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Who We Are
Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts working in partnership with other cultural service organizations statewide including the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The project’s mission is to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey.

JerseyArts.com supports that mission by providing a central clearinghouse of information on the Garden State’s cultural scene. Whether browsing the site’s comprehensive event calendar, searching its directory of cultural organizations, discovering works by local artists in its virtual gallery, or catching up on what’s new this season in our Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and Jersey Arts Podcast, JerseyArts.com is the hub for what’s going on in NJ’s arts scene.

Membership
You’re more than just a casual theater-, or concert-, or museum-goer. You believe in the arts enrich our lives – and you just can’t get enough. In short, you’re a “Culture Vulture” – a valuable patron of the arts and we want to reward your loyalty with through our Jersey Arts Membership program.

With basic membership you’ll receive discounts and premiums at more than 100 theaters, museums and arts centers statewide as well as a complimentary subscription to our Jersey Arts eSavers email, featuring exclusive “2-for-1” and “buy one, get one” member discounts to featured events each month. You’ll also receive invitations to special promotions throughout the year and have access to the Jersey Arts Member Center. We also offer two paid levels of membership that offer special premium offers, invitations to private Member Parties, advocacy alerts, and more. Click here to join and for complete details on membership or search our Arts Directory to find organizations near you that honor our member card. If you're already a member, login to the Jersey Arts Member Center today.

If you are an organization and you want to get involved in the Discover Jersey Arts program, click here for information on our Jersey Arts Marketers network, and join JAM today.. For more information about organizational membership, please contact Shoshanna Wiesner, Membership Manager.
 
Leadership
The Discover Jersey Arts program is overseen by an advisory committee comprised of arts and community leaders dedicated to helping advance the mission of the program. In addition to its advisory committee, DJA works directly in close collaboration with the state’s cultural community through the Jersey Arts Marketers (JAM) network. JAM is structured regionally – north, central and south – to ensure the program has impact statewide.

Executive Committee
Lawrence Carlbon | Committee Chair - Board Member, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Ann Marie Miller | Executive Director, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
Nicholas Paleologos | Executive Director, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Advisory Committee Members
Debbie Falk | Director of Communications, NJTV
Mary Eileen Fouratt | Executive Director, Monmouth County Arts Council
Grace Hanlon | Executive Director, New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism
Cynthia Lambert | Executive Director, South Jersey Cultural Alliance
John McEwen | Executive Director, New Jersey Theatre Alliance
John Schreiber | President and CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Allison Tratner | Director of Communications, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Sharon Burton Turner | Board Member, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Jersey Arts Marketers Chairs
JAM North – Rick Engler | Director of Marketing, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
JAM Central – Annie Gribbins | Director of Marketing, McCarter Theatre Center
JAM South – Pamela Brant | President, Symphony in C
Staff
The programs and initiatives of the Discover Jersey Arts project are developed and implemented by the staff of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation from their administrative offices located within the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in historic Burlington, NJ.


Awards
Over the years, DJA has been honored to receive local, regional and national recognition as a leader in the field of arts marketing and audience development including the following awards:
Excellence in Tourism Award in conjunction with Morris County Tourism Bureau and Newark Museum | presented by the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism
Excellence in Tourism Award presented by the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism
Pepperpot Award presented by the Phila. Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
Silver Telly Award presented by The Telly Awards
Award of Excellence presented by the Videographer Awards
Certificate of Excellence presented by the New Jersey Ad Club
Gold Jasper Award presented by the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association
Finalist in Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising Award presented by the New York Festivals