FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Calling All Artists and Cultural Groups: County Office Needs Your Email Addresses

 

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is collecting the email addresses of individuals and organizations interested in arts and history. The Office is appealing to individual artists and non-profit arts, history, and educational organizations in Union and neighboring counties for their email addresses in an effort to deliver timely information and to save on mailing and printing costs.

The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is expanding its use of email to improve its distribution of information about its programs and services and those of similar agencies. Information geared to individual artists will include grant and funding opportunities, gallery exhibition opportunities, and invitations to career-development workshops. Non-profit organizations will receive information about funding and grant opportunities and announcements of administrative skills workshops (marketing, fundraising). Those involved with history museums will be sent information on collections management and historic preservation.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to list their events on the calendar that appears on the Union County website. Go to www.ucnj.org/cultural to download the “Cultural Connections” event entry form.

If you were in the egroup in the past but have changed your email address, please send your new information to culturalinfo@ucnj.org or call the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550. Information needed from individual artists includes: 1) full name, 2) discipline, 3) email address, and 4) telephone number. For organizations, please include: 1) full name, 2) type of organization, 3) email address of organization/contact person, and 4) telephone number of organization/contact person.