Cultural and Historic Affairs

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Created as an agency of state government, the Arts Council operates as a division within the Department of State. Its purpose is to encourage and give financial support to artists, arts organizations and projects throughout New Jersey.


Stay connected to your local arts and entertainment scene. Find out about upcoming shows, check out our in-depth features, and enjoy our exclusive member benefits.

ArtPride New Jersey

ArtPride New Jersey serves as an advocate for New Jersey Arts organizations in Trenton and Washington, DC.   ArtPride New Jersey informs and notifies federal, state and local lawmakers that state arts organizations support the arts and that their votes count.

New Jersey Travel and Tourism

The Department of Travel and Tourism provides information on places to see and visit throughout the state and offers various guides, pamphlets and brochures.

Cultural Access Network of New Jersey

The Cultural Access Network Project is a co-sponsored program of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Project provides a wide range of services and programs to assist theatres and cultural organizations in making their programs and facilities accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.

For information on accessible events held around the state, take a look at the Cultural Access Network Accessibility Calendar. 

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.

New Jersey Historical Commission

The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.

Advocates for New Jersey History

The Advocates for New Jersey History has sought to build awareness of the public history activities in the state, to increase support for high quality, responsive and professional state and private agencies engaged in public history, to advocate for public support for historical agencies, and to serve on public history and history education, heritage tourism, and historic preservation.