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Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Morris Arts Bestows 27 Grants Totaling $55,700

Morris County Arts Groups Granted State Funding for 2020  

Dance Innovations Performance Foundation, Chatham

Morris Arts is announcing that 27 Morris County arts organizations have received Local Arts Grants from the state totaling $55,700 for funding year 2020.

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.

This year’s Morris County awardees include:

  • Cover of Jersey Jazz promoting their upcoming jazz festival

    New Jersey Jazz Society, Summit

    Arts! By the People (Morristown);

  • Artworks Studio (Randolph);
  • Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover);
  • Chatham Community Players (Chatham);
  • Coro Lirico (Morristown);
  • Photo of Preet Bharara with a picture of the cover of his book

    Preet Bharara was Morristown Festival of Books 2019 keynote speaker

    County College of Morris Teen Arts Festival (Randolph);

  • Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham);
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck);
  • Festival of Books through Community Foundation of NJ (Morristown);
  • First Night ® Morris County (Morristown);
  • Folk Project (Morristown);
  • Good Grief (Morristown);
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany);
  • Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown);
  • Huaxia Chinese Chorus (Parsippany);
  • Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany);
  • Morris County Arts Groups Granted State Funding for 2020  

    Livingston Taylor, The Folk Project

    Lyrica Chamber Music (Chatham Township);

  • Masterwork Chorus (Morristown);
  • Morris Choral Society (Morristown);
  • Morris Music Men (Morristown);
  • Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown);
  • Music at Morristown United Methodist Church (Morristown);
  • New Jersey Jazz Society (Summit);
  • Opera at Florham (Convent Station);
  • Skylands Songwriters Guild (Ledgewood);
  • Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater);
  • Women’s Theater Company (Lake Hiawatha).

Additionally, $2,000 will be awarded for mini-grants in 2020.

Morris Arts 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 community and in the schools, arts advocacy, creative placemaking and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.

Morris County Arts Groups Granted State Funding for 2020  Morris Arts is celebrating 46 years of building community through the arts.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded Morris Arts a “Citation of Excellence” and designated it as a “Major Service Organization” in recognition of its “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service.”

For more information on Morris Arts, visit