The Newark Arts Council was created to advance and expand the artistic and cultural resources of the City of Newark, New Jersey.

Our Mission is to bring the transformative power of the arts into the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit Newark through programs, advocacy, promotion, education, and coordination.



What Newark Arts Did This Summer

What Newark Arts Did This Summer

Fall is upon us with a flurry of arts and cultural activities. The summer was equally busy for the Newark Arts Council (aka Newark Arts). In case you missed it, check out “What Newark Arts Did This Summer.” It’s an exciting overview of how we’re powering the arts to...

Wow! Over 300 Responses to Five Open Doors Open Calls

Wow! Over 300 Responses to Five Open Doors Open Calls

< BACK TO BLOG The 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival kicks off in less than two months, and it’s already shaping up to be the best one yet! How do we know? In response to five open calls for artists, events, pop-ups and galleries, Newark Arts and its...

Why You Should Apply (Today!) For An ArtStart Grant

Why You Should Apply (Today!) For An ArtStart Grant

Here at the Newark Arts Council, we don’t believe in starving artists…or starving art programs! That’s why, since 2001, our signature grants program, ArtStart, has been providing critical funding for arts and cultural activities in the state’s largest city. Earmarked...

If Not For Clem

If Not For Clem

< BACK TO BLOG Just over a year after his sudden passing, the Newark Arts Council will honor Dr. Clement Alexander Price with the prestigious 2016 Medal of the Arts at its upcoming Gala Fundraiser, “If Not For Clem”, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6 pm to 10 pm....



Call for Submissions: First annual @ManaContempChi Body + Camera Film Festival! https://t.co/ms0skDrPEI #NewarkArts https://t.co/7Xw8tOVjjv

Support us while you do your holiday shopping! #StartWithaSmile at https://t.co/01P2DfSekP and Amazon will donate t… https://t.co/j3uzFIGrHY

Visit the @NewarkMuseum for a special holiday-themed Second Sunday, tomorrow! https://t.co/dl1rRAdDRi #NewarkArts https://t.co/WojMN8ZhoH

The all-Newark show can now be seen here! Newark Stories: https://t.co/2jSlz59aPt https://t.co/l9n5nytz8o

It's a Newark-centric episode of @SOTA_NJ feat. @GlassRoots @NJPAC @GalleryAferro and Trilogy Opera!… https://t.co/bZpnhuJHxG

#BluesPeople Festival named in the Top 15 NJ arts events of the week! https://t.co/AdLrHWQXu9 #NewarkArts https://t.co/IO2Ovk7YMR

Get ready for a good time as we honor the best of #NewarkArts on 3.29.17! https://t.co/xFUEZV8uyS https://t.co/NPhEvu5qGR

Proud to be a part of @grdodge's #JerseyGiveBackGuide! Donate at https://t.co/YxXvwM41wL #NewarkArts https://t.co/FfDhdHdEPg

Important discussion happening now at #NewarkArts about #GhostShip 🙏🏾 Comment below if you would… https://t.co/DTYiyAovT0

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