As most of you are aware the State funding freeze is a source of major concern for arts organizations (as well as many others.) For more information on the freeze and the effects it may have, please read Peggy McGlone’s article in the Star-Ledger, N.J. Arts Groups Fret as State Freezes $10M in Grants. We will follow up with [ … ] Read more
The NJ State Budget is nearing completion. After much debate it was passed yesterday and is awaiting Governor Corzine’s signature.
Due to your extraordinary advocacy efforts, (like those of arts advocate extraordinaire, Maris Smith, of the NJ Theatre Alliance, pictured in the photo. Maris carried the message to countless theatre audience members of ALL ages), the FY09 budget contains the [ … ] Read more
Governor Corzine announced his FY09 budget proposal today and the arts lost $5.9 million. It only took 5 years to get that much–a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Now we have to prove all over again that the arts are important to New Jersey residents. We can do that–the arts ARE important, and we are part of the solution, [ … ] Read more
Sunday, February 24, 2008 BY PEGGY McGLONE Star-Ledger
Leaders of New Jersey’s theaters, museums, dance troupes and orchestras are bracing for cuts in state aid that will weaken their already unstable financial health. Gov. Jon Corzine has not released specific details of his budget plan, to be unveiled Tuesday in Trenton, but he has said it will include widespread and [ … ] Read more
Yesterday the inaugural class was inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame. They are: (Historical) Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Thomas Edison, (General) Harriet Tubman, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, Toni Morrison, (Sports) Yogi Berra, Bill Bradley, Vince Lombardi, (Enterprise) Buzz Aldrin, Malcolm Forbes, Robert Wood Johnson, (Arts & Entertainment) Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep, and Bruce Springsteen.
Governor Corzine introduced the Class [ … ] Read more
For 41 years, arts appropriations have been tied to the Garden State’s up and down fiscal affairs.
Next year, funding will increase by $2.8 million to $21.5 million. The funds will be distributed among 800 New Jersey arts groups. Last week, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts announced grants.
The [ … ] Read more
Governor Corzine’s budget contains a 10% increase in funding for arts and history for FY08. Arts funding for cultural projects through the NJ State Council on the Arts is proposed at $21 million, which is $1.7 million shy of the 2006 level prescribed by legislation that established the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax.
History funding is proposed to increase $346,000 bringing it [ … ] Read more