: Essex
www.njpac.org

Contact

Ms. Sue-Ellen Wright

Grant Amount

$75,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

To provide project support of three Jersey-centric festivals: Jersey Moves! Dance Festival, Stages Theater Festival, and TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.

Organization Background

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened its doors on October 18, 1997. Fifteen years later it stands proudly as a center of arts and culture amidst the hectic urban atmosphere which surrounds it. NJPAC is not only an arts center, but a gathering place for the entire community, embracing New Jersey's ethnically and culturally diverse population. NJPAC works hard to make all of our New Jersey community feel welcome and our efforts continue to pay off as our audience has grown even more diverse. Our last survey showed that NJPAC's overall audience is approximately 61% Caucasian, 27% African-American, 8% Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2% of other descent. The residents of Newark are greatly represented among the 400,000 people who attend performances and events as well as more than 60,000 children, families and educators who directly participate in our Arts Education programs each year.

Conceived as an arts center with a social conscience, NJPAC is driven by a five point mission to present the world's greatest artists in the State's most spectacular setting; to convene ongoing civic, social, cultural and intellectual exchanges; to engage New Jersey's diverse population; to enhance and transform children and families through arts education; and to help drive Newark's revitalization.

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