Morris Arts is pleased to announce that 27 Morris County arts organizations received Local Arts Grants totaling $55,700 for Funding Year 2020. These grants 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.
Clockwise from top left: First Night Morris County presented Maria Sumareva, Moldovan piano virtuoso; The Folk Project presents Livingston Taylor (James Taylor’s brother); Morristown Festival of Books 2019’s keynote speaker, Preet Bharara, and his new book, Doing Justice; Dance Innovations Performance Foundation’s Paint the Town performance; New Jersey Jazz Society magazine publicizing upcoming jazz festival; The Chatham Community Players’ 2018 production of A Christmas Carol.
This year’s awardees include: Arts! By the People (Morristown); Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (Dover); Chatham Community Players (Chatham); Coro Lirico (Morristown); County College of Morris Teen Arts Festival (Randolph); Dance Innovations Performance Foundation (Chatham); Fairleigh Dickinson University – WAMFEST (Madison/Teaneck); Festival of Books through Community Foundation of NJ (Morristown); First Night ® Morris County (Morristown); Folk Project (Morristown); Good Grief (Morristown); Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany); Harmonium Choral Society (Morristown); Huaxia Chinese Chorus (Parsippany); Lakeland Youth Symphony (Parsippany); Lyrica Chamber Music (Chatham Township); 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); Opera at Florham (Convent Station); Randolph Arts in the Park (Randolph); Skylands Songwriters Guild (Ledgewood); Visions and Pathways (Bridgewater); and Women’s Theater Company (Lake Hiawatha).
Additionally, $2,000 will be awarded for mini-grants in 2020.