greatly values the arts as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of its residents.
With support from the NJ State Council on the Arts, the county is dedicated to
actively supporting and promoting cultural programming within all disciplines:
Visual Arts, Theater, Music, Dance and Folklife. The arts can and should be
accessible to people of all cultures, ages and abilities, and Middlesex County
is proud to support programming that is accessible to all audiences. To this
end, Middlesex County is pleased to offer several services to the community.
Grants - Seeking funding support for yourarts project?
are available to support local arts organizations as well as high-quality artistic
programming offered by non-arts organizations or municipal agencies; All
grants are made possible by funding from Middlesex County Board of Chosen
Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.
Gateway to the Arts
Pre-selected grantees from our current Local Art Program are
invited to apply for additional grant funding through “Gateway to the Arts”,
a program designed to support and promote the talents and artistry of local
arts organizations by providing an opportunity to utilize the venues in the County. Gateway to the Arts has been generously funded by Johnson &
Middlesex County presents several professional
development workshops each year. The county engages professional experts in
various areas of cultural management. These consultants offer their expertise for
hands-on training, with the benefit of strengthening the infrastructure of
local, not-for-profit organizations.
Past topics have included: Grant writing, Board Development, Social
Media use and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Art programs are offered in Piscataway,
Monroe, Edison, and other locations in Middlesex County.
Preservation Lending Library
A comprehensive lending library is available for loan or
reference, consisting of over 2,000 publications. For more information,
or call 732-745-4489.