Morris Arts Awards $55,000 in Local Arts Grants for 2019

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Morris Arts has announced that 30 Morris County arts organizations have been awarded Local Arts Grants from the state totaling $55,700 for funding year 2019.


These grants will 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.

Morris Arts Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2019

Korean Drum Dancer performs at First Night Morris County 2018.

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); Chatham Community Players (Chatham); Coro Lirico (Morristown); and County College of Morris Teen Arts Festival (Randolph);

Also, Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham); Fairleigh Dickinson University- WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck); Festival of Books through CFNJ (Morristown);  First Night ® Morris County (Morristown); Folk Project (Morristown); Good Grief (Morristown); and Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany);

In addition, Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown); Huaxia Chinese Chorus (Parsippany); Kiwanis Club of Randolph (Randolph); Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany); 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); New Jersey Womens Theater Company (Lake Hiawatha); Opera at Florham (Convent Station); Seeing Eye (Morristown); Skylands Songwriters Guild (Ledgewood); Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater); and Wind of the Spirit (Morristown).

Morris Arts Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2019

Lakeland Youth Symphony members rehearse.

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

Celebrating 45 years building community through the arts.

Morris Arts Awards Local Arts Grants for Funding Year 2019The 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.”

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