June 2nd Event Day Schedule:

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Gathering Ground Call to Collaboration
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Red Carpet Experience, Art Exhibit, and Networking
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – 2023 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

Call to Collaboration
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Join us for a special day of solution-driven conversations about the future of arts education in New Jersey via our first ever Arts Education Call to Collaboration (C2C). The C2C will bring together over 250 educators, non-profits leaders, artists, teaching artists, school board members, parents, students, business people, legislators… everyone who has a stake in ensuring every child in NJ receives an arts education that cultivates identity, agency, and belonging. Facilitated by Gathering Ground, this internationally-renowned meeting format features a powerful, self-organizing approach that engages diverse groups of people in open and authentic conversations on issues of great importance to them. The format is democratic and egalitarian, and puts people at the center of both agenda creation, leading conversations, and envisioning the change they want to see.

Celebrating the NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education

The New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education is Arts Ed NJ’s signature event that not only highlights the achievements of students and arts educators, but it also brings families, business leaders, and state representatives together to celebrate the vital contribution that the arts bring to our communities, our state, and our world. 

The New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education has an amazing 40+ year tradition of highlighting world-class talent and arts educators in New Jersey.

Over the past four decades New Jersey’s most talented youth, representing artistic disciplines as varied as dance, music, poetry, visual arts, speech, debate, and theater, have walked across the awards stage to receive their medal. These awardees include many current stars of today such as Gaten Materazzo (2020 Winner; Actor, Stranger Things), Susan Misner (1989 Winner; Actor, The Americans and Billions), and Noah Haidu (1990 Winner; jazz pianist, music featured as one of Downbeat Magazine’s Best Albums of the year for 2021).

Why sponsor the Event? 

Brand Interaction – Every successful business needs creative thinkers and employees who can express themselves well in a variety of settings.  Sponsorship of this event reflects your business’s value in a creative workforce nurtured by arts education. 

Media Exposure – A high-profile event like the Governor’s Awards which features VIP attendees and speakers annually receives wide coverage across media markets serving New Jersey in print, online, and social media. Sponsoring the event can give your business great media exposure.

Brand Prestige – The Governor’s Award is the culminating student-focused arts awards event in New Jersey. Not only is the awards event very prestigious, but it is the only state-wide event that honors awardees from all artistic disciplines including music, theater, poetry, dance, visual art, speech, and debate. With a four-decade track record of highlighting New Jersey’s finest students and their teachers, the event annually attracts attendees who are industry influencers, top executives, and VIPs and who may have interests that align with your business.

Sponsoring the Governor’s Awards will open doors for potentially lucrative opportunities and lend some brand prestige by association.

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