Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Morris Arts has announced that 24 Morris County arts organizations have received Local Arts Grants totaling $52,500 for the state’s Funding Year 2018.

Morris arts logoThese 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.

NJ Jazz Society poster

This year’s awardees include:

  • Art in the Atrium, Inc. (Morristown);
  • Arts! By the People (Morristown);
  • Artworks Studio (Randolph);
  • Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover);
  • Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Inc. (Denville);
  • Chatham Community Players (Chatham);

photo of the Baroque Orchestra of NJ


  • Coro Lirico (Morristown);
  • County College of Morris Teen Arts Festival (Randolph);
  • Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham);
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University- WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck);
  • First Night Morris County (Morristown);
  • Folk Project (Morristown);
  • Fusion Color Guard, Inc. (Lake Hopatcong);
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany);
photo of the singers of the Harmonium Choral Society

Harmonium Choral Society

  • Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown);
  • Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany);
  • Masterwork Chorus (Morristown);
  • Morris Choral Society (Morristown);
  • Morris Music Men (Morristown);
  • Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown);
  • Netcong Community Partnership (Netcong);
  • New Jersey Jazz Society (Summit);
  • Opera at Florham (Convent Station);
  • Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater)

Additionally, funding is available for mini-grants (up to $1,000 each) in 2018.

Morris Arts, located in Morristown,  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.