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Are you an arts organization looking for funding or other needs?
Are you local artist looking to connect?
Register with the JCAC so we can keep you in the loop on grants, venues, policy and more! 


February 13

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is coming to Jersey City for a special

public meeting for the art organizations and artists of jersey city

Tuesday, February 13, 11 AM
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

The NJ State Council on the Arts invites all artists and arts organizations to this special reception and feedback session, including:

  • A meet-and-greet with the NJ State Council on the Arts key members.
  • Council committee reports and public feedback session on their long-range strategic plan.
  • Announcement of the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship recipients.
  • Plus refreshments!

it is imperative that the Jersey City arts community attend this meeting en force. We need to show the NJ State Council on the Arts how successfully the arts are thriving in our great city. Future funding depends on it! This event is free and open to the public.

Click here to learn more.

February 28

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Jersey City Arts Council and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs are pleased to present


A special lecture with Dr. Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University, as part of the NJCH’s Public Scholars Project.


Wednesday, February 28, 7-9 PM
Apple Tree House
298 Academy Street
Jersey City, NJ

Click here to RSVP. Space is limited. This event is free and open to the public.

Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. How do we know this? Over the past 50 years, Springsteen has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans. But many don’t know the extent to which his work has been influenced by the American folk tradition. Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this session, participants can learn about some of the works that have influenced one of Jersey’s most celebrated musical artists.

LECTURER: Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University

Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University, received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research interests include Latin literature, Augustan Rome, Cleopatra VII, and ancient geography. She is the author of the books Reading Rivers in Roman Literature and Culture, Cleopatra: a Sourcebook, Cleopatra, and Africa: Greek and Roman Perspectives from Homer to Apuleius.

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Arts Organizations Funding Form

In order to better serve the arts community, the JCAC wants to learn more about the needs of your organization--from funding to facilities. Click on the link below to tell us more.


Artist Registration

By registering as an artist with the JCAC, we can learn more about your needs, help you connect with other members of the vast Jersey City arts community, and keep you up to date on arts-related happenings and information. Click below to register now.