Monmouth County Arts Council
107 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
ContactMs. Mary Eileen Fouratt
For general operating support of Monmouth Arts' work connecting arts with community life, education, health, local economies, redevelopment and lifelong learning.
The Monmouth County Arts Council, (Monmouth Arts) 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 43 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 17 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, Community Engagement Manager has a B.A. in Fine Arts in Crafts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and has painted large-scale corporate pieces, murals and commercial art. She began working at Monmouth Arts as the ArtHelps Coordinator in 2013. Previously she worked for the Friendship Train Foundation where she administered an afterschool academic and enrichment program which received funding through the NJ Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant program. Heather Thompson began as an intern and is now a part time Program Assistant while she attends college.