“2018 Newark Arts Festival was accessible to more people – there was art for everyone.”

– 2018 Newark Arts Festival Artist

Dear Art Friend,

Newark Arts is fighting every day to create a city of the arts, reflecting all voices. In so many ways, the arts are a powerful response to the tenor of our times.

This is why I’m asking for your help to do even more…to generate art for city and community spaces. To beautify city blocks with murals and public art. To support music on stages and sidewalks. To amplify spoken word on street corners and in cafes. To secure stable places for visual artists to flourish.

As an independent nonprofit, Newark Arts powers the arts to transform lives and advocates for artists and the cultural economy. We push for affordable live/work spaces. We host the annual Newark Arts Festival, which includes Open Doors Kids. We seek out best practices for diversity, equity, and access.

Your donation helps us bring arts education to kids, issue mini-grants to community partners, and spearhead a movement for more cultural space.

Please help us power the arts to transform lives in Greater Newark.

Thank you for your support today.




Jeremy V. Johnson
Executive Director



Matching Gifts: The easiest way to increase the impact of your support of Newark Arts!

What if you could double or triple the amount of your support Newark Arts in less than 10 minutes and do so at no additional cost to you?

Today more and more corporations such as Prudential, ExxonMobil, IBM, Pfizer, PSEG, Verizon, American Express and Chubb are supporting causes their employees care about through the use of matching gifts.

These businesses and many others participate in philanthropic giving by matching employees’ contributions at a 1:1 dollars ratio.
Matching gifts are unrestricted in nature and are in most cases used to help offset the cost of day to day operations. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in the U.S. or abroad – if your company has a Matching Gifts program, your contributions to the station regardless of where they are made will most likely eligible.

Matching gift forms are normally available from your HR representative though some companies will ask that you take to a few minutes to complete an on-line application.

Your matching gift requests will then be submitted directly through your HR department who will contact us for verification or you’ll be advised to mail it to Newark Arts. Once we confirm that a donation has been paid, a check is sent to Newark Arts that matches your contribution based on payment guidelines.

In just a few minutes you can easily turn $25 into $50; $100 to $200 and a $1200 contribution into $2,400 or more!
And remember – many corporations also match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees!