JCAC Announces Two Local Arts Grants

The Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) has launched two new grant opportunities for artists living in Jersey City: the Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts and the Jersey City Artist Recovery Fund.

Shakespeare@ Home Presents “Julius Caesar”

Actors from Broadway and London’s West End will team up for the Shakespeare@ Home, all-free radio play Julius Caesar. Launching Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST, it features The Tony Nominated actor Patrick Page in the title role, Jordan Barbour as Brutus, Sky Lakota Lynch as Lucius and Keith Hamilton Cobb as Cassius.

Should Politicians Be Judging Art?

Last November, Jersey City voters chose to create a public fund dedicated to the arts. They did not elect the members of the city council or the mayor to be arts judges.

Speranza Premieres Film on Women’s Suffrage

At Speranza Theatre Company’s virtual premiere of its film “Votes for Women” last Sunday, many viewers learned for the first time about New Jersey-born Alice Paul, a leading figure in the struggle to extend voting rights to women.

Eight Great Winter Walks Nearby

American naturalist and nature essayist John Burroughs may have put it best. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.” After a ten-month-long lockdown and a nerve-wracking election culminating in last week’s Capitol insurrection, we could all use a little soothing and healing. Below are eight […]

What’s Next for the Arts and Culture Trust Fund?

Artists, arts advocates and local culture vultures cheered when on November 3rd Jersey City voted to create an Arts and Culture Trust Fund, the first of its kind in New Jersey. Now, with the vote a done deal, artists, arts administrators and local pols are debating how the fund should operate. There is no shortage of ideas.