Arts Horizons


1 Grand Avenue
Suite 7
Englewood, NJ 07631
County: Bergen


Ms. Jenifer Simon

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For support of the 2014 summer Artist/Teacher Institute including scholarships for teachers.

Organization Background

The mission of Arts Horizons (AH) is 'to foster the development of the whole person and to improve education by delivering quality arts programs and activities to schools and communities.'

AH goals are:

* To provide quality arts experiences

* To support the skills that encourage life-long learning

* To seek and strengthen sustainable partnerships and collaborations with schools and organizations

Founded in 1978, we offer 45 performance programs, presented by 185 artists, and a roster of over 200 professional teaching artists who conduct residency and professional development programs. In FY13, we conducted 4,732 arts events.

All programs align with our board approved Strategic Plan and are conducted as partnerships with schools, colleges and universities, other organizations, community and senior facilities. Many of these partnerships are of long standing: 14 years with NJSCA (aTi), 17 years with Newark and Orange schools, 10 years with Weehawken Schools, 7 years with the Englewood Library. We also work with advocacy /policy organizations such as NJ Arts Education Partnership, Arts Educators of NJ, ArtPride and co-chair the NJ Arts Education Collective.

Programs include:

ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS: We create and present a wide range of sequential, innovative, educational, and culturally diverse arts programs through classroom workshops, artist-in residence workshop series, performances and events, appropriate for all children, including at-risk and special populations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We provide teachers and artists opportunities that strengthen their teaching and improve student learning.

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME / SPECIAL AUDIENCES: We provide school and community-based arts programs for all children and lifelong learning for seniors.

AH is governed by an 13-member Board of Trustees and currently employs 7 F/T and 7 P/T staff. Trustees are elected for 3-year renewable terms and are expected to contribute leadership, expertise, time, funds and contacts.

Elizabeth Halverstam, Executive Director, divides her time between artistic, administrative and fundraising functions. Ms. Halverstam served as Program Director for 22 years prior to her appointment as Executive Director in 2009. Jenifer Simon, Director of NJ Partnerships & aTi is responsible for educational content, planning and evaluation of NJ programs and has managed aTi for 6 years.

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