NP Public Art Receives 2022 HEART Grant

The Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded 66 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations with funding through the 2022 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. The HEART Grant Program brings arts to the community and provides funding for workshops, performances, festivals, exhibitions and more.

New Providence Public Art received $2,300 to provide an interactive sculpture park.

Additional grant recipients include:

Individuals

  • Candace Waller, Fanwood, $1,000, providing free dance classes
  • Brian Beste, Fanwood, $1,000, presenting photography workshops
  • Daphnie Manzione, Elizabeth, $1,000, providing a Peace Garden at Elizabeth Public Library
  • Judy England-McCarthy, Linden, $1,000, providing historical story videos for libraries
  • Lesl Harker, New Providence, $1,000, presenting Irish music workshop and concert
  • Lowell Schantz, Westfield, $1,000, presenting two free jazz concerts in Union County libraries
  • Margaret Smith, Westfield, $1,000, providing free Creative Journal Expressive Arts workshops
  • Nancy Ori, Berkeley Heights, $1,000, providing photographs and presentation of U.C. historic sites,
  • Valerie Graham, Roselle, $1,000, presenting free crafts workshops for seniors
Organizations/Community Groups
  • Borough of Fanwood, Fanwood, $2,300, presenting a Cultural Arts Performance Series
  • Borough of Roselle Park, Casano Community Center, $1,000, presenting a free concert
  • Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Union, $2,300, presenting a dance festival
  • Catalyst Theater Company Productions, Plainfield, $2,300, providing a musical theater production
  • Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, $2,000, presenting a children’s musical
  • Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth, $1,000, providing Arts in the Park activities
  • Continuo Arts Foundation, Summit, $2,300, presenting a choral music concert
  • Cranford Housing Board, Cranford, $1,000, presenting a Valentine’s Day concert for senior residents
  • duCret School of Art, Plainfield, $2,400, presenting outdoor plays
  • Elizabeth Avenue Partnership, Elizabeth, $2,200, presenting a Hispanic Heritage Month concerts
  • Elizabeth Renaissance Foundation, Elizabeth, $2,400, provide self-guided walking tours
  • Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House, Inc., Scotch Plains, $2,000, presenting 3 October outdoor events
  • Friends of Summit Public Art, $2,300 providing a public art installation
  • Groundwork Elizabeth, Inc., Elizabeth, $2,200, presenting 18th Annual Tour de Elizabeth bicycle tour
  • Hanson Park Conservancy, Cranford, $1,600, providing an Educational Volunteer Day
  • Historical Society of Elizabeth NJ, $1,000, presenting a history panel discussion
  • Historical Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, $2,500, providing virtual history programming
  • Inspiration Audio, Rahway, $1,000, providing a fund raising concert
  • Institute of Music for Children, Elizabeth, $2,500, providing arts and culture classes for Teens
  • Ivy Visions, Charitable Arm/Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Plainfield, $1,800, presenting first-hand account historical series
  • Jefferson Parks Ministries, Elizabeth, $2,200, providing a Haitian storytelling event,
  • Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, Scotch Plains, $2,200, presenting a cultural appreciation series for Seniors
  • Jewish Family Services of Central NJ, Elizabeth, $2,400, presenting a virtual concert program
  • Josephine’s Place, Elizabeth, $2,500, presenting arts programs for immigrant women
  • Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth, $1,000, presenting Living History programs
  • Liberty Hall Museum, Union, $2,400 presenting a dance festival
  • Life Drawing Studio Group, Fanwood, $2,200, providing visual arts workshops
  • Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum, Rahway, $2,000, presenting a historic hearth cooking program
  • Music for All Seasons, Scotch Plains, $2,500, presenting music programs for “The Real House” residents
  • New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, New Providence, $2,500, presenting a community concert
  • New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, Westfield, $1,000, provide outdoor musical performances
  • New Providence Public Art, $2,300, providing an interactive sculpture park
  • Occupational Center of Union County, Inc., Roselle, $2,500, presenting art education classes for people with disabilities
  • Overlook Foundation, Summit, $2,200, presenting “Healing Caregivers” healing arts program
  • Peruvians for Progress, Inc., Rahway, $2,200 presenting a free traditional Peruvian Christmas celebration,
  • Plainfield Symphony Society, Plainfield, $2,300, presenting a free symphony concert
  • Portuguese Instructive Social Club, Elizabeth, $2,500, providing a 100 year commemorative mural
  • Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union, $2,300, presenting an original play
  • Preserve Shady Rest Committee, Scotch Plains, $1,000, providing recorded oral history of Shady Rest
  • Roselle Board of Education, Roselle, $2,300, presenting a high school performing arts program
  • Roselle Park Loves Arts, Inc., Roselle Park, $2,300, provide an arts festival
  • SAGE Eldercare, Inc., Summit, $2,100, presenting free arts programs for older adults,
  • Social Justice Matters, Inc., Scotch Plains, $2,500, providing a Juneteenth Celebration,
  • Stony Hill Players, Summit, $2,400, presenting children’s theatrical productions
  • The Gateway Family YMCA, $2,400, Elizabeth, presenting Cognitive Creation arts program
  • The Theater Project, Union, $2,400, presenting theatrical performances in Union
  • Town of Westfield, Westfield, $2,200, providing a photography exhibit
  • Union Township Historical Society, Union, $1,000, presenting a history program
  • United Youth of NJ, Elizabeth, $2,400, presenting Ghana live webinars
  • Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit $2,300, presenting a visual arts program for older adults
  • Vivid Stage, Summit, $2,400, producing a theatrical workshop of “Twirl”
  • Westfield Arts Collective, Inc., Westfield, $2,300, presenting Local Luminaries live event
  • Westfield Coalition for the Arts, Westfield, $2,300, providing art exhibits for Westfield Schools
  • Westfield Community Center, Westfield, $1,000, providing Black History programs
  • Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield, $2,000, presenting dance classes
  • Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights, $1,000, presenting free arts education workshops
  • YM-YWHA of Union County, Union, $2,400, presenting arts programs for seniors and youth
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