Newark Arts receives five-figure grant to promote fall arts festival
Published August 14, 2018 | Newswire
Newark Arts has been named as one of thirty-five arts organizations that will receive a 2018 Cooperative Marketing Grant from the New Jersey State Division of Travel and Tourism. The $12,000 grant will be used to strengthen the marketing for Newark Arts Festival, formerly called the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, which will take place October 4th to 7th of this year.
“The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to partner with organizations that are promoting key tourism opportunities in our state,” said Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson, adding that the Newark Arts Festival “is one of those key opportunities.”
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According to Acting Executive Director of the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism, Jeff Vasser, tourism generates more than $45 billion in economic activity in the state, when direct and indirect activity are taken into account. “This grant will not only contribute to greater economic activity and create jobs here in the state, but it will do even more to attract visitors and boost tourism here in New Jersey,” Vasser remarked, according to a statement.
The Newark Arts Festival will offer an array of exhibits, artist talks, performances, curated tours, open artist studios, screenings and workshops throughout the city. More than 8,000 participants, 200 artists and 100 open studios are expected to be involved. Participating galleries, programs and curators will be announced later this summer.