Founded in 1973, MORRIS ARTS is celebrating 50 years of fulfilling its mission of “building community through the arts”!
MORRIS ARTS’ guiding principles include the belief that the arts are vital to the social fabric and economic prosperity of the area, act as a catalyst for social change, and enrich the lives of everyone in the community. Our varied programs and services serve to inspire, connect and engage. They include arts education programs for children in grades K-12, the creation of innovative community-building arts events, including concerts, gallery walks and public art exhibits, and support of area artists and arts organizations through funding, advocacy, and professional development.
Our reputation for excellence is built upon our position as a trusted resource in connecting educators, artists and community members in unique collaborations. Our almost 250 activities, events and programs, along with the 381 programs we support through local grants, reach an audience of nearly 325,000 residents across northern New Jersey each year including children, artists, at-risk youth, educators, seniors, and families, thousands of which are low and moderate-income constituents from across 11 counties.
A passionate champion and advocate of the arts, MORRIS ARTS’ goal is to create more livable, vibrant and sustainable communities.