Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

What We Do


We provide funding for Sussex County arts, history and social programs, distributing grant funds provided by the State of New Jersey to approved nonprofit organizations. We retain a small sum from these funds for expenses incurred administering the grant programs. However, this covers just a fraction of our costs. We must make up the difference with the help of our sponsors and supporters, contributions by our members, and our fundraising activities. 

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Arts and History

We organize art exhibits in local businesses, the Newton Courthouse and  the Performing Art Center at 

Sussex County Community College.

Each year, in our Spring Street gallery we present:    Our annual fund raisers are:

6 Members' exhibits                Festival of Art        

A program of workshops    Fall Gala

Sussex County Senior Citizens Exhibit Casino Night (coming 2018)     

Teen Arts and Youth Art                

2 open juried art exhibits                                              

Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit                     

                        Xpose Juried Photography Exhibit                               

Supported Nonprofit Organizations

Our contributions enable:

Actors and others to perform in plays, variety shows and musical comedies; and theater goers 

to enjoy their performances.

Musicians to play in an orchestra, to practice, and to perform for local audiences.

Music lovers to appreciate free open-air concerts and performances that include classical, pop, jazz, choral, a'cappella and barber shop.

Children to sing in their own chorus, or play their favorite instrument in the youth orchestra. Maybe to perform at Carnegie Hall or other international concert halls.

Everyone to discover our local history through the work of the Sussex County Historical Society and six           county museums.

Help for neighbors who need it, including those with substance abuse.

Teenage volunteers to develop community service skills by helping those in need.

Affordable, quality childcare meeting the various needs of individual families.

Improved mood and pain management, through musical therapy at Newton Medical Center.   


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