NJ Arts Council grant for Arts Access

“The Ice C” by Arts Access artist Ellen Kane.

Matheny’s Arts Access Program, which enables people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators, was awarded $31,152 by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  The grant was given for “general program support.” Matheny’s grant was one of nearly 800 given to arts organizations throughout the state on July 31.

The awards were announced at the NJSCA’s annual meeting held at the War Memorial in Trenton. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, commenting on the grants, said, “Investing in the arts is critical to New Jersey’s future. Today’s grants will serve as a catalyst of economic growth and jobs, not to mention a key contributor to improving our overall quality of life.”

Untitled by Arts Access artist Faith Stolz.