Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2011

Applications Are Available for the Union County Local Arts Grant Program

WESTFIELD, NJ – Does your non-profit group need funds for an arts project? The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites community arts organizations, schools, libraries, health and social service agencies and other non-profit organizations to request an application for the FY 2012 Union County Local Arts Grant Program.

“The purpose of the grant program is to enrich the quality of life in Union County by stimulating and supporting the production, presentation and creation of the arts,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “We are very proud that the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has once again designated our Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs a Major Arts Service Organization.”

Non-profit groups and arts organizations that wish to offer an arts project to the public are eligible to apply for grant funds. Arts activities taking place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, are eligible for consideration. Funds for this program are made available through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

To receive an application, or for information about other programs and services, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711. E-mail address: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

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