AH Awarded a Grant from from the NJ Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
Arts Horizons is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the New Jersey Arts and Recovery Fund (NJACRF). We are so grateful for this support which will allow Arts Horizons to maintain essential jobs in the arts as we deliver arts-in-education programs, create opportunities for professional teaching artists and sustain longstanding arts-in-education programs and partnerships through this critical period of a global pandemic. As we face the cumulative impact of decreasing school and community budgets, the uncertainty of onsite and virtual schedules and the compounding health and economic crisis, this award will allow us to build our capacity for virtual program delivery and will support our technical infrastructure. Our team works to maintain and build community through the arts; nurtures the role of teaching artists as mentors, collaborators and role models. We work with our students, families, teachers, schools and community partners to make sure the arts will bolster student engagement, creativity and well-being in these times of crisis. We activate opportunities to support our artists as essential workers, who are severely impacted in this crisis. Arts Horizons extends our sincere gratitude to the Princeton Area Community Foundation for this award to help us move through our 42nd year with an even greater urgency to bring arts and creativity into our virtual classrooms.
The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts and culture nonprofit sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was created as a public-private partnership, capitalizing on the resources and expertise available through the government, corporate, and private philanthropic sectors. NJACRF will provide financial support to catalyze an equitable statewide recovery and build resilience for New Jersey-based nonprofit arts, arts education, and/or history organizations facing disruption and loss. The fund will assist in the transition from recovery to resiliency, with a long-term goal of creating a thriving and sustainable arts and culture sector. More information on the fund can be found here: https://pacf.org/njartsculture/