Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Morris Arts is pleased to announce that 24 Morris County arts organizations received Local Arts Grants totaling $51,000 for Funding Year 2016. These grants help support visual arts, theatre, dance, instrumental and choral groups, museums, and broad-based community arts programming which, in turn,  enable thousands of people throughout our county to experience the arts in a multitude of ways.

Funding is made possible through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photos of the Morris Arts grantees

L-R: MidAtlantic Opera; Art in the Atrium’s 2015 featured artist, Bisa Butler with some of her art quilts;The Four Old Parts, a quartet from Morris Music Men; The British Invasion Tribute, outstanding classic 60s rock group (scheduled to appear at Dec. 2015 First Night); Fairleigh Dickenson’s WAMFEST Words & Music festival publicity.

This year’s awardees include: Art in the Atrium, Inc. (Morristown); Arts! By the People (Morristown); Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover); Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Inc. (Denville); Chatham Community Players (Chatham); Coro Lirico (Morristown); County College of Morris (Randolph); Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham);

Drew University (Madison); Fairleigh Dickinson University- WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck); First Night ® Morris County (Morristown); Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany); Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown); India Culture Foundation (Parsippany); Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany); Masterwork Chorus (Morristown); MidAtlantic Opera (Morristown); Morris Choral Society (Morristown);

Morris Music Men (Morristown); Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown); Music at Morristown United Methodist Church (Morristown); Opera at Florham (Convent Station); St. Peters Episcopal Church (Morristown); and Zufall Health Center (Dover).

Additionally, Morris Arts will award $2,000 in mini-grants in 2016.

Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts.

Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.