Opera New Jersey has received support, as well as three prestigious Citations of Excellence, from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) and is supported by such organizations as the Edward T. Cone Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey-where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. The largest cultural venue for performing arts in the state of New Jersey, NJPAC annually presents more than 350 concerts, plays, recitals, spoken word and cultural events. The performance home of the critically acclaimed New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJPAC regularly welcomes the world's foremost performers in every genre, from Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett and Yo-Yo Ma; to Paul Simon, Youssou N'Dour and ZZ Top; from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique.
Located in the heart of an emerging downtown Newark, NJPAC has been widely cited as a catalyst in the revitalization of New Jersey's largest city, attracting more than seven million visitors since it opened in 1997. NJPAC's arts Education initiatives have reached more than a million Newark and New Jersey children with innovative programs including the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, The Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts, The Young Artist Institute and the Verizon Passport to Culture SchoolTime Series. NJPAC also offers in-school residencies in dance, theater, music and the literary arts. The cornerstone of Newark's cultural community, NJPAC's free outdoor summer music series, Sounds of the City, is an annual highly anticipated event, attracting between 2,000 and 3,000 people to the three-acre Theater Square on Thursday nights during the summer months. To learn more, visit www.njpac.org.