(Formerly “Arts Council of the Morris Area”)
BUILDING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE ARTS
- Morris Arts regranted $49,000 in State funds to 31 arts organizations/arts programs plus $1,500 in mini-grants throughout Morris County for general operating support or special arts projects. Morris Arts and its regrantees provided more than 750 cultural events that benefited approximately 78,000 individuals in Morris County.
- Morris Arts presented two juried exhibits at the Morris Art’s Gallery at 14 Maple, a professional gallery showcasing the work of New Jersey artists.
ARTS IN COMMUNITY
- A Pumpkin Illumination event was presented as part of the Morris Arts’ ArtsEverywhere! initiative
- The 30th Annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival Concert, scheduled for June 23, 2013, should draw nearly 2,000 to the concert featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as part of a family-friendly event.
L-R: Gallery at 14 Maple, Rites of Spring exhibit; 2013 Scholarship Winners Daniel Hounsell (Coladarci) and Rachel Moss (Ehlers); happy crowds at Giralda 2012; Balinese dancers at 3rd Saturdays at Morris View: the “great pumpkin” at Pumpkin Illumination, 2012.
COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
- First Night® Morris County, December 31, 2013: On New Year’s Eve, Morris Arts programmed more than 245 artists, presenting 80 events in 24 venues in downtown Morristown attracting nearly 5,000 people to the evening’s offerings. Including music, theatre, dance and visual arts, the evening provided a cultural feast for all ages.
- The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Morris Arts presented monthly performances by high caliber performing artists (from Balinese dance to barbershop) at Morris County’s Morris View Healthcare Center as part of its 3rd Saturdays at Morris View program.
Morris Arts also managed the Atrium Art Gallery’s 4 exhibits of nearly 300 contemporary artists showing 1,000 pieces of art, including a juried exhibit of high school student art and one of African-American art at the Morris County Administration building.
- The Mayo Performing Arts Center: For the 4th year, Morris Arts is partnering to offer Music Beyond Borders, four free outdoor summer concerts of world music and dance, attracting over 1,000 people to the Green. This summer’s offerings will sample West African dance/drumming and tap dancing; Japanese taiko drumming; Argentine tango dancing; and music featuring the Australian aborigine instrument the didgeridoo.
RECOGNITION & AWARDS