NJPAC & NPS to Announce $450,000 Grant in Support of Arts Education for Newark Students

Date: 10/26/2016
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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[Newark, NJ – October 21, 2016] Newark Public Schools’ (NPS) arts teachers will be participating in a Teacher Professional Development Program at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on October 26th. The morning will include a series of curriculum workshops, along with a press conference at 12:30pm with officials from NJPAC and NPS. In the afternoon, teachers will participate in Arts Discipline Workshops on the “Creative Process” led by international artists. The program is funded by a grant awarded to NJPAC by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Along with sponsoring professional development programs, the $450,000 grant in support of arts education will significantly increase the number of Newark students invited to enjoy world-class performances at the NJPAC during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Dreena Whitfield at dwhitfield@nullnps.k12.nj.us or Daniel Bauer at dbauer@nullnjpac.org or 973-353-8051.


  • NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber
  • Newark School Board President, Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson
  • Special Assistant for the Arts, Newark Public Schools, Margaret El
  • NJPAC Vice President of Arts Education, Alison Scott-Williams
  • Dancer Justin Dominic
  • Newark poet Mireicy Aquino


  • Announcement of grant for NJPAC and Newark Public Schools, along with professional development program for arts teachers throughout Newark Public Schools.


  • Press Conference will be held at 12:30 p.m.
  • Professional Development programs will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue after the press conference at 1:05pm