West Orange Rotary Club Awards New Jersey Arts Incubator

West Orange Rotary Club Awards New Jersey Arts Incubator

West Orange, NJ - 6/28/10 – The West Orange Rotary Club awarded the New Jersey Arts Incubator with a Community Service Grant. The 2010 grant award is for the NJAI Summer Literacy Project part of the NJAI Arts Outreach Program.

The summer project, The Julius Rosewald Literacy Project, is a six- week program for 60 low and moderate income students, based on the exhibit A Force For Change at the Montclair Museum. Student will explore the written works and other artistic disciplines represented by the Rosewald Funded artists, and prepare a performance piece to present to the community.

“The Julius Rosenwald Fund Literacy Project was incredibly successful this spring so we are reprising it for the summer project. We will provide our students an experience outside of their normal daily environment,” said NJAI Education Director Joseph Gardner. “Through their exploration of these funded artists the students will learn about the rich cultural experience of African Americans of this period and translated that to knowledge into performance that reflects their own lives.”

NJAI is committed to creating and supporting a partnership between art, education and communication. Professionals in the performing arts and arts development share their knowledge with students of all ages with a special emphasis on artistic programming for children of diverse cultures in low socio-economic backgrounds.

The New Jersey Arts Incubator’s mission is the economic development of artists and arts organizations through technical assistance, employment, marketing, programming, performance, and education in an effort to support, sustain, and promote viable arts agencies to act as economic drivers in communities across the State of New Jersey.

Mike Karu of the Rotary Club presents a check to Amy Simon, Executive Director of the New Jersey Arts Incubator.