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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.