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Jersey City Arts Council Open House
March 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The JC Arts Council was officially incorporated at the end of 2016, working as a non-profit to support and advocate for the arts in Jersey City: the visual, performing, and literary arts.
The Open House is our introduction to the community, as we share our plans and listen to your input.
Among other plans, the JCAC is partnering with the Office of Cultural Affairs on the 2017 JCAST, which will be the weekend of October 13-15. The deadline for all artists and venues will be August 1st. More details available at the Open House.
The JCAC currently has four areas of focus to address the challenges of the arts community in Jersey City:
This is a topic of almost universal concern from our discussions with artists and arts organizations, whether it’s rehearsal space, artist studios, exhibition space, theaters, writing rooms, foundries, etc.
Funding is a huge challenge for the artists and arts institutions of Jersey City. As a private and soon-to-be 501(c)(3), the JCAC will be able to raise funds not available to the City of Jersey City or to smaller grassroots arts organizations, and we will be distributing the money to arts institutions, art programs and artists.
There are thousands of incredible events going on in the arts here. We will be working to help publicize the arts to the people of Jersey City and the wider community beyond the city.
The JCAC plans to be an advocate for the arts with the government and other institutions. We’ll be fighting for a dedicated public revenue source for the arts, for affordable artist housing, for venues in new developments, for increases in arts education, and more.
There’s a lot more to talk about – please join us on Saturday March 4, noon to 6pm, at 331 Newark Avenue (between 4th and Merseles)
The Board of the JCAC:
Robinson Holloway (chair)
Heather Warfel Sandler (vice chair)
Marlene Sandkamp (secretary)
Charles Kessler (treasurer)