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Granted for excellence in artistic quality, programming, and public service in the arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence is the organization's most prestigious mark of distinction. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State working to improve the quality of life in NJ by helping the arts flourish. For more information about the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, visit www.njartscouncil.org.
Join us at JCC MetroWest for the 2012-13 Arts Season at the Gaelen Center for the Arts!
Find your creative side - sign up for a class in the School of the Arts. Take a stroll through one of the Gaelen Galleries. Watch for the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Extra! programming in November and February. For more information on Gaelen Center for the Arts programming, visit us at www.jccmetrowest.org/arts.
Created as an agency of state government, the NJSCA operates as a division within the Department of State. Its purpose is to encourage and give financial support to artists, arts organizations, and projects throughout New Jersey. NJSCA support brings the benefits of the arts to audiences exceeding 18 million annually.
The NJSCA receives funding through direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
In addition to direct funding to arts organizations and projects, the NJSCA supports activities and events carried out by nonprofit organizations and artists whose combined efforts move nearly a billion dollars through our state's economy every year.
The NJSCA works closely with a growing array of partners involved in arts education, community cultural planning, urban revitalization, communications and broadcasting, transportation, travel and tourism, social services and economic development.