NJ Mayors Committee on Arts & Culture

NJ Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture LOGO

The New Jersey Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture is a statewide initiative to increase communication and share information with municipal leaders about the many ways arts and culture improve community life.

ArtPride New Jersey, in collaboration with the NJ State Council on the Arts, has participated in the NJ League of Municipalities Conference since 2005 and hosted panel discussions on topics ranging from arts education to building partnerships that help achieve social justice, civic identity, public health and safety, and economic revitalization using cultural resources.

The NJ Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture extends that collaborative relationship to share information and best practices through this new network.


Building Community Through the Artspanel

Learn how innovative arts programs lift spirits and bodies, relieve stress, improve public health, and remind us of how connected we are as community members. 

Download the slides



Join the Committee

Benefits of the Committee:

  • Information on federal and state funding
  • Arts ordinance library (i.e., forming arts commissions, public art, parklets)
  • Economic impact of arts data
  • Best practices

Join the Committee

Upcoming Events

See Events

Sign up for the newsletter!

Sign up to receive the News You Can Use enewsletter each month to learn of other benefits of the NJ Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture (e.g., funding resources, arts ordinance library, and virtual convenings).

Sign Up

Archived News You Can Use newsletters

June 2023  May 2023  February 2023  January 2023  November 2022
September 2022  July 2022  April 2022  February 2022


June 22, 2023 Webinar


Mary Jane Canose Bernardsville
Paul Muir Bethlehem Township
Thaddeus Kobylarz Chatham
Thomas Andes Denville
Carolyn Blackman Dover
J. Christian Bollwage Elizabeth
Colleen Mahr Fanwood
Betsy Driver Flemington
Kristine Morieko Glen Rock
Michele Lee High Bridge
Susan Bluth Hightstown
Ravinder Bhalla Hoboken
Timothy McDonough Hope
Rose Araneo Keyport
Devra Keenan Montgomery Township
Andrew Wardell Neptune City
Daniel Pronti North Arlington
Erland Chau Northfield
Robert Bowen Plumstead
Mark Freda Princeton
Robert Uhrik Rocky Hill
Nick Kappatos Runnemede
Josh Losardo Scotch Plains
Jennifer Naughton Spring Lake
Jessica Doheny Wenonah
Carol Sabo West Cape May
Don Cabrera Wildwood Crest


Advisory Committee

Amy Quinn Mayor Asbury Park
Matthew Moench Mayor Bridgewater
Barry Conaway Mayor Burlington
Cassandra Duffey Borough Administrator Collingswood
M. James Maley, Jr, Mayor Collingswood
Betsy Driver Mayor Flemington
Christine Goodman Director Jersey City
Steven Fulop Mayor Jersey City
Anita Voogt Associate VP Strategic Partnerships Long Branch
John Pallone Mayor Long Branch
Dean Dafis Mayor Maplewood
Fayemi Shakur Arts and Cultural Affairs Director at City of Newark Newark
Lauren Goldfarb Chairperson Point Pleasant Beach
Paul Kanitra Mayor Point Pleasant Beach
Rick Kavin Liaison for the City of Trenton Trenton
Reed Gusciora Mayor Trenton
Peg Sickel Mayor Woodbury


Perth Amboy Catch Basin Murals

Perth Amboy Artworks recently produced five Catch Basin Murals for Earth Day. Read more at ArtPride New Jersey's blog, Voices from the Field.