County of Middlesex

Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
703 Jersey Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732)745 4489

ARTS SERVICES

GRANTS,
LOCAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT and Featured Groups,
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and SPECIAL SERVICES.

UNIQUE PROJECT

The Middlesex County Neighborhood Arts Consortium ( MCNAC) is the first coalition of its kind in New Jersey. Through the Consortium and funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Cultural and Heritage Commission joins together local not-for-profit art organizations in a unique venture of cooperative cultural planning, promotion and audience development. This project links the public and private sectors, in order to offer arts activities to Middlesex County .

GRANTS

Looking for funding for your arts project? Funding is available to support local arts organizations and projects of high artistic quality. Your group must be Middlesex County based and incorporated as a non-profit. Both arts groups and other nonprofit organization may be eligible, if you hire professional NJ artists and consistently present arts programming to the residents of the County. See our [ online applications guidelines and forms]  to download or [ email] a request for the guidelines and application forms.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Commission has a professional staff available on a full time basis, to provide help to all local arts groups and to grants recipients that wish guidance in promotion and with maintenance of artistic excellence. In addition, we offer technical assistance workshops with consultants, expert in all types of arts management areas, for example, volunteer development, grants writing, promotion . . . and more. Need help getting the word out about your public arts project? Ask about our free distribution system. Or, obtain a free copy of our Cultural Bibliography that lists over 400 publications you may borrow.

LOCAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT (LAD) FEATURED GROUP

Each year, the Commission sponsors a variety of cultural programs, intended to increase opportunities for diverse audiences, encourage development of ethnic arts and provide opportunities and services for people with disabilities. This project is designed to assure that the arts are accessible to underserved and new communities. LAD also provides opportunities for cooperative marketing and promotion. LAD projects include a project with the New Brunswick Board of Education, funding for the Hungarian American Athletic Club Folk Arts Dance Group, A.S.I.A. - a gathering of representatives from Asian cultures. [ Click here to see the Featured Group.]

CULTURAL DIRECTORY

Arts groups, municipal agencies, museums, theatre groups, ethnic cultural organizations, music and literary organizations, historic groups, history sites - in Middlesex County, all are listed in our [ online cultural directory].

OPEN STUDIO
The Art On Line

This web page has been made possible by the [ Benton Foundation ]and National Endowment for the Arts. Through the Foundation and its project The Arts Online, a public access computer has been placed in the Reading Room of the Runyon House, at [ East Jersey Olde Towne Village. ] The public may use the computer, surf the internet and discover arts and history resources, Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm.

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Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission 703 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3605

Tel. (732) 745 4489 FAX (732) 745 4524

Email:[culturalandheritage@co.middlesex.nj.us] TTY users only call (732) 745 3888